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Experienced Police Positions

The Bellevue Police Department continuously accepts test results for lateral police officer throughout the year, and will hire 20+ officers in 2014

Salary Range: 2014$5,367 Step 2 - $6,873 Step 5 / Top Step (not including education incentive pay or premium pay)



The Bellevue Police Department accepts experienced lateral police officer applications continuously to maintain a list of qualified applicants to hire from. We have traditionally filled 50 percent of vacancies with experienced lateral officers. Lateral officers' prior experience may be recognized and factoring into an elevated starting pay rate. Depending on prior service, it is possible to obtain the highest pay step after successful completion of the one year probationary period. Out of state police officers will also need to successfully pass the Washington State Criminal Justice Commission 80 hour Equivalency Academy.

All applicants are required to pass a physical agility test, a general aptitude written test, and a video based scenario test through http://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com/. Based upon the results of National Testing Network scores, applicants will be ranked and selected for an oral board interview. Based on the oral board interview scores, lateral applicants are placed on an Experienced Lateral Civil Service eligibility list. Applicants who are ranked high on the civil service eligibility list will be selected to undergo a comprehensive pre-employment background investigation. Applicants who successfully pass the pre-employment background investigation may receive a conditional offer of employment. These applicants will then have to pass a full medical exam, a psychological evaluation, and a polygraph examination before employment.

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Please apply online at http://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com/. Testing for Bellevue Police may be scheduled at any of National Testing Network’s locations throughout the country.

For more information, contact Police Recruiting at BPDJOBS@bellevuewa.gov

The City of Bellevue is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce.

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450 110th Ave. NE
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Recruiting Hotline
Phone: 425-452-4BPD
Fax: 425-452-4297
E-mail: BPDJOBS@bellevuewa.gov
Contact: For emergencies (including hearing impaired), 911

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