The Vancouver Police Department is currently accepting Entry Level Applications. All entry level applicants must apply by registering through Public safety testing.
The Vancouver Police Department strives to be a full service organization with challenging opportunities in police work for individuals who are interested in providing quality law enforcement services to the public. Its officers are charged with protecting life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances including the prevention, detection and investigation of crimes and civil infractions and exercising of arresting authority. These positions offer a wide variety of challenging emergency and routine duties including:
All City of Vancouver employees are expected to perform their duties in accordance with the City’s Operating Principles; work and act as a team player in interactions with other city employees; and provide a high level of customer service at all times.
Although most assignments will be patrol, experienced officers have the opportunity for special assignments in areas such as SWAT, Traffic, Detectives, Canine, Narcotics, Gangs, Mounted Patrol, Child Abuse.
The position of police officer is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the City and the Vancouver Police Officer’s Guild.
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The ideal candidate must maintain self-discipline and credibility through honest and ethical behavior and must have strong skills and abilities in a wide variety of areas including communication, creative problem solving, community service, teamwork and leadership.
Candidates must meet the following requirements prior to the examination date:
Candidates apply online with www.PublicSafetyTesting.com or via telephone toll-free at 1-866-HIRE-911. Candidates are not required to complete a City of Vancouver employment application at this point in the process.
All candidates who meet minimum requirements are encouraged to apply.
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Family and domestic partner health benefits include medical, vision and dental. Medical coverage provided through Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, or Kaiser Permanente. Dental Benefits are provided through Washington Dental or Kaiser Permanente.
Other benefits include a deferred compensation program, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, retiree health savings, 529 College Savings Plan, paid days off and sick leave. Retirement benefits are provided through Washington State Law Enforcement Officers’ and Fire Fighters Retirement System (LEOFF).
The Vancouver Police Department is a professional, progressive and innovative law enforcement agency working to become an integral part of the community and the lives of the citizens it services. The department practices Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving. Its fundamental mission is to work in partnership with the community to protect life and property and to enhance the quality of life in Vancouver through proactive problem solving, fair and equitable law enforcement and effective use of resources.
The City of Vancouver is a growing community that sits on the north bank of the Columbia River directly across from Portland, Oregon. Vancouver combines the excitement of a major metropolitan area with small-town charm and abundant recreational opportunities. Its full-service city government is committed to providing responsive and progressive leadership for all citizens. Vancouver offers quality schools, a favorable tax climate, affordable housing, livable neighborhoods, and dedicated citizens involved in all aspects of community life.
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