Lynnwood Police Department Careers and Opportunities

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The Lynnwood Police Department is looking for outstanding candidates to serve our great community. We are looking for individuals that are committed to serving with professionalism, vigilance, and with community in mind. 

View Our Current Job Opportunities or explore the types of jobs we offer below.

Qualifications

To qualify for civil service testing to become a police officer, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • United States Citizenship, or a lawful permanent resident
  • Be at least 20 1/2 years old 
  • Pass a physical ability performance test 
  • Must have a High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent

Specialty Opportunities

K-9 Unit - Motorcycle Unit - Special Operations - School Resource Officer - Criminal Investigations - Community Health & Safety - Crime Scene Tech - Narcotics - SWAT - Planning, Training & Accreditation

Competitive Pay & Benefits

  • Base Pay $78,145 - $94,702
  • Lateral Signing Bonus of $5,000
  • Assignment Specialty Pay
  • Bilingual Premium Pay
  • Excellent Healthcare
  • Retirement
  • Vacation & Sick Days
  • College Tuition & Education Incentive

How to Apply

Entry-Police Officer Applicants - the Lynnwood Police Department conducts entry-level testing through PublicSafetyTesting.com. Please visit http://www.publicsafetytesting.com/ to apply. Our hiring process is as follows: 

  1. Physical ability tests (PAT) - Pass or Fail Examination
  2. PST Written Exam - weighted 100%
  3. Top 20 placed on Eligibility List
  4. Criminal background check, psychological assessment, polygraph, and medical assessment
  5. Chief's and/or Command Interview
  6. Basic Law Enforcement Academy through Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission

Lateral-Police Officer Applicants - If you are a lateral officer from WA or another state, please access the Employment Opportunities of the Human Resources section of the City of Lynnwood's website select ‘Lateral Police Officer’ to begin the application process.

Questions? Contact Sergeant Josh Kelsey at jkelsey@LynnwoodWA.gov or 425-670-5619.

Qualifications

To qualify for civil service testing to become a custody officer, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • United States Citizenship, or a lawful permanent resident
  • Be at least 20 1/2 years old 
  • Pass a physical ability performance test 
  • Must have a High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent

Competitive Pay & Benefits

  • Base Pay $64,480 - $72,716
  • Lateral Signing Bonus of $5,000
  • Bilingual Premium Pay
  • Excellent Healthcare
  • Retirement
  • Vacation & Sick Days
  • College Tuition

Highlights

  • Promotional Opportunities
  • Specialty Assignments
  • Exceptional Training Opportunities
  • Department Issued Uniform & Equipment

How to Apply

Entry-Custody Officer Applicants - the Lynnwood Police Department conducts entry-level testing through www.PublicSafetyTesting.com. Please visit http://www.publicsafetytesting.com/ to apply. Our hiring process is as follows: 

  1. Physical ability tests (PAT) - Pass or Fail Examination
  2. PST Written Exam - weighted 100%
  3. Top 20 placed on Eligibility List
  4. Criminal background check, psychological assessment, polygraph, and medical assessment
  5. Chief's and/or Command Interview
  6. Basic Law Enforcement Academy through Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission

Lateral-Custody Officer Applicants - If you are a lateral officer from WA or another state, please access the Employment Opportunities of the Human Resources section of the City of Lynnwood's website select ‘Lateral Police Officer’ to begin the application process.

Questions? Contact Sergeant Josh Kelsey at jkelsey@LynnwoodWA.gov or 425-670-5619.

The City employs college students on a part-time basis as Police Cadets. Generally these are students in criminal justice programs. Police Cadets provide many services to the department.

This is an excellent opportunity for a student currently enrolled at a college or university. If you meet the following qualifications, this could be a great experience builder for you.

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be currently enrolled at a college or university
  • Must possess a valid driver's license
  • Criminal background check, polygraph, and drug screening
  • Chief's and/or Command Interview 

How to Apply

For more information on this position, please view our Employment Opportunities page.

Questions? Contact Sergeant Josh Kelsey at jkelsey@LynnwoodWA.gov or 425-670-5619.

The Department has other openings available on occasion. Specific job postings and requirements are available at our Employment Opportunities page.

How to Apply

For more information on this position, please view our Employment Opportunities page.

Questions? Contact Sergeant Josh Kelsey at jkelsey@LynnwoodWA.gov or 425-670-5619.