Police Force Careers

As a member of the Police Department, you share our desire to keep our community safe. The Kent Police partner with our community to:

  • Aggressively fight crime
  • Impartially protect rights
  • Identify and solve problems

There are multiple ways you can serve the Kent Police Department. Which is right for you?

  • Patrol Division
    • Patrol, Traffic and Special Operations Units
  • Investigations Division
    • Detective and Special Investigations Units
    • Neighborhood Response Team
  • Support Services Division
    • Evidence, Records, and Training Units
    • Corrections
    • Administration, Facilities, and Community Education Unit

What you need to know about joining the Police Department:

The City utilizes a continuous testing process for entry-level police and corrections officers. We contract with Public Safety Testing (PST) to administer both the written and physical agility portions of the selection process; applicants must pass both before they can apply with the City.

Applicants who have passed PST will receive an application link from Kent’s Human Resources Department by email. DO NOT apply unless you have received this link.

Are you ready for a challenging and rewarding career? Learn more about Diego's story below and start the testing process with Public Safety Testing today!

Diego Moreno

"When it comes to the Police Department, they take great care of us, especially when it comes to our training, our equipment, and our benefits. I’ve even received awards which were unexpected, yet definitely appreciated! This is a great place to work."