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Lateral Police Officer

City of Anacortes

City of Anacortes

Anacortes, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2021

The City of Anacortes Police Department is seeking an experienced law enforcement professional to serve as our next Lateral Police Officer. 

The City of Anacortes Police Department offers more than just a rewarding and exciting career, it offers a supportive community, and is home to the highly desirable Anacortes School District. The City’s quality of life, temperate climate, beautiful scenery, and a strong sense of community make Anacortes an attractive place to live and work, a fact that is proudly attested to by its 17,650 residents. Anacortes is well served by a dedicated, community-focused City Council and staff who bring diverse experiences and are committed to the betterment of our community. The Anacortes Police Department has 27 commissioned officers, and special assignment opportunities such as detectives, K9, bike patrol, narcotics detective, and a school resource officer. 

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Lateral Police Officer Job Description

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Find more information on the Civil Service hiring process here.


Must have successfully completed the Basic Law Enforcement Academy (BLEA) established under the Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission. Minimum 12 months’ full-time experience following completion of the BLEA as a sworn, paid municipal, county, state, tribal, or federal police officer within the past 24 months. Must be current Washington State Basic Law Enforcement Academy graduate or eligible to attend the Washington State Basic Law Enforcement Equivalency Academy. Military police experience does not qualify. Must have a minimum of an associate degree from an accredited college or a university transfer degree. May be able to substitute years of experience in lieu of the education requirement at the discretion of the Chief of Police.

Miscellaneous Information

Choice between medical plans including health savings accounts with high deductible health plans, flexible spending accounts, prescription plans, dental, orthodontia, & vision, dual insurance incentives for spouses & dependents, Department of Retirement Systems LEOFF Plan 2 pension, choice between two deferred compensation programs with matching, vacation, sick leave, bereavement leave, a personal holiday, and paid holidays, life insurance for employee and dependents, employee assistance program, fitness reimbursement plans, and longevity, special assignment, & education incentives.