Police Force Careers

As a member of the Police Department, you share our desire to keep our community safe. The Kent Police aggressively fight crime while serving with compassion.

There are multiple ways you can serve in 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.

We are hiring experienced / lateral police officers. The successful candidates are eligible for a $10,000 signing bonus!

For questions and more information, please contact Officer Wayne Graff at (253) 856-5830 or wgraff@kentwa.gov.

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!