MONROE, CITY OF
818 W. MAIN ST.
MONROE, WASHINGTON 98272
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Updated: December 16, 2020
Classification: Entry-Level Police Officer
The Monroe Police Department is hiring!
Salary Information:2021 Pre-Academy - $5,973 While in the Academy - $6, 1072021 Post Academy ( Step A) $6,417 – (Step E) $7,798Benefit Information:LEOFF II state retirement planVacation / Sick LeaveExcellent health, dental, vision and prescription drug programOn-Site Wellness Center (Gym), on duty usePolice Officers GuildUniform / Equipment ProvidedEmployer-paid Long Term Disability PlanOptional Deferred Compensation with City "match" of 3%Specialty, Spanish Speaking, Education and Longevity PayApplicant Contact Person:Debbie WillisAdministrative Bureau Directordwillis@ci.monroe.wa.usDepartment Overview:The Monroe Police Department is committed to serving the community with professionalism, respect, integrity dedication, and excellence. We believe in hiring individuals who demonstrate responsibility, a strong work ethic, common sense, and strong decision-making skills. A career with the Monroe Police Department can be very rewarding and satisfying as you have the opportunity to make a difference by applying sound concepts to the solution of real-life problems. City/County/Area Information:The City of Monroe lies 17 miles east of Everett on Highway 2 and 10 miles northeast of Bothell/Woodinville on Highway 522. With a diverse population of 18,806, the city has become the center of trade, business, and professional services for East Snohomish County. We are anticipating growth in the near future with the addition of the North Kelsey Project, which will include retail and residential development. Monroe is the home of the Evergreen State Fair, the largest county fair in the state. The fairgrounds are open year-round to provide a variety of events. The equestrian park at the fairgrounds is one of the finest facilities in the west with events scheduled all year. The city is located in a river valley and surrounded by forested open space. Our many parks and public places are beautifully maintained. Access to fishing, white-water rafting, and other water sports, hiking, skiing, climbing, and camping opportunities is only minutes away. The mountain wilderness area east of Monroe is a panorama of waterfalls, streams and mountain lakes. Population: 18,806
Age: 21 at time of hire.
US Citizen: Yes. Must establish residency within 30 miles of the City of Monroe by the end of the probation period.
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid WASHINGTON State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Automatic Disqualifiers: Driving:
A conviction of Driving While Intoxicated (D.U.I) within the last five years or two or more D.U.I.
convictions ever. A diversion of similar action (First Degree Negligent Driving) will be considered to be the
same as a D.U.I. conviction.
Two or more driver’s license revocations and/or suspensions for driving violations, point accumulation, or
failure to appear to pay fine.
A traffic history that shows a continuing and/or recent pattern of poor decision-making.
Illegal drug substance usage or exposure within past year.
Legal or illegal use of marijuana/hashish within the past year.
Illegal use of opiates/narcotics (heroin, morphine, etc.) or abuse of prescribed opiates/narcotics.
Illegal use of amphetamines/methamphetamines .
Illegal use of cocaine over five times regardless of time frame, or a) any use of crack cocaine one time; b) any
use of free based cocaine , or c) any illegal injection of cocaine.
Hallucinogen (mushrooms, LSD, PCP, etc.) no more than one time, and no uses within the past ten years.
Illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
Illegal use of non-prescribed oral or injectable steroids over five sequences/cycles within the last two years.
Illegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Pattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
As an adult, any conviction of a felony offense, or conviction of a gross misdemeanor involving moral
turpitude. (Juvenile offenses will be carefully reviewed).
Any misdemeanor, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Conviction of domestic violence.
Unlawful sexual misconduct.
One or more terminations. (Leaving an employer in lieu of termination will be carefully reviewed).
Dishonorable discharge from the United States armed forces.
Work history showing a pattern of unexcused absences. (Discipline and/or discharges will be carefully
Failure to pay income tax or child support.
Current credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.
Pattern of excessive gambling.
Found to have lied during any stage of the hiring process.
Falsified any part of the application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during the hiring
Unprofessional or offensive tattoo or brand, regardless of its location (i.e., depictions of nudity or violence;
sexually explicit or vulgar art, words, phrases, or profane language, symbols likely to incite a strong negative
reaction in any group, initials or acronyms that represent criminal or historically oppressive organizations).
Previous revocation or denial of Criminal Justice Training Commission (CJTC) certified status or suspension
of current CJTC certified status.
This list is not all-inclusive and is intended to serve only as a general guideline. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis, as appropriate.
Additional: Applicants are cautioned that government clearances or success in other police agency selection processes are no
guarantee of success in the Monroe Police Department hiring process. All candidates must successfully pass a
department background process that includes, but is not limited to a polygraph, psychological, and medical