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The City of Poulsbo is seeking applications for an experience police officer to become a member of the Poulsbo Police Department.  This is an exciting opportunity to live and work in a picturesque, friendly, growing community.  We hope you consider joining our team.  Please click the following link to view the job duties for the position, Police Officer Job Description.

Hours and Compensation:  The position is full-time and most shifts work four 10 hour days.  The 2023 salary range is $43.47 – $47.50 per hour depending on experience.  There is also a Lateral Hiring Bonus Program of up to $5,000.

Benefits:  The City contributes 95% of the cost of medical/vision premiums and 100% of dental premiums for full family coverage.  The employee’s cost is $79 per month. The City also contributes $200 per month towards a health reimbursement account (HRA-VEBA) that can be used for out-of-pocket health expenses.  There is a $45,000 life insurance policy paid for by the City.

Employees receive a holiday bank, sick leave and vacation accruals per the collective bargaining agreement.  After six months of employment, employees receive one floating holiday; and after one year, two personal leave days are provided. Employees receive an additional 1.25% longevity pay after five years which increases every five years thereafter with a 5.75% maximum.  Educational incentive pay includes a 2% premium for 90 credit hours or an AA degree, 4% premium for a Bachelor’s degree and a 6% premium for a Master’s degree.  This position is eligible for retirement benefits with the State of Washington’s LEOFF System (LEOFF).

To apply:  Candidates are invited to submit an Employment Application, Resume and Letter of Interest to:  City of Poulsbo, Attn:  Human Resources, 200 NE Moe St., Poulsbo, WA  98370 or via e-mail to  The position is open until filled.

Contact information:  Valerie Nau, Lieutenant, or 360-394-9796; Deanna Kingery, HR Manager, or 360-394-9705.


The City utilizes Public Safety Testing (PST) to conduct the initial screening for entry-level candidates.  Test scores are downloaded from PST’s website only at the time of a hiring process and candidates will be contacted at that time.  Currently, we are fully staffed and do not have any open positions.  Click here to learn more.