Job ID: 190729127
ABOUT OUR AGENCY:
The Washington State Patrol (WSP) is a professional public safety agency made up of dedicated professionals who work hard to improve the quality of life as well as prevent the unnecessary loss of life on a daily basis. The WSP has approximately 2,200 employees and is organized into five bureaus: Field Operations, Technical Services, Forensic Laboratory Services, Fire Protection, and Investigative Services. More than half of all WSP employees work in a variety of non-commissioned jobs to support the Patrol's mission.
The Washington State Patrol makes a difference every day, enhancing the safety and security of our state by providing the best in public safety services.
Respond to calls for service, the public’s needs, and department assignments.Observe and recall incidents and situations encountered while on duty.Investigate crimes and/or traffic collisions and incidents.Prepare and present reports and information as required.Maintain relations with citizens and agencies in the community.Accomplishment and adherence to mission, goals, objectives, policies, rules, and regulations of the department.Officer records will be maintained chronologically in accordance with department rules and will be available to the supervisor for the last five-year period.Notify Communications or a supervisor of their location when off duty as needed to establish availability for emergencies in accordance with rules of the Regulation Manual.Represent the Washington State Patrol at fairs and other public gatherings.Cleans work area. Maintains vehicle, uniforms, tools, and equipment.Adopts and utilizes Problem Oriented Public Safety (POPS) philosophy as the way of doing business.Maintain the public’s safety when dealing under stress and pressure situations and be able to take a human life in self-defense or when necessary to protect the public.Willingness to work with and serve all people in a wide variety of situations.Communicate orally and in writing with a variety of people in different settings.Recognize and appropriately respond to potentially dangerous or stressful situations.Ability and willingness to learn and apply common sense in all situations to the best of their ability.Ability to adjust to and perform well in rapidly changing situations.Meet the physical demands of police work, including use of physical force, compatible with the psychological requirements of police work.Knowledge of investigative procedures, evidential and departmental reporting requirements, and the use of proper arrest techniques.Take decisive action and be self-reliant when patrolling and providing security.Knowledge of departmental objectives, procedures, rules and regulations, and federal and state law.Use of specialized police equipment and instruments.Use of police firearms and knowledge of safety procedures and legal controls.Knowledge of locations of allied city, county, state and federal or emergency agencies in assigned geographical areas of responsibility.Understand and follow applicable laws, regulations, and other standards to maintain a safe working environment.Adhere to established safety policies and procedures; carefully observe and report potential hazards or breaches of security plans while in the work place.Maintain and properly utilize personal protective equipment as required by training and or division/district policy/procedure.
The character of police officers today is continually being challenged. Because public scrutiny is particularly intense for uniformed personnel, applicants seeking employment with the Washington State Patrol as Trooper Cadets must possess an exemplary background and personal history. The third phase encompasses a polygraph examination and a thorough background investigation
The nature of police work necessitates that only the best applicants are chosen. The competition for a limited number of positions is very keen. For this reason, we have provided our standards to assist you in making a realistic assessment of being hired as a Trooper Cadet.
Applicant must be of good moral character. Indications of a lack of good moral character include, but are not limited to, the following:
Must possess and/or demonstrate the following physical abilities, skills, and traits:
Must be able to learn and demonstrate the following job requirements after being trained by the department: