Police Officer – Entry Level
$3,283.80 – $4,712.94 Semi-Monthly
Salary rates above include longevity, education incentive, bilingual premium, detective premium, field training officer premium, and school resource officer which employees are not eligible to receive until a date specified by the collective bargaining agreement or assigned by the Police Chief. Additionally, a K-9 officer shall receive a K-9 stipend of three (3) hours per week at 48% of Step 5 Police Officer overtime rate.
Provides emergency aid, security and protection to the citizens of Bremerton by patrolling business and residential areas, responding to requests for information and assistance, investigating criminal activity and otherwise ensuring the proper enforcement of laws and regulations.
Representative Essential Duties and Responsibilities
(Note – This list is intended only to illustrate the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements does not exclude them from the position.)
- Patrols as directed in preventing crime and to enforce federal, state and city laws and regulations.
- Observes, reports, and acts on conditions conducive to crime and danger such as checking buildings for security, assisting other officers on traffic stops and checking suspicious persons and vehicles. Reports traffic hazards and directs traffic flow when necessary.
- Determines the nature of a call, investigates the circumstances, and takes any necessary and prudent action, such as making arrests and transporting prisoners. Searches prisoners, collects personal effects and assures proper safeguarding of personal effects.
- Provides assistance to the public in emergency and non-emergency situations. Administers first aid and requests medical service. Performs crisis intervention in sensitive situations such as family disputes. Provides general information to the public on laws and ordinances. Assists persons with complaints and inquiries or directs them to the appropriate authorities.
- Prepares a variety of records and reports, such as reports on arrests, property impounded, accidents, offenses, and damage to property; assists in searching, booking, processing and supervising prisoners.
- Performs investigative assignments on serious crimes. Conducts interviews of victims, witnesses and suspects and submits progress reports on cases under investigation. Collects and documents evidence and may arrest suspects.
Qualifying Education and Experience (Minimum Requirements)
Possess a High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED). Must successfully complete Washington State Law Enforcement Training Commission Academy. Washington State Peace Officer Certification must be obtained within one year of hire. A valid Washington State driver’s license with a good driving record is required. Must be twenty-one (21) years of age at time of hire. Must meet required physical and medical standards and all Civil Service requirements. Read, speak and write the English language.
Pass a comprehensive background investigation including financial investigation, polygraph and/or truth verification examination, physical fitness/agility test and psychological and medical evaluations. Must be a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States of America.