top of page

Department, city, state

Position: Patrol | Type: Entry

Application Status: Open

January 1, 2023

Expiration Date: 

Sign on bonus:

Academy salary: 


Salary range: 

$83,000 - $116,000


Recruiter Name:

Sgt. Eric Tung

Recruiter Phone:


Recruiter Email:

Department Info:

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


  • Age: 20.5

  • Education: High School Degree, educational incentives for AA or BA

  • Experience: New and Experienced Officers

bottom of page