How Do I Become An Officer?

For details on police employment access the recruitment brochure (PDF).
Working in partnership with our community to enhance quality of life and reduce crime.
Recognized as a leader in law enforcement
Respected by the community
Tough on crime
Core Values
We are morally and ethically aware, resolute, and above reproach, regardless of our duty status. We commit ourselves to the highest standards of trust, responsibility and discipline. We will promote justice in a fair and impartial manner. Whether observed or not, we will make the right decisions for the right reasons at the right time.

Professionalism is embodied in our commitment to proficiency, competency, reliability and excellence in all aspects of our performance and conduct. We reject complacency and are dedicated to pursuing the highest levels of knowledge, skill and expertise. We embrace the privilege of being community leaders and will lead by example through our commitment to duty and accountability to each other, our Department and our community.

We are committed to providing faithful and courageous police service to all. We have the courage to stand up for what we believe is right, and the courage to admit when we are wrong. We believe in placing duty before self and are willing to accept personal sacrifice for the greater good. Understanding what and who we represent, we take great pride in being part of the Everett Police Department.
Getting Started
To start the process, go to the Human Resources website for information on employment opportunities or contact them at:

City of Everett - Human Resources Department
2930 Wetmore Ave., Suite 5A
Everett, WA 98201
(425) 257-8768
(800) 458-7630

Testing is conducted every 6 months - or as needed.

Send us an email to have a recruiter contact you.
Preparing For Testing
Being prepared is an important part of passing the required tests. Information can be found to help you get ready.
Why Everett?
Everett is the county seat and largest city which makes it the economic, financial, governmental, medical and cultural center for Snohomish County. With over 104,000 residents, Everett is located 26 miles north of Seattle in one of the most desirable regions of the United States.

Everett is home to Boeing’s largest manufacturing facility and the Port Gardner waterfront hosts the U.S. Naval Station Everett and the homeport for the aircraft carrier, USS Nimitz. 

Our extensive shoreline contains the West Coast’s largest public marina while Possession Sound boasts its excellent fishing, crabbing, boating and kitesurfing. Additionally, family activities include summer and winter sports in the nearby Cascade Mountains or a short ferry ride to the scenic Olympic Peninsula.

Everett’s engaging city, coupled with abundant recreational opportunities, make it a great place to live, work, play and raise a family.