Recruitment and Hiring

The Edmonds Police Department uses for initial candidate testing.
All candidates must take a written exam and physical ability test to be eligible for employment.
More info: Edmonds Police Testing

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



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Contact Our Recruiter:
Email: [email protected]
Call: 425-275-4615
Commander Josh McClure

Today: Not currently evaluating candidates
Authorized Positions: 71
Lateral, Entry, and Academy Certified are welcome!

The City of Edmonds and our 42,000 residents are at the center of a metropolitan area with a population of nearly 157,000. We are 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.

Learn more about our city here: City of Edmonds, WA

Ride-a-longs are reserved for residents of the city or applicants who have been invited in for an interview.

Why the Edmonds Police Department?

  • A great community to Live AND Work in
  • A fun, welcoming, and rewarding atmosphere
  • Outstanding community support
  • Ongoing Training & professional development opportunities
  • Numerous Assignment Opportunities (K9, Traffic, SWAT, ALERT, etc.)
  • On Duty Work out time and In-house fitness center
  • Free Gym Membership (Harbor Square Athletics Club)
  • Contemporary uniform options, well-maintained vehicles, and state-of-the-art equipment
  • City contributing MEBT retirement (6.2%), Deferred Compensation (4%), and VEBA & FSA Medical accounts.
  • 12-hour 4-On/4-Off Patrol shifts
  • In addition to your regular days off, Officers receive 264 hours (Holiday & Kelly time) of guaranteed time off each year without using Vacation or Sick leave! OR, sell up 63% of that time back each year (between $6k-$8k) and still have 94 hours (or two work weeks) off!

Excellent Pay & Benefits!

Starting Salaries:

  • Top Step Officer- $124K + Applicable Incentives
  • 100% of Medical Premiums are paid for Employees (90% for Dependents) 

Incentive Benefits Include:

  • Education
    • Associates Degree or 90 Credit Hours = 2%
    • Some College (135+ Credit Hours) = 4%
    • Bachelor's Degree or Higher = 6%
  • Physical Fitness
    • Yearly PAT = 1.5%
  • Specialties
    • Detectives = 4%
    • K9 = 3%
    • Motors = 3%
    • Narcotics = 3%
    • Street Crimes = 4%
    • Plus many more ancillary assignments
  • Longevity (Increasing Percentages over time)
    • 5 Years = 3%
    • 10 Years = 5%
    • 15 Years = 7%
    • 20 Years = 9% 

The City of Edmonds is an equal-opportunity employer. All applicants must be twenty-one (21) years old at the time of appointment and a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States; have a high school diploma or equivalent; valid Washington State Vehicle Operator's license with no pending risk of loss; have ability to read and write the English language. Applicants must have maintained sufficient physical agility to be able to perform the usual and regular duty assignments of a police officer.

Effective 1/19/23, Entry Level candidates will initially be ranked based on 100 percent of the written examination score. The City of Edmonds applies Veterans Scoring Criteria to prospective candidates after a PHS review, an invitation to submit a City of Edmonds application, and a Veterans’ Scoring Declaration.

Our Mission:

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