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Entry Level Police Officer

About Kent Police Department

The Kent Police Department serves the eighth most ethnically diverse city in the nation. As a majority BIPOC city with over 130 languages spoken, we seek to hire candidates that respect and reflect the community we serve. A heart for service is the core trait we are looking for in candidates. Before they even enter the police academy, our new hires participate in an 8-week community immersion program in which they partner with local non-profit, direct service providers to serve the community. Kent Police Officers are part of the community, not just enforcers of laws. The City of Kent is committed to promoting equity in all government services, with an understanding of the unique importance of centering equity and social justice in providing police services to all members of our community. Ideal candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We offer great benefits, generous leave, and regular pay increases.

Duties

Protect the lives and safety of members of the Kent community Proactively engage with the community in a positive, respectful manner Enforce local and state laws Investigate crimes against persons and property Proactively engage with the community in a positive, respectful manner

Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent U.S. Citizenship, or Lawful Permanent Residency 20.5 years or older Be able to obtain a driver’s license issued by the State of Washington within 30 days of an offer of employment Must read and write in the English language Be legally eligible to carry a firearm

Application instructions

We currently have 16 openings and anticipate more with upcoming retirements. Testing is available year-round with no deadline. All testing is done through Public Safety Testing. Candidates must obtain a 70% or higher on the written test and pass a physical test which consists of 20 push-ups, 25 sit-ups, and 35 squat thrusts. The department also has civilian positions available in records, evidence, code enforcement, corrections, and administration. Contact Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer Eric Doherty for more information.

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Equal Opportunity Employment

The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:

The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.

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