Chapter 2.30


2.30.010    State statutes adopted.

2.30.015    Appointment.

2.30.020    Requirements.

2.30.030    Statement.

2.30.040    Investigation.

2.30.050    Exclusion.

2.30.010 State statutes adopted.

Substitute House Bill No. 902 as it amends RCW 41.08.050, 41.12.050 and RCW 35.21 is adopted by reference. (Ord. 1216 § 5, 1987)

2.30.015 Appointment.

The chief of police shall be appointed by and shall serve at the will and pleasure of the city manager. (Ord. 1921-0518 (part), 2018; Ord. 1554-1101 § 2, 2001)

2.30.020 Requirements.

A person seeking appointment to the office of chief of police is ineligible unless that person:

A.    Is a citizen of the United States of America;

B.    Has obtained a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma;

C.    Has not been convicted under the laws of this state, another state, or the United States of a felony;

D.    Has not been convicted of a gross misdemeanor or any crime involving moral turpitude within five years of the date of application;

E.    Has received at least a general discharge under honorable conditions from any branch of the armed services for any military service if the person was in the military service;

F.    Has completed at least two years of regular, uninterrupted, full-time commissioned law enforcement employment involving enforcement responsibilities with a government law enforcement agency; and

G.    The person has been certified as a regular and commissioned enforcement officer through compliance with this state’s basic training requirement or equivalency. (Ord. 1216 § 2, 1987)

2.30.030 Statement.

A person seeking appointment to the office of chief of police or marshal shall provide a sworn statement under penalty of perjury to the appointing authority stating that the person meets the requirements of this chapter. (Ord. 1216 § 3, 1987)

2.30.040 Investigation.

Before making an appointment in the office of chief of police, the city shall complete a thorough background investigation of the candidate. (Ord. 1216 § 4, 1987)

2.30.050 Exclusion.

The position of chief of police shall be excluded from the purview of the civil service commission. (Ord. 1216 § 1, 1987)