Entry-Level Officers

The Everett Police Department is currently accepting new entry-level applications.

Application Process

Information about career opportunities can be found on the City of Everett's Government Jobs 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 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.

Please visit Public Safety Testing to learn how you can best prepare yourself for a successful testing process.

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 which will include an initial interview, background check, criminal history check, polygraph (lie detector) exam, and suitability assessment. You can view a list of automatic and potential disqualifiers here.


Competitive Wages

Entry level officers start at a base wage of $94,104 per year.

Second year officers have a base wage of $103,056 per year.
*College incentive pay applies as noted below.

Third year officers have a base wage of $123,336 per year.
*Pay increases with longevity, college incentive pay and additional opportunities as noted below.

City Match on Deferred Compensation Retirement Plan

For 2024, the employer will match up to $3,700 per year.

Vacation Accrual

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


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 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 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.

Continue the process and prepare for testing.