The Monroe Police Department is currently accepting applications for lateral police officers and entry-level applicants.  

Lateral applicants must show:

Successful completion of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission’s (WSCJTC) Basic Training Academy or approved basic training program (see WAC 139-05-210) within the last 24 months; or a minimum of twenty-four (24) months of the last thirty-six (36) months of full-time paid service as a sworn police officer in a civilian governmental jurisdiction. Note: All out of state applicants must successfully complete the WSCJTC Equivalency Examination within one (1) year after employment.

The hiring process for lateral applicants includes:

Apply: Submit an application for the position of lateral police officer.

Supplemental Questionnaire: This questionnaire is independently rated as a Pass/Fail.

Oral Board: The final portion of the series will be an oral board evaluation (pass/fail). 

Successful competition of these components may result in a background investigation, medical examination, and other examinations or processes that may be necessary as well as subsequent interviews with the Deputy Chief and Chief of Police. All portions of the process are designed to sample and measure the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities.

See the list of Police Officer Standards of Hire for the City of Monroe.

Entry-Level Applicants

Entry-level applicants need to register with the National Testing Network to schedule a time and date for the written exam and physical agility exam. Please visit their website for additional information regarding these tests and to schedule an appointment.

Scores from all applicants passing both the written exam and physical agility exam will be forwarded to the City of Monroe.

Eligible applicants will be invited to complete a Police Officer employment application and will be placed on a civil service eligibility list. Rank is determined by the applicant’s written score from the National Testing Network plus any additional percentage allowed by law (e.g., Veterans Scoring Criteria).

The subsequent hiring process may include an oral board, a background investigation, a polygraph test, a medical examination, a psychological examination, an interview with the Deputy Chief and Chief of Police, and other examinations or processes that may be necessary.

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