Why You should choose redmond ...

The Redmond Police Department is a full-service agency made up of officers and professional staff who enjoy working in a supportive community. We employ 130 professional staff and officers and offer many specialty assignments.

  • Excellent pay & benefits
  • Healthcare provided (Premera Blue Cross & Kaiser)
  • Retirement healthcare (Teamsters Welfare Trust)
  • City-matched saving program (MEBT)
  • 457 savings program (MetLife)
  • Union membership Teamsters 117
  • Patrol officers & many staff work a 4/10 schedule
  • Paid on-duty time for physical fitness & annual cash bonus
  • Generous Holiday pay and Holiday bank cash out
  • Many employee wellness options - Peer Support, Brazilian jiu-jitsu classes, & Fitness incentives 
  • Paid on-duty time for firearms range practice and free training ammunition
The City of Redmond and the Puget Sound region is a great place to live! Excellent schools, vibrant communities, people who care, excellent parks and recreation, a dedicated 501(c)3 Redmond Police Foundation, OneRedmond, and of course, we have great food and coffee! 

Why Redmond PD?

Redmond Police are leaders in our community, guided by our core values of respect, professionalism, and dedication. Come work in a supportive, welcoming environment and enjoy some of the best benefits and incentives in the profession.

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Top Step Officer Pay 
(Includes all available 
bonuses & benefits) 

(includes 4% instructor
or SWAT pay)

Retirement Savings 

On-Duty Fitness

Redmond Police Chief Darrell Lowe


I am Redmond Police Chief Darrell Lowe. We are seeking well-qualified entry, exceptional, and lateral police officers, and professional staff to join our team. I am proud to work with staff who demonstrates high moral standards, respect, professionalism, dedication, and empathy to ensure that we meet the high expectations of our community.

One of the reasons I selected Redmond is the progressive, professional, and innovative culture of the department. We also enjoy excellent pay and benefits, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans, state and municipal retirement plans, and retirement medical insurance. We are fortunate to serve a highly supportive community.

Join our team today!

Darrell Lowe,
Redmond Police Chief

Application and Interview

Each new candidate initially applies through Public Safety Testing. After completing all requirements, apply at Redmond.gov, then pass the screening process and oral board exam.

Background investigation

Complete background check process, including chief’s interview, polygraph, psychological, drug screening, and medical exam will be required of selected candidates being considered for hire.

The Academy

Once a recruit passes the application process, they must complete the WA State Criminal Justice Training Center Basic or Equivalency Academy.

Field training Program

Successful candidates must complete the Field Training Program at RPD under an experienced officer for 12 –16 weeks.

Candidate Disqualifications

The City of Redmond Police Department will automatically disqualify any individual who has at any time:

  • Been convicted of a felony (or pled nolo contendere to a felony charge) or any offense that would be a felony if committed in Washington state or has been incarcerated for any crime.
  • Sold narcotics or dangerous drugs.
  • All illegal drug use will be closely scrutinized on a case-by-case basis.
  • Had a pattern of abusing prescription medication.
  • Been dishonorably discharged from the United States armed forces.
  • Received more than two moving traffic violations within the preceding 3 years, or reckless driving violation within the preceding 5 years, or driving while license suspended within the preceding 5 years, or driving while intoxicated within the preceding five years.
  • Been involved in more than one motor vehicle accident within the preceding 3 years for which the applicant received a traffic or criminal citation and was convicted, forfeited bail, or entered a plea of "guilty" or "nolo contendere."
  • Committed any serious violation of Federal, State, City or County laws.
  • Lied during any stage of the hiring process.
  • Falsified his or her personal history questionnaire or application or failed to disclose pertinent information.
  • Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statute.
  • Unlawful sexual misconduct.
  • Failure to meet the standards as determined by the department psychologist (written and oral interview).
  • Failure to meet the standards for the position as determined by the department physician.

The following disqualifiers may, upon review by the Redmond Police Department, make you ineligible to become a City of Redmond Police Officer:

  • Alcohol or substance misuse and/or abuse.
  • Excessive traffic violations.
  • Commission of a felony.
  • A demonstrated unwillingness to honor fiscal contracts or just debts.
  • Any other conduct or pattern of conduct that would tend to disrupt, diminish, or otherwise jeopardize public trust in the law enforcement profession.
  • An inability to perform the essential functions of a Police Officer.
  • Been previously employed as a law enforcement agent and since violated federal, state, or city criminal activity laws.