Recruitment and Hiring


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As the third most populous city in Snohomish County, our 40,000 residents enjoy one of Washington's most picturesque metropolitan areas. Located just off Interstate-5 and three miles north of Seattle, Edmonds shares the dynamics and challenges of a large city but is still recognized as one of the safest communities in the region. With scenic views of the Olympic Mountains, Edmonds offers Puget Sound access and a family friendly downtown with multiple mass transit options easily accessible by our well-traveled state highways. An innovative school district, an expanding healthcare service industry led by a new Swedish Hospital campus, a vibrant international district and a well-regarded arts community are staples of the city. Our economy is supported by five major car dealerships, mix of local and regional commerce and the most iconic burger stop in the Pacific Northwest. The 53 men and women of the Edmonds Police Department are strongly supported by our community and work hard each day to earn the trust and respect of those we serve.

Specialty assignments are a blend of local and regional assets based on the needs of our communities. We offer Detectives, Motors, K9, Traffic, Dive Team, Street Crimes, Regional SWAT, Narcotics and Civil Disturbance units. Ancillary duties include, EVOC, Firearms, Defensive tactics and Less-Lethal instructors.

Excellent pay and benefits!
Starting $60k (Entry); $72k (Lateral); $80k (Top). Multiple incentive pay opportunities. 12 hour, 4/4 patrol shifts. Comp, Kelly and Holiday hour accruals with yearly buy back (up to 124 hours) options.
City contributing MEBT retirement and Deferred Compensation programs. Excellent family medical coverage and top-tier gym membership. Quality uniform options along with well-maintained vehicles, equipment and technology.
Career development through training is a department priority. Promotional goals and employee input are encouraged.
Productive labor relations to include a mutually beneficial collective bargaining agreement, an annual awards ceremony and consistent recognition for quality police work.

Current Openings: 3

The Edmonds Police Department uses for initial candidate testing. Entry and Lateral candidates must take a written exam and physical ability test to be eligible for employment.

     Public Safety Testing provides the written test in all 50 States! 

Lateral candidates contact Sergeant McClure for information on incentives and agency opportunities.

Contact: Sergeant Josh McClure

Phone :  425-275-4615


The City of Edmonds is an equal opportunity employer.

All applicants must be twenty-one (21) years old and a citizen of the United States; have a high school diploma or equivalent; valid Washington State Vehicle Operator's license with no pending risk of loss; ability to read and write the English language. Applicants must have maintained sufficient physical agility as to be able to perform the usual and regular duty assignments of a police officer.


Our Mission:
We place service above self, with an unwavering and unbiased commitment to public safety, improving the quality of life for our community. 

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POSITION: Police Officer - Entry Level <----Click for info!

Salary: $60k to start. Officer wages top out at $80k/annual

POSITION: Police Officer - Lateral Entry <----Click for info!

SALARY: $72k to start (DOQ)  Officer wages top out at $80k/annual

Edmonds Police Department

Recruitment and Hiring