Lateral and Entry-Level Police Officer

Yakima Police Dept. - Yakima, Washington

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Salary Information

Entry Level:
$Starting at $67,056 (plus incentives) annual
Academy Graduate:
$$72,504 (plus incentives) annual
Lateral Transfer:
$$76,548 (plus incentives) annual
Top Pay:
$$90,900 (plus incentives) annual

Job Description

Patrol officers work 5 days on, then enjoy 4 and 5 day weekends. Shifts are 10 hours 40 minutes long.

Officers are provided with take home cars that can be used on, and off-duty

Serving a population of almost 100,000; the Yakima Police Department has a dedicated staff of approximately 200 employees, over 140 of which are sworn officer positions. The Department responds to over 55,000 calls for service each year and operates within the structure of five major divisions - Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Special Operations, Corrections and Administrative Services. The Yakima Police Department prides itself on being honest, professional and trustworthy. The Yakima Police Department is comprised of exceptional employees who have a strong desire to make a difference in the Yakima community. We are looking for individuals with high integrity to join our innovative and professional team. If this describes you and the type of organization you would like to be a part of, contact our Recruiting Officer, Hailie Meyers, at (509)-575-3559 or

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Additional Information

Yakima is located in sunny Central Washington and is the County seat of Yakima County. Yakima leads the way to the Cascade Mountains and enjoys over 200 days of sunshine, all four season, and exceptional recreational opportunities. Driving time to Seattle is about 2.5 hours and the cities of Spokane, Washington and Portland, Oregon are not much further. The Yakima community offers a small-town feel, affordable cost of living and community members who work in partnership with police. The Yakima Police Department offers excellent wages and benefits; the Department employs a tight-knit group of people who enjoy spending time together, on and off the clock.

In addition to the base salary, officers are provided with a clothing allowance, education incentive, differential pay for specialty assignments and shift differential.

Military preference points are also available for use in the hiring process or for promotional testing

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: High School Diploma (or equivalent)
  • Experience: For Entry Level - No experience needed; Lateral-Officers require 2 years LE exerience

-Applicants must be 21 years of age or older

-Must be a US citizen or lawful permanent resident

-Be a high school graduate or equivalent

-In good physical condition, good moral character and capable of performing the full range of required duties

-Must possess normal color vision

-Must be able to meet and maintain the department standards for firearm qualification and all State and Federal laws to possess and carry a firearm

Contact Informaton

Hailie Meyers

Yakima Police Dept.
200 S 3rd St
Yakima, Washington 98901
phone: 509-575-3559

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