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Civil Service Positions
Civil service positions in the City of Battle Ground are sworn officer positions held in the Police Department. The position of Police Officer is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the City of Battle Ground and the Police Officer Association. Meeting dates and times are as noted in the Civil Service Rules.

Civil Service Rules

Specialty Assignments
The Battle Ground Police Department is a full-service organization with challenging opportunities in police work for individuals who are interested in providing quality law enforcement services to the public. Battle Ground Police Department offers a variety of specialty assignments such as:
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • Detective
  • Field Training Officer
  • Firearms Instructor
  • K-9 Officer              
  • School Resource Officer
  • Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)
  • Drug Recognition Expert

Application Information
Applications are only accepted for current job openings. Please see Current Job Opportunities

General Information for Applicants
City policies regarding employment opportunities and applications. 

Entry-Level Police Officer Information
Information about the application process, the department, and salary and benefits.

Those interested in applying for entry-level Police Officer positions should begin the process through Public Safety Testing online or via telephone at (866) HIRE-911. 

Academy Graduate-Entry Police Officer Information
Information about the department, salary and benefits, requirements for Academy Graduate-Entry acceptance, and the selection process.

Lateral-Entry Police Officer Information
Information about the department, salary and benefits, requirements for lateral acceptance, and the selection process.
The City of Battle Ground is offering a $10,000 bonus to successful lateral candidates.


Lorna Ingenthron
Human Resources Generalist
Contact Me

109 S.W. 1st St., Suite 221
Battle Ground, WA 98604

Ph: (360) 342-5009
Fx: (360) 342-5050