Are you an experienced officer?
The Everett Police Department is actively seeking and hiring seasoned officers to help fill its ranks. If you have at least two years in the last three years of full-time paid service as a sworn police officer in a civilian governmental jurisdiction with extensive patrol experience, you are eligible to apply to the Everett Police Department as a Lateral or Experienced Police Officer.
Experienced Police Officer Bonus Program
Experienced Police officers who successfully complete their probation with the Everett Police Department are eligible for a $15,000 hiring incentive. Learn more about this program (PDF).
Application materials may be accessed online. All applicants are required to complete and submit the City of Everett employment application and supplemental questionnaire.
The first part of the testing process is a panel review of your responses to the supplemental questionnaire. Therefore, please treat this portion as a TEST. Your responses on the supplemental questionnaire will be
You will be notified by email and/or phone concerning your results – pass or fail.
Oral Panel Evaluation
When you successfully pass the supplemental questionnaire/test with a grade of 70 or higher, you are eligible to continue in the evaluation process. Everett Police Department (EPD) Training division will contact you to schedule a time for an oral panel evaluation. At that time, you will receive a Personal History Statement questionnaire with instructions for completion from
Once you have successfully completed the testing process, the background investigation will begin which will include an initial interview, background check, criminal history check, polygraph (lie detector) exam, and suitability assessment.
Summary of Experienced Officer Benefits
Experienced Officers start at the top base monthly wage, currently $94,620 per year.
City Match on Deferred Compensation Retirement Plan
For 2019, the employer will match up to $2,363.92 annually.
Laterals accrue vacation based on total years of qualifying law enforcement service:
|Years of Service||# of Work Hours Per Month||Hours Per Year|
|3rd & 4th Years||11.333||136|
|6th & 7th Years||12.667||152|
|8th & 9th Years||13.333||160|
|10th - 14th Years||14.000||168|
|15th - 19th Years||15.333||184|
|20th - 24th Years||16.667||200|
|25th year & Beyond||18.667||224|
An experienced applicant who has had continuous commissioned police officer
In lieu of holiday time off, employees receive a holiday bank of 120 hours each year. If the bank hours are not used during the year, the employee can cash-out for the unused hours in December. 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 of the following:
|After the completion of 4 years with EPD||2.0% per month additional|
|After the completion of 8 years with EPD||3.5% per month additional|
|After the completion of 12 years with EPD||5.5% per month additional|
|After the completion of 16 years with EPD||7.0% per month additional|
|After the completion of 20 years with EPD||9.0% per month additional|
|After the completion of 24 years with EPD||11.0% per month additional|
|After the completion of 28 years with EPD||13.0% per month additional|
|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. Degree||7.0% per month additional|
|Master's Degree||9.0% per month additional|
|Ph.D. or Doctorate||11.0% per month additional|
Medical, Dental and Vision Plan for Officers and Dependents
Medical: The City provides the following two (2) plans.
- HMA (City Self-Insured PPO Plan)
- Kaiser (HMO)
Dental: Delta Dental of Washington
Vision: HMA Vision Coverage
For more information regarding benefits, contact Marcy Hammer, Benefits Coordinator at 425-257-7035.
Specialty Pay for Specialty Assignment
Specialty assignments are paid 4% above the first class officers Base Monthly Wage.
|Bomb Technician||Motorcycle Patrol Officer|
|Tactical Team Member||ACT Team Member|
|Dive Team Members||Video Forensics|
|Canine Handlers||Training Officer|
|Hostage Negotiators||Range Master|
|Tactical Team Coordinators||Background Investigations Officer|
|Investigations Detective||School Resource Officer|
- College tuition reimbursement program
- LEOFF II Pension plan