Lateral Hiring

To be considered for a Lateral Police Officer position, you must meet the equivalency requirements for the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center (WSCJTC). These requirements can be found on the Washington State Legislature website, WAC 139-05-210. For state-to-state and federal equivalency requirements, please view the Equivalency Reciprocity Summary.

Excel your career with Team APD

To be considered for a Lateral Police Officer position, you must meet the equivalency requirements for the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center (WSCJTC).

As a Lateral transfer, we take into consideration your previous years as a Commissioned Police Officer when determining your placement on the salary scale.

Being a part of Team APD isn’t just another job – it’s an opportunity to excel your career in policing and public safety.

The hiring bonuses: 5K for new hires, 20K for laterals

Overview of Our Process

  • Written test & physical test with Public Safety Testing (Laterals apply directly online)
  • Panel interview
  • Initial review of the Personal History Statement (PHS), Supplemental Questionnaire, and other required documents
  • Background Investigation
  • Polygraph and fingerprinting
  • Chief’s interview
  • Conditional offer, psychological exam and medical/drug screening (and Physical Fitness test for Laterals)

The City of Auburn

The City of Auburn was incorporated in 1891 and has grown into a diverse community including citizens living in both King County and Pierce County. In addition, parts of the Muckleshoot Indian Reservation are also within the boundaries of the City of Auburn. With a population of approximately 87,000 people covering almost 30 square miles, the City of Auburn is the 14th largest city in the state of Washington. The City of Auburn is home to residential, commercial, and warehousing areas.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary with scheduled step increases on an annual basis
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision plans with employee premiums paid by the city
  • Employer contributions to the State Retirement System pension plans
  • Officers receive 13 Paid holidays per year as outlined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • VEBA (tax-free health savings account)
  • Optional Flexible Spending benefit plan
  • Deferred Compensation plan options; both pre-tax and Roth (post-tax) plan options; includes up to a 2% city match on pre-tax plans
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • $5,000 HIRING BONUS!
  • Officers have opportunities to receive the following additional compensation and pay incentives:
    1. Education (4% police-related Associate’s degree; 6% Bachelor’s or higher degree)
    2. Longevity Pay
    3. Overtime opportunities
    4. Specialty Assignment pay ranging from 2% to 6%

Take the first step toward making a difference, apply today!

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