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City of Anacortes

City of Anacortes

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

The City of Anacortes Police Department is seeking an entry level law enforcement professional to serve as our next 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 28 commissioned officers, and special assignment opportunities such as detectives, K9, bike patrol, narcotics detective, and a school resource officer.  

Entry Level Police Officer testing is administered on a continuous basis utilizing Public Safety Testing. If you are interested in applying for a police officer position visit Public Safety Testing.com to begin the process. 

Police Officer Job Description

Police Officer Flyer

Find more information on the Civil Service hiring process here.


To become a police officer with the City of Anacortes you must have an associates degree from an accredited college or equivalent technical certification from an accredited college. At the Police Chief’s discretion, education may be substituted for college coursework amounting to no less than 90 credits or military experience with honorable discharge. You must be at least 21 years of age at the time of hire, have a valid driver's license, pass all required pre-employment examinations, and qualify to possess a firearm in accordance with federal and state regulations.

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.