Recruitment and Hiring

Entry Level Process is Coming Soon!

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Sergeant Josh McClure 425-275-4615
Detective Brittany Johnsen 425-771-0288
Detective Julie Govantes 425-771-0280

Today: Seeking applicants for 8+ vacancies
Authorized Positions: 58
Entry Level Hiring Has Resumed!

The City of Edmonds and our 42,000 residents are at the center of a metropolitan area with a population of nearly 157,000. We are located just off Interstate-5 and three miles north of Seattle; Edmonds shares the dynamics and challenges of a large city but is still recognized as one of the safest communities in the region. With scenic views of the Olympic Mountains, Edmonds offers Puget Sound access and a family-friendly downtown.
Learn more about our city here: City of Edmonds, WA

Ride-a-longs are reserved for residents of the city or applicants who have been invited in for an interview.

The Edmonds Police Department uses for initial candidate testing. Entry and Lateral candidates must take a written exam and physical ability test to be eligible for employment. Public Safety Testing provides the written test in all 50 States!

Public Safety Testing

Why the Edmonds Police Department?

  • A great community to Live AND Work in
  • A fun, welcoming, and rewarding atmosphere
  • Outstanding community support
  • Ongoing Training & professional development opportunities
  • Numerous Specialty Assignment Opportunities (K9, SWAT, ALERT, etc)
  • Free Gym Membership (Harbor Square Athletics Club)
  • Contemporary uniform options, well-maintained vehicles, and state-of-the-art equipment
  • City contributing MEBT retirement (6.2%), Deferred Compensation (4%) and VEBA & FSA Medical accounts as well.
  • 12-hour 4-On/4-Off Patrol shifts
  • Officers receive 254 hours of guaranteed time off (in addition to your regular days off) each year without using vacation or sick time! OR, sell up 63% of that time back each year (between $5k-$7k) and still have 94 hours (or two work weeks) off!

Excellent Pay & Benefits!

Starting Salaries:

  • Entry Level - $71K
  • Lateral Officer - $86K + Applicable Incentives
  • 100% of Medical Premiums paid for Employee (90% for Dependents)

Top Salary:

  • Not Including Incentives - $95K

Incentive Benefits Include:

  • Education
    • Associates Degree or 90 Credit Hours = 2%
    • Some College (135+ Credit Hours) = 4%
    • Bachelor's Degree or Higher = 6%
  • Physical Fitness
    • Yearly PAT = 1.5%
  • Specialties
    • Detectives = 4%
    • K9 = 3%
    • Motors = 3%
    • Narcotics = 3%
    • Street Crimes = 4%
    • Plus many more ancillary assignments
  • Longevity (Increasing Percentages over time)
    • 5 Years = 3%
    • 10 Years = 5%
    • 15 Years = 7%
    • 20 Years = 9%

For more information contact one of our recruiters!

Sergeant Josh McClure 425-275-4615
Detective Julie Govantes 425-771-0280

The City of Edmonds is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants must be twenty-one (21) years old at time of appointment and a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States; have a high school diploma or equivalent; valid Washington State Vehicle Operator's license with no pending risk of loss; ability to read and write the English language. Applicants must have maintained sufficient physical agility to be able to perform the usual and regular duty assignments of a police officer.

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Our Mission:

We place service above self, with an unwavering and unbiased commitment to public safety, improving the quality of life for our community.