Hiring process

The Redmond Police Department is seeking well-qualified entry, lateral, and exceptional police officers and professional staff to join our team.

General Requirements

  • At least 21 years of age
  • U.S. Citizen or lawful, permanent resident
  • 90 quarter or 60 semester hours from an accredited college, or;
  • College waiver for 2+ years law enforcement experience
  • Valid WA State driver's license upon hire
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Entry Level

Testing

Pass initial written and physical agility tests conducted through Public Safety Testing.

Apply

Apply at redmond.gov, pass the screening process and oral board exam.

Background

Pass background including chief’s interview, polygraph, psychological and medical exams.

Academy

Complete WA State Criminal Justice Training Center Basic Law Enforcement Academy.

Field Training

Complete Field Training Program, partnering with an experienced officer for 16 weeks.

Lateral & Exceptional

Apply

Apply at redmond.gov, pass the screening process and oral board exam.

Oral Board Exam

Attend and pass the oral board exam in person or remotely via video or phone.

Background

Pass background including Chief’s interview, polygraph, psychological and medical exams.

Academy

Complete the 80-hour WA State Criminal Justice Training Center Equivalency Academy.

Field Training

Complete Field Training Program, partnering with an experienced officer for 12-16 weeks.

LATERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Employed as a full-time, sworn, law enforcement officer for a minimum of 24 months within the last five years.
  • Provide a certificate or transcript from an equivalent Basic Law Enforcement Academy that satisfies WA State Criminal Justice Training Center requirements.


Exceptional REQUIREMENTS

  • Associate of Arts degree in law enforcement, criminal justice, or a related field from an accredited college; or
  • Completion of 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours from an accredited college or university; or 
  • Two (2) years of military experience.
  • Be a current full-time sworn police officer who works for another law enforcement agency and worked less than two continuous years (with no break in service of more than 24 months if not currently employed as a police officer).

Entry Officer benefits

  • Entry pay range: $85,272 -$98,760 (plus approximately$7,400 in bonuses).
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans.
  • Retirement medical through Teamsters Welfare Trust.
  • Uniforms and equipment provided.
  • State and municipal retirement plans.
  • Three hours of duty time per week for physical fitness training plus annual physical fitness cash bonus.
  • Four 10-hour shifts with rotating weekends every 6-7 weeks.
  • Current Compensation for Entry Officers.

Lateral & exceptional Benefits

General Benefits

  • Lateral pay range: $92,016 -$98,760 (plus approximately $8,000 in bonuses).
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans.
  • Uniforms and equipment provided. State and municipal retirement plans.
  • Retirement medical through Teamsters Welfare Trust.
  • Three hours of duty time per week for physical fitness training.
  • Four 10-hour shifts with rotating weekends every 6-7 weeks.

Additional lateral-specific Benefits

  • Lateral officer with 5+ years of experience eligible for top step annual pay.
  • $5,000 transition incentive.
  • Starting 40-hour bank of vacation and sick pay.
  • Eligible to apply for specialty and collateral duty positions once off probation.
  • Waiver of college education requirement for 2+ years of experience.
  • Current  Lateral Police Officer Compensation.

4% Increase for 
Specialty assignments

  • Detectives
  • Traffic
  • Recruiting
  • Training
  • Outreach
  • School Resource Officer

4% INCREASE FOR 
COLLATERAL DUTIES

  • Firearms
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Emergency Vehicles Operations Course (EVOC)
  • Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)
  • Crisis Negotiation

READY TO APPLY?

CONTACT A RECRUITER TO START THE PROCESS OF JOINING 
REDMOND POLICE Department.