City of Pasco, Washington
Salary: Up to $143,340
Located between the pristine Columbia and iconic Snake Rivers in southeastern Washington, Pasco is a vibrant and growing community that enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year. The exceptional climate, combined with the area's inviting waterways, enables residents and visitors alike to enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities, from water sports and golf, to wine touring and outdoor theater. Rated as one of the 10 safest cities in Washington State to live, Pasco, pop. 74,000, has seen tremendous growth in the last decade, while maintaining its sense of community and focus on public safety. The city has put an emphasis on inclusion and enjoys a culturally diverse array of entertainment, food, arts, music and community events. Pasco, along with the neighboring cities of Richland and Kennewick, comprise the Tri-Cities metropolitan area. With a population of over 300,000, it is the third largest, and fastest growing metro area in the state.
Operating on a 2019-2020 budget of $35,524,184, the City of Pasco's Police Department consists of 82 commissioned officers, including a Chief, Deputy Chief, 2 Captains, 10 Sergeants, and 68 Officers and Detectives. Additionally, 10 staff provide administrative support for police records, evidence and property, crime analysis, and department leadership. Services provided by the department include patrol, investigations, canine, area and school resource officers, street crimes, SWAT, Metro drug unit, and liaisons with the FBI, DEA and U.S. Marshalls. In addition, it provides community policing programs and services such as Coffee with a Cop, Citizen's Academy (English and Spanish) and a very successful Facebook page. Under the general direction of the City Manager, the Police Chief plans, organizes, directs and evaluates all activities and operations of the Police Department.
A bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice Administration, Public Administration, Police Science or a closely related field, 5 years of administrative experience, and 10 years of supervisory law enforcement experience is required. The selected candidate must possess or be able to obtain a valid Washington State driver license by time of hire and be a certified police academy graduate, or eligible for reciprocity.
For a complete position profile and to apply online, please visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/ and click on "Open Recruitments." For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Pasco is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review: June 16, 2019 (open until filled).
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