CENTRALIA, CITY OF
118 WEST MAPLE
CENTRALIA, WASHINGTON 98531
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Updated: January 07, 2021
Job Classification: Police Officer - Entry Level/Lateral
The Centralia Police Department is currently building an ongoing eligibility list.
The department requires the candidate PHQ. You can access the questionnaire through your candidate account. The PHQ must be completed by the closing date or you may not be considered further in the process.
Lateral Entry Applicants must be currently or recently employed as a peace officer in the State of Washington and hold such certification. Recently employed or out of state applicants must pass the CJTC Equivalency Academy within the required time frame. Please see the City of Centralia website www.cityofcentralia.com or visit City Hall at 118 W. Maple, Centralia, WA 98531 for detailed information on required qualifications and how to apply and/or test for this position. For questions call. The city of Centralia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Salary Information:2020 Salary ranges $5,760 - $6,846 per month DOQ/DOE + educational incentive, special assignment incentive, longevity, and generous benefitsOriginal Entry Level officer wage during Basic Law Enforcement will be $4,608
Benefit Information: 12 Holidays (including two floating holidays); Sick leave - 1 day per month accrual, Vacation Leave - 8 hours to 16.66 hours per month depending on length of service, Teamsters Medical Plans, Life Insurance and Disability Plans; Deferred Compensation Program including city match of up to 4% of employee contribution, LEOFF Retirement System, Longevity Pay (1.5% to 4% of base salary), Education Incentive Pay (2% to 4% of base salary), Premium Pay (2% of base) for SWAT, Traffic, or Anti-Crime Team assignment; dual language (Spanish), or FTO, additional hourly pay per month for K-9 assignment; All uniforms and equipment furnished by the city; Personally assigned patrol vehicle (with take-home assignments in most cases).
Contact Information:Mahlia Heinricher360-623-8251Civil Service Secretary/Examinermheinricher@cityofcentralia.com
Department Overview: The department currently has 31 commissioned officers and 8 support positions. The annual budget of the department is $5.5 million dollars. Officers in our department respond to more than 22,000 service requests in a year and produce more than 3,600 citations and arrests. Patrol officers currently work eleven-hour shifts with four days on and four days off.
Area Information: Centralia is a community located midway between Portland and Seattle, on I-5. The City is the largest in Lewis County and has undergone significant re-development.
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid WASHINGTON State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: 20/20 corrected better eye; 20/30 corrected worse eye
Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers:
Drug Use Disqualifiers: