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Vancouver, Washington

 

Vancouver Police Department

605 E. Evergreen Boulevard

Vancouver, WA 98661

Phone: 360-487-7464  

Fax: 360-694-9646

E-mail: lou.braafladt@ci.vancouver.wa.us  
Website: www.vanpolice.org

 

Salary: $4,418 - $5,921/month

Population: 185,000 

Sworn Officers: 207 

Application Deadline: NA

 

 

 

Begin a  new career in Law Enforcement in the beautiful Pacific Northwest where police officers work in an area with a temperate climate with winter temperatures in the 30ís and 40ís and where  beginning police officers can still afford to own their own home.

 

The Vancouver Police Department is currently seeking qualified applicants for Entry Level and Lateral Police Officers.

 

Testing for Lateral Police Officers is commonly available on the first Thursday of each month.  Bilingual lateral candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

 

The Patrol work schedule is 5/4, 5/4, 5/5 working 10.5 hour days which guarantees at least two weekends off every month.  The Vancouver Police Department also offers lots of opportunities for career growth by way of assignment to a wide list of specialized units, including Major Crimes Detectives, Property Crimes Detectives, Domestic Violence Detectives, Neighborhood Response Team Detectives, SWAT, Career Criminal Apprehension Unit, Canine Unit, Traffic Investigations, Traffic Motor Unit, School Resource Officers, and others.

 

 

Starting Salary Entry Level Recruit:

 

$4,418 per month (2008)

 

Top Step Police Officer:

 

$5,921 per month (2008)

 

Add 2.5% for two year degree and 5% for four-year degree.

 

 

Here are just a few more reasons to consider the Vancouver Police Department as your future employer. 

  1. Growing Department - Contemplated Annexations will swell population to 300,000.

  2. No State Income Tax and local property taxes cheaper than most western states.

  3. Lots of outdoor recreational opportunities - The Columbia River, Mt. St. Helens, hunting, fishing, water sports, three lakes within a one-hour drive.

  4. Less traffic - Most officers live within twelve miles from where they work.

  5. More training - Vancouver Police Officers receive at least 80 hours of training every year.

  6. A chance to work on a great team - VPD Detectives and SWAT Officers are some of the most highly trained and experienced officers in the state.

 

For more information see the Vancouver City Police Website:

 

www.vanpolice.org

 

AND

 

Public Safety Testing Website:

 

www.PublicSafetyTesting.com

 

OR

 

Call:

 

Sgt. Lou Braafladt

360-487-7464

 

Det. Ron Stevens

360-487-7465

 

Det. Kelly Gibson

360-487-7486

 

 

 


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