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Police Officer – Entry Level

The City of Burlington is currently accepting applications for Police Officer – Entry Level to fill current vacant positions. Contact the Burlington Civil Service Examiner at 360-755-2338 to apply, and for a Personal History Information (PHI) form.

The written and physical agility testing for Entry Level Police Officer is conducted by www.publicsafetytesting.com. Agency eligibility requirements, department information and disqualifiers are listed on this site.

Further Testing Requirements include:

  • Oral Interview(s)
  • Extensive Background Investigation
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Medical Examination
  • Drug Testing
  • Physical Agility Testing at CJTC

Conditional Employment candidates successfully pass:

  • WA State Criminal Justice Training Center Basic Police Academy held in Burien or Spokane (approximately eighteen weeks)
  • Field Training Program (approximately twelve weeks)
  • Probationary Period (twelve months from date of Academy graduation)

Police Officer – Lateral


The City of Burlington is currently accepting applications for Police Officer – Lateral to to fill current vacant positions. Click here for more information. Contact the Burlington Civil Service Examiner at 360-755-2338 to apply, and for a Personal History Information (PHI) form.

Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:

Applicants must: be citizens of the Unites States; be a high school graduate or equivalent; be not less than twenty one (21) years of age; possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license; possess minimum of twenty four (24) months full time job experience after certification by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (or CJTC recognized certification) as a sworn, paid Municipal, County, State or Federal Police Officer within the last thirty six (36) months; possess experience performing patrol, traffic or investigation; must be current Washington State Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy graduate or eligible to attend the Washington State’s Basic Law Enforcement Training Equivalency Academy. Military police experience does not qualify.
 
Other requirements include an extensive background investigation to include a polygraph and psychological examination.

Applications are available by clicking: Police Officer – Lateral PDF

Mail or drop off completed application to: Burlington Police Department, “Attention Civil Service Examiner”, 833 S Spruce Street, Burlington WA 98233