Entry-Level Officers

The Everett Police Department is actively looking to hire entry-level officers. We provide an exciting work environment, paid training, and all equipment.

Application Process

Job information can be found on the City of Everett website.

To start the application process, visit PublicSafetyTesting.com to complete your application online then select the testing date, time, and location most convenient for you. For further information, call toll-free 1-866-HIRE-911. Applicants must also complete their Personal History Statement (PHS) via PublicSafetyTesting.com and the City's Supplemental Personal History Statement by the close of the filing window in order to be placed on the eligibility register. 

The screening process will consist of a written test weighted 100% (pass score 70.00 and above) AND successful completion (Pass) on the Physical Ability Test (PAT) within the six months prior to the closing date. Public Safety Testing conducts the City of Everett's written and PAT examinations.
All portions of the process are designed to sample and measure the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities. Additional screening prior to appointment to the Police Officer (Entry-Level) position includes an employment and general background investigation as well as medical, drug testing, psychological and polygraph examinations.

Background Process

Once you have successfully completed the testing process, applicants will be ranked on a list which will be approved by the Civil Service Commission. Starting from the top of the list, applicants will then begin 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 Benefits

Competitive Wages

Entry level officers start at a base monthly wage, currently $68.052 per year.

Second year officers have a base monthly wage, currently $74,520 per year.
*College incentive pay applies (noted below).

Third year officers have a base monthly wage, currently $89,184 per year.
*Pay increases with longevity, college incentive pay, and additional opportunities (noted below).

City Match on Deferred Compensation Retirement Plan

For the year of 2017, employer match is up to $2,200 annually.

Vacation Accrual

Years of Service
# of Work Hours Per MonthHours Per Year
1st Year
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


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 the January 1st in a given year, the City may prorate the hours to be banked.

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 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 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% and above the first class officers Base Monthly Wage.

Specialty Assignments
Bomb TechnicianMotorcycle Patrol Officer
Tactical Team MemberACT Team Member
Dive Team MembersVideo Forensics
Canine HandlersTraining Officer
Hostage NegotiatorsRange Master
Tactical Team CoordinatorsBackground Investigations Officer
Investigations DetectiveSchool Resource Officer

Additional Benefits

  • College tuition reimbursement program 
  • LEOFF II Pension plan

More Information

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