Frequently asked questions
Yes, we will do our best to consolidate in-person appointment when possible. The process usually requires 2-3 in person appointments including the, oral board interview, background appointments and medical.
For out of state candidates we can usually consolidate everything to 2 trips to Seattle after the PST testing (oral board & background appointments with medical).
Veterans: you need to check off on the PST web site that you will be claiming Veterans’ Preference Points when you sign-up for the testing. You then on the day of your Oral Board interview you should bring a copy of your DD214. If you do not have your DD214 at that time, you will not be able to claim the extra points.
For additional questions on retirement, visit www.drs.wa.gov.
Yes. During the academy you will get to rank your precinct work preferences (Pcts. 2-4). KCSO makes every effort to keep new deputies closer to home for PTO (field training), however we do reserve the right to make precinct assignments based on our staffing needs at the time. Once you successfully complete probation, you may put in a transfer request to any other precinct, or apply to a contract if you meet the requirements.
At this time due to COVID considerations ride alongs are only offered for candidates in our application/hiring process. Please reach out to Alexandra Ehlert at 206.263.2664 if you fall under this category. Please know we hope to open this up to others as soon as we can based on local and state COVID restrictions and considerations.