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Entry Level Police Officer Hiring

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Join the Auburn Police Department

Join a police force where you can make a difference in the community you serve, that's small enough where you can be a part of cases from start to finish, and busy enough to challenge you, keep you constantly learning, and provide professional fulfillment!

Team APD believes that diverse backgrounds, approaches, and life experiences make our Team more effective problem-solvers and partners in our dynamic and increasingly diverse community.

While Team APD Officers come from a variety of backgrounds and have diverse skill sets and experiences, they all have a few things in common - Courage, Honor, Integrity, and Professionalism.

Being a part of Team APD isn't just another job - it's an opportunity to start and build your career in policing and public safety. Pursue (and get pay incentives for): Community Response Team (CRT), Motorcycle Patrol, K-9 Officer, Bicycle Patrol, Hostage Negotiator, Valley SWAT, Detective, Field Training Officer, and Defensive Tactics Instructor.

Team APD is committed to helping our Officers grow through continuous training opportunities, a mentoring program and promotional track. A new Officer's salary starts at over $87k a year, and you can make just over $106k after five years. Team APD also offers pay incentives if you have a job-related Associate's degree, a Bachelor's or Master's degree or if you want to continue your education while on the force.  Team Auburn also pays a $5,000 incentive once you've been hired! You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, at least 20 1/2 years old at the time of applying, and pass a physical ability performance test. Click on the link to learn more about Our Hiring Process.

Do you have what it takes? Start the Application Process at Public Safety Testing (PST)

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Questions about joining Team APD?

Call 253-931-3040 or email Human Resources