Are you an experienced officer?

The Everett Police Department is hiring qualified candidates.

Application Process

The Everett Police Department is actively seeking quality experienced officers. You are eligible to apply as a Lateral or Experienced Police Officer if you have:

  • A minimum of twenty-four (24) months of full-time paid service as a sworn police officer in a civilian governmental jurisdiction with extensive patrol experience, without a break in service of more than thirty-six (36) months by the application date AND either the successful completion of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Basic Law Enforcement Academy (BLEA) prior to application date, or the ability to successfully complete the Washington State Justice Training Commission Equivalency Examination within one (1) year after employment. Out-of-state applicants must possess the necessary training and experience to become certified in accordance with Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission standards.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain prior to employment, a valid Washington State Driver License and the ability to maintain it for the duration of employment.
  • Attainment of the age of 21 years by the application date.
  • Excellent physical condition.
  • Not on the current eligible register for Experienced Police Officer, per Everett’s Civil Service Rule 2.12.

Experienced Police Officer Incentive Program

  • In-state officers - up to $30,000
  • Out-of-state officers - up to $25,000
  • Basic Law Enforcement Academy (BLEA) Certified Officers - up to $15,000

Everett Police Labor Agreement

Application Process

Application materials may be accessed online by clicking here. All applicants are required to complete and submit the City of Everett employment application and supplemental questionnaire.

Supplemental Questionnaire

The first part of the testing process is a panel review of your responses to the supplemental questionnaire. Treat this as a TEST as responses are used to determine whether you meet the eligibility requirements and measure suitability for the department. Answer all questions fully as resumes are not used in this part of the process.

You will be notified of the results by email and/or phone.

Oral Panel Evaluation

After successfully passing the supplemental questionnaire, you will be scheduled for an oral panel evaluation and will receive a Personal History Statement questionnaire. A passing score of 70% is required to continue in the hiring process.

Background Process

Once you successfully complete the oral panel, the background investigation will begin. The investigation process may include:

  • Review of the personal history statement
  • Initial interview
  • Background check
  • Criminal history check
  • Polygraph (lie detector) exam
  • Suitability assessment
  • Reference check

You can view a list of automatic and potential disqualifiers here.

Summary of Benefits

Competitive Wages

Experienced Officers start at the top base wage of $117,468 per year.
BLEA Certified Officers start at a base wage of $89,390 per year.

Moving Expenses

Up to $7,500 for documented moving expenses if relocating a primary residence from outside of Snohomish County into Snohomish County.

City Match on Deferred Compensation Retirement Plan

For 2022, the employer will match up to $3,200 annually.

Preloaded Vacation and Sick Time

Experienced Officers will receive 80 hours of vacation and 80 hours of sick time upon hiring.


Experienced Officers accrue vacation based on total years of qualifying law enforcement service:

Years of Service# of Work Hours Per MonthHours Per Year
1st Year10.000120
2nd Year10.667128
3rd & 4th Years11.333136
5th Year12.000144
6th & 7th Years12.667152
8th & 9th Years13.333160
10th - 14th Years14.000168
15th - 19th Years15.333184
20th - 24th Years16.667200
25th year & Beyond18.667224

An experienced applicant who has had continuous commissioned police officer service as recognized by the Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission will have their vacation accrual calculated upon their years of continuous police officer service. Lapse of continuous service over 4 weeks will not be considered continuous service. Human Resources will review all submitted documentation for eligibility.


In lieu of holiday time off, employees receive a holiday bank of 132 hours each year. This bank can be used as additional time off or be cashed out at the end of the calendar year.
*Employees hired after January 1st will have their hours prorated.

Longevity & College Incentive

Officers have the option of receiving either the longevity or college incentive, but not both:

After the completion of 4 years with EPD2.0% per month additional
After the completion of 8 years with EPD3.5% per month additional
After the completion of 12 years with EPD5.5% per month additional
After the completion of 16 years with EPD7.0% per month additional
After the completion of 20 years with EPD9.0% per month additional
After the completion of 24 years with EPD11.0% per month additional
After the completion of 28 years with EPD13.0% per month additional

College Incentive
45 credits (one year)2.0% per month additional
90 credits (two years)3.5% per month additional
135 credits (three year)5.5% per month additional
B.A. or B.S. Degree7.0% per month additional
Master’s Degree9.0% per month additional
Ph.D. or Doctorate11.0% per month additional

Medical, Dental and Vision Plan for Officers & Dependents

Medical: The City provides the following three (3) plans.

  • HMA (City Self-Insured PPO Plan)
  • HMA (Consumer Driven Health Care Plan)
  • Kaiser (HMO)

Dental: Delta Dental of Washington

Vision: HMA Vision Coverage

For more information contact the City of Everett HR Benefits Coordinator at 425-257-7035.

Specialty Pay for Specialty Assignment

Specialty assignments are paid 4% and above the first class officers Base Monthly Wage.

Specialty Assignments
ACT Team MemberK-9 Handlers
Background Investigations Officer
Motorcycle Patrol Officer
Bomb Technician
Range Master
Community Outreach & Enforcement Team
School Resource Officer
Dive Team Members
Tactical Team Coordinator
Gang Response Unit Member
Tactical Team Member (SWAT)
Hostage Negotiators
Training Officer
Investigations Detective
Video Forensics Detective

Additional Benefits

  • College tuition reimbursement program 
  • LEOFF II Pension plan
  • Take-home car program

*All uniforms and required equipment are provided by the department.

More Information:

Contact a recruiter.