The Vancouver Police Department located in Vancouver, WA currently has 20 openings and due to city growth/retirements can expect to have 15-20 openings at anytime over the next 5-10 years. College seniors can apply at any point their senior year and complete the application process and background process as they finish their college degree. Our department offers a flexible start date so that you can start your new career immediately after graduation or delay it for a month if you wish to travel post college, but still have a job lined up when you return.
Due to the growth there are opportunities to promote to detective in as little as 2 years or join collateral duties such as SWAT, K9, Hostage Negotiator, etc. Our department offers over 30 different assignments and duties. What makes Vancouver unique is that when working our patrol schedule it sets every weekend to be 4 and 5 days off. In addition Vancouver boasts a vacation rate almost twice the amount of most other departments. This allows for officers to enjoy a healthy work/life balance.
Vancouver, WA is located at the end of the Columbia River Gorge in southwest Washington. Vancouver is only a 15 minute drive from Portland, Oregon, a 90 minute drive to the snow parks of Mt. Hood, a 90 minute drive to the beautiful Oregon Coast, or a 2.5 hour drive to Seattle, WA.
Consider applying through Public Safety Testing – Home page today or reach out to Sergeant Katie Savage at Kathryn.Savage@cityofvancouver.us if you have any questions.