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Department, city, state
Position: Patrol | Type: Entry
Application Status: Open
January 1, 2023
Sign on bonus:
$83,000 - $116,000
Sgt. Eric Tung
The Kent Police Department is hiring new and experienced Police Officers.
We need tenacious, compassionate officers who are committed to serving the community. We pride ourselves on the quality and strength of our teamwork. We excel in combatting crime through unparalleled training and development and by bringing in officers that truly want to make an impact.
Starting pay is $83,288 – $108,884 (depending on experience)
*average non-ranking officer earned over $128,000 in 2021
Experienced officers are eligible to start at higher pay steps and transfer up to 400 hours of leave.
Starting leave is over 400 hours accrued yearly.
Experienced Officers receive up to a $25,000 signing bonus (depending on experience)
4% bonus for Associate's Degree
6% bonus for Bachelor's Degree
3% bonus for Foreign Language Fluency
Retirement Medical Program
Take-Home Cars (full time, not just during work week)
Strong Support of Chief, Mayor, City Council, and
Education: High School Degree, educational incentives for AA or BA
Experience: New and Experienced Officers
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