Police Officer (Lateral) - Bremerton, WA

August 13, 2019


Police Officer (Lateral)


Required Application Materials:  On-line or paper application, personal résumé and a copy of your Washington State Peace Officer Certification are required.   Incomplete application packets will not be considered.  The City of Bremerton is NOT responsible for errors of any kind with faxed or e-mailed application packets.  Original signature is required on paper application forms.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to carefully list all pertinent experience and training.   

Appraisal of Experience and Education/Training:  Application packets will be evaluated on the basis of information provided.  Applicant's education, training, and experience will be assessed.  The passing score is 70%.  The top qualifying applicants will be invited to participate in the oral examination.

Oral Examination:  An examination panel will evaluate applicant's education and experience through an Oral Examination.

Placement on the eligibility list is determined by weighted examination scores as follows:

  • Appraisal of  Experience and Education/Training - Passing Score 70% - Weight 25%
  • Oral Examination - Passing Score 70% - Weight 75%

Meeting or exceeding qualifications does not guarantee applicants will be invited to participate in the examination process.  Qualified candidates receiving a final score of 70% or higher will be placed on the eligible register.  Applicants selected for hire must successfully pass a background and criminal history check.

NOTE:  Within six (6) months of hire, employee must live no farther than 30 minutes normal response time of City Hall, unless otherwise approved by the Chief of Police.

Any applicant who wishes to appeal any part of an examination shall file an appeal in writing with the Civil Service Officer within five (5) working days (Civil Service Rule 9.23A) following administration of the examination.

Closing Date / Removed from Database Date
September 28, 2019

  All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description.