Police Officer Entry-level

Seattle, WA
Seattle Police Department

$40.06 – $52.45 Hourly

2/8/2023 5:00 PM Pacific

HIRING BONUS: The City of Seattle is offering a $7,500 hiring bonus for entry-level police officers. Half of the hiring incentive will be paid in the first paycheck and the second half upon completion of any probationary period established by the Public Safety Civil Service Rules. Hiring incentives paid to new recruits who leave Seattle Police Department employment before five years of completed service must be paid back to the City.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide for public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, protecting people and property, enforcing motor vehicle and criminal laws, and promoting good community relations. Explains laws and police procedures to residents.
  • Operates a patrol car. Patrols city streets, areas and businesses to deter criminal activity and promote public safety.
  • Investigates conditions hazardous to life or property; conducts initial investigations of crime and crime scenes; may assist detectives in criminal investigation work. Conducts search and seizure activities as appropriate. Collects and preserves crime scene and evidence.
  • Arrests and/or detains suspected violators of the law. Review facts of incidents to determine if criminal act or statute violations were involved.
  • Records facts to prepare reports that document incidents and activities.
  • Render aid to accident victims and other persons requiring first aid for physical injuries.
  • Transports individuals in custody.
  • Presents evidence and testimony in judicial settings.

Eligibility Standards:

  • Be at least twenty and half (20.5) years of age.
  • Hold United States citizenship, OR have legal permanent residency in the U.S.
  • Attained a high school diploma or a certificate of high school equivalency (GED).
  • Individuals may not have been discharged from military service under dishonorable conditions.