Police Officer

Police Officer – Entry and Lateral

The Swinomish Police Department is accepting applications for both lateral and entry level positions full time 40 hours a week. This job description and application requirements apply to both lateral and entry level positions. Lateral entry applicants who are hired will receive a $7,500 hiring bonus. To qualify as a lateral, the applicant must possess a valid peace officer certificate from a state training commission that is recognized by the State of Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission. Qualified applicants must be able to pass successfully the following tests: criminal background check, polygraph examination, psychological and medical examination, and a drug test. Must have a current and valid Washington State Driver License.

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Application process

The Swinomish Police Department offers full testing services for the position of police officer (entry and lateral) through both National Testing Network (NTN) and Public Safety Testing (PST).You may select which testing agency you prefer to test through.To fill out a personal history questionnaire and schedule a test, go to nationaltestingnetwork.com or publicsafetytesting.com.

Application checklist:

Candidates who have provided proof of passing the written and physical tests, completed their personal history questionnaire, and completed the SITC application and SPD questionnaire, will have their application packets reviewed the week of September 12, 2016.

Oral boards will be scheduled during the final week of September. Candidates selected for oral boards should call the Swinomish Police Department at (360) 466-7237 to schedule and attend a ride along with the Swinomish Police Department prior to their oral board.

Application documents
Swinomish Indian Tribal Community Application
Swinomish Police Department Questionnaire
Ride Along Waiver
Background Consent and Waiver

Questions? Contact Gissela Cerrillo, Human Resources Generalist
(360)466-7353 or gcerrillo@swinomish.nsn.us.

Police Officer


Gissela Cerrillo,
Human Resources Generalist
(360) 466.7353