The Kelso Police Department is a service-oriented organization that embraces a Community Policing philosophy. Of our 33 total staff, 28 are commissioned officers. We currently have officers serving as patrol officers, one school resource officer, two detectives, two officers serving on our regional drug task force and two officers assigned to our regional SWAT team. We are currently in the process of developing K-9 and UAV programs. We value our relatively small staff which allows us to work well with each other and be on a first name basis.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package with generous paid time off. Our patrol staff works a 4 on, 4 off, 4 on, 5 off pattern of 12-hr shifts which offers generous time off that allows for a satisfying work/life balance. The Kelso Police Department currently has (3) open positions.