Join our Team


 The Aberdeen Police Department has continuous on-going recruitment/testing.  For police Entry Level/Lateral and corrections employment opportunities, contact Human Resources at 360-537-3212.


  • Entry (New) Officers:  Pre-Academy $61,236 
  • Post Academy $64,416
  • Lateral Officers:  $64,440-$78,312 Depending on Qualifications (DOQ)
  • Top Step Salary $78,312 (at 5 years)

Benefits Overview:

All Aberdeen Police Officers and Sergeants are represented by the Aberdeen Police Officers Guild.  The city provides a comprehensive benefits package under contract with the Guild.

  • Medical, Dental/Orthodontia, and Vision Insurance
  • LEOFF 2 Washington State Retirement Plan
  • 457 (b) Deferred Compensation availability with employer match
  • Disability Insurance
  • $50,000 Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacation with accrual increases based on longevity
  • Twelve paid Holidays per year
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Education Incentive Pay: 
  • 2% AA Degree, 4%BA Degree
  • Longevity Pay at 10, 15, and 20 years
  • 2% Specialty Assignment Pay
  • Comp Time accrual
  • All equipment issued, then $850 annual uniform allowance