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Police Employment

Auburn Police Department is Hiring!

For more information about joining Auburn PD, please contact Human Resources at 253-931-3040 or email us.

Job Dimensions for Police Officers

  • Integrity
  • Interest in People
  • Interpersonal Sensitivity
  • Communication Skills
  • Problems Solving Ability
  • Judgment Under Pressure
  • Willingness to Confront Problems        
  • Credibility as a Witness  
  • Observational Skills
  • Learning Ability
  • Appearance
  • Dependability
  • Physical Ability
  • Desire for Self-Improvement
  • Operation of a Motor Vehicle
Swat Rifle Drill  Nunn & K9 Mack  
School Resource Officer - Goethals Bike Patrol - Sedillo & Kapule


To qualify for civil service testing to become a police officer, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be at least 20 1/2 years old at the time of application
  • Pass a physical ability performance test

How to Apply

PD PST Poster

The City utilizes a continuous testing process for entry level and lateral police officers.

For Entry Level candidates, the Auburn Police Department contracts with Public Safety Testing to conduct the written and physical testing portion of the recruitment process. Based on your test scores, the top candidates will be sent a link to apply online. DO NOT apply unless you have received this link. Please visit the Public Safety Testing websitelinks to external site to begin your application.

For Lateral level candidates, apply directly on our City of Auburn Employmentlinks to external site page. To be considered for a lateral position, you must meet the equivalency requirements for the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center (WSCJTC). These requirements can be found on the Washington State Legislature website, WAC 139-05-210links to external site. For state-to-state and federal equivalency requirements, please view the Equivalency Reciprocity Summarylinks to external site