BELLEVUE POLICE DEPARTMENT, City of
450 110TH AVE. NE
BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON 98009
Updated: September 06, 2012
Classification: Entry Level Police Officer
The City of Bellevue Police Department is currently accepting test results for Entry Level Police Officer. There are currently 9 vacancies to fill.
Generous overtime and/or compensatory time allowances for overtime, callback, court, stand-by, and other instances.
4% premium pay for 10 specialty job assignments
Tax deferred and 90% City matched 401(k) defined contribution plan in lieu of participation in Social Security with vesting of city contributions at 10% per year (Municipal Employee Benefit Trust – MEBT)
457 deferred compensation plan – will accept rollovers from your existing 401(k) or (a); 403(b); 457(b) or Traditional IRA
State LEOFF II retirement plan
Generous health benefits including full medical, dental, vision, and a flexible spending account [FSA] for employee, spouse/domestic partner and children
Employee provided dry cleaning
Workout while on duty (two 1 ? hour workouts per / week)
Comprehensive Quartermaster program the supplies 100% of issued equipment, uniform, and weapons
Generous professional development and training opportunities, minimum of 24 hrs/year
Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
Tuition reimbursement program for bachelor, Master’s and Doctorate degrees
12 recognized holidays with holiday pay
Standard vacation accrual of 8.7 hrs/month rising in steps to 14.7 hrs/month at 20 yrs of service. 10 additional hours of vacation accrued per year for each year of service beyond 21.
Eight (8) hours vacation earned for no use of sick leave per year.
Annual $100 safe driving award
Clothing allowance up to $400/year for plain clothes assignments (Detectives, PIO, Training)
City provided $50,000 life insurance (no cost to employee)
Plentiful off-duty employment opportunities
Secure employee parking facility
Free annual pass (ORCA card) for regional bus/light rail transit
Per 2007-2010 contract, maximum Base Salary with 4 year college incentive pay is $6,757 per month ($81,085 / year). Premium pay of an additional 4% is assigned to employees working any of 10 specialty assignments.
This position performs investigative and general police work involving the protection of life and property, apprehension of criminals, enforcement of laws and ordinances, and the preservation of the peace. Work normally involves patrol, investigation, and traffic enforcement duties, which may be performed in police vehicles, on motorcycles, on bicycles, on foot, or on electric vehicle.
Bellevue Police Officers are strongly oriented toward community services and support law enforcement policies, which are community based. Initial assignment will be to the Patrol Section for a minimum of two years. The Entry Level Officer application process is initiated through www.NationalTestingNetwork.com.
Candidates are encouraged to visit the Bellevue Police Department website for further information www.ci.bellevue.wa.us/Police_Home.htm.
The Bellevue Police Department is an internationally accredited law enforcement agency committed to providing the highest quality law enforcement, community education and support services possible. Our residents enjoy a low crime rate and an outstanding quality of life. Bellevue is the fifth largest city in Washington, with a nighttime population of nearly 123,000 and a daytime population of over 155,000. We are budgeted for approximately 180 police officers and 40 civilian staff.
Applicant Contact Person:
Please direct any questions to National Testing Network at 1-866-563-3882. Please do not call the department directly.
To apply and sign up for pre-employment testing, go to http://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com and click on "Law Enforcement Jobs." Select the department and then read over all the department information and requirements and if qualified, select a testing location and a time and date for testing on the website calendar.
Age: Be at least 21 years of age.
Education: High School Grad/GED
Experience: Entry Level
Be a US citizen;
Obtain a valid Washington State Driver's License prior to being hired.
Must have ability to read and write the English language.
Vision: Applicant must have vision correctable to 20/20 in the better eye and 20/30 in the lesser eye. Applicants wearing eyeglasses or hard contacts must have uncorrected vision no worse than 20/200 in each eye. Applicants wearing soft contacts must be able to:
provide verifiable documentation that soft contacts have been worn regularly for at least one (1) year prior to application
meets minimum vision acuity standards with soft contact lenses, and
there are no indications of corneal damage, or conditions of the eye which might require discontinuation of soft contact use
Must have 90 quarter, or 60 semester college credit hours, from an accredited college, completed at the time of application for this position (sealed transcripts must be submitted prior to a background investigation).
Educational requirements will be waived if applicant has a minimum of 4 years active duty military experience with valid documentation of an honorable discharge.