The University of Washington Police Department is currently hiring for campus police officer. Entry level applicants are accepted; lateral experience is preferred.
University of Washington Police Officers respond to public calls for service within a very diverse community. We provide preventive patrol of the campus and nearby areas, enforcing state laws, city ordinances, and University regulations. Police Officers conduct criminal and traffic investigations, make arrests, prepare necessary documentation and testify in court. Officers also provide for the safety and security of persons and property at University events and attend community meetings. Officers have the opportunity to participate in a number of lateral assignments such as bicycle patrol, field training officer, detectives and crime prevention. UWPD Officers exercise police authority on surrounding city streets as agreed to under a memorandum of understanding with the Seattle Police Department and through provision of the Washington Mutual Aid Peace Officers Powers Act (RCW 10.93.070).
All qualified ENTRY and LATERAL POLICE OFFICER candidates are invited to participate in the complete selection process, which may include a physical agility test, written test, ride along with a Field Training Officer, Oral Boards (panel interview), a thorough background investigation, Hiring Committee interview, polygraph, medical examination and psychological examination. New, entry police officers attend the 720 hours Basic Law Enforcement Academy and, upon graduation, will enter a fourteen-week Field Training Officer (FTO) program. Lateral transfer officers will proceed directly into the FTO program. Lateral officers hired from out of state will attend the first available equivalency academy.
Before scheduling a test with the National Testing Network (NTN), you must first complete the application process at the University of Washington employment web site: www.uw.edu/jobs; click START your job search, enter Req #84899 in the search box. Create your online candidate profile and complete the related assessments for Campus Police Officer (Entry and Lateral). UWPD will only consider those who complete the entire application process. For those who have already completed testing with NTN, The UWPD will only consider test results that are valid within the last 6 months. If your results are older than 6 months, you will need to retest for this position.
To schedule testing with NTN, go to http://www.nationaltestingnetwork and click on LAW ENFORCEMENT JOBS. Select the department and read over all the information. Select a testing location and a time and date for testing on the website calendar. Testing is available many days a week in Everett and Olympia WA and once a month in Burien and Tacoma. For questions concerning the testing process, contact NTN at 866-563-3882.
Education: 2 years college degree or minimum 60 credit hours
Experience: Lateral is preferred
US Citizen: US Citizen
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid WASHINGTON State Driver's License: WA State Driver's License
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
2 Year Degree or minimum 60 hours college credit
Academy Certification: Yes
Prior Experience: Lateral candidates preferred