Lateral Police Officer
Vancouver Police Department - Vancouver, Washington
- Entry Level Salary:
- $4,418.00 monthly
- Academy Graduate:
- $4,639.00 monthly
- $4,639.00 monthly
- Top Pay:
- $5,921.00 monthly
The City of Vancouver, Washington is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of lateral entry police officer, in the Vancouver Police Department. The Vancouver Police Department is a professional, progressive and innovative law enforcement agency working to become an integral part of the lives of the citizens it serves. Its fundamental mission is to work in partnership with the community to protect life and property and to enhance the quality of life in Vancouver through proactive problem solving, fair and equitable law enforcement and effective use of resources.
A lateral entry police officer is charged with protecting life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances including the prevention, detection and investigation of crimes and civil infractions, including the exercising of arresting authority.
The Patrol schedule allows generous days off. Officers work 10.5 hour shifts on a 5/4, 5/4, 5/5 schedule (on/off). Most specialty assignments enjoy a 4/10 schedule with weekends off. Over-time is available but rarely required.
The position of police officer is covered by an agreement between the City and the Vancouver Police Officer’s Guild. Regular employees in this position are required to pay union dues.
Family and domestic partner health benefits include medical, dental and vision. Coverage is provided through Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, or Kaiser Permanente.
Other benefits include a deferred compensation program, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, long-term disability, paid days off and sick leave. Retirement benefits are provided through Washington State Law Enforcement Officers’ and Fire Fighters Retirement System (LEOFF).
For more information, see the careers page on our website at www.vanpolice.org. If you would like to speak with a background investigator personally, contact Sgt. Deb Libbey at (360) 487-7465 or email@example.com.
All candidates who meet minimum requirements are encouraged to apply. Application materials are available at www.ci.vancouver.wa.us or at Human Resources, 610 Esther Street, 2nd Floor, Vancouver, WA 98660, by calling (360) 619-1002. A non-refundable $10 application fee is to be submitted with every application. (Please write checks payable to The City of Vancouver). For further information, please contact Human Resources toll free (866) 886-CVHR(2847). Job Hotline (360) 696-8128. E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vancouver is located in SW Washington across the Columbia River from Portland, OR. The City has a population of approximately 163,000 and is close to abundant outdoor recreational activities. The Vancouver Police Department has approximately 210 sworn officers and 35 civilian staff. The department currently works out of a main headquarters and two precincts.
This announcement is meant only as a general descriptive recruitment guide. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract and is not a complete description of the job.
TOBACCO FREE/DRUG FREE WORKPLACE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
- Age: 21
- Education: equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade
- Experience: Completion of a state certified law enforcement academy