Police Officer – Washington Certified

Bremerton, WA
Bremerton Police Department

Salary: $3,283.80 – $4,712.94 Semi-Monthly.

Position Summary:

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.

Essential Functions:

  • 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.
  • Appears in court and is available to testify in matters which the officer has knowledge of.
  • Maintains proficiency in the use of police related equipment.
  • Prepares and maintains legible, concise and understandable activity logs and other related or similar types of information as a personal reference record of incidents and details.
  • May perform special assignments including investigation, crime prevention, traffic control, or K-9.
  • May assist in the training of new employees and reserves.
  • Checks business and private property for security. Investigates such conditions as open doors, broken windows, vehicles parked in suspicious places.

Requirements:

  • Successful completion of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy or equivalency certificate.
  • Current and valid Peace Officer Certification through the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission.
  • Pass a comprehensive background investigation including financial investigation, polygraph and/or truth verification examination, psychological and medical evaluations.
  • High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED) is required. College level work in law enforcement or related field and specialized law enforcement training are highly desired.
  • Read, speak and write the English language.
  • A valid Washington State driver’s License with a good driving record is required.
  • Must be a citizen or a lawful permanent resident of the United States of America.
  • Must be twenty-one (21) years of age at time of hire.