Lateral police officers offered $10,000 hiring bonus

BATTLE GROUND — The Battle Ground Police Department is seeking experienced, motivated police officers to join its team of professional law enforcement officers and support staff.

In addition to excellent wages, benefits and opportunities for specialty assignments, the department is offering a hiring bonus of $10,000 to successful lateral candidates.

The Battle Ground Police Department is seeking experienced, motivated police officers to join its team of professional law enforcement officers and support staff
Pictured here are some of the police officers who make up the Battle Ground Police Department. Photo courtesy of the city of Battle Ground

The department is a family focused, community-oriented, full-service law enforcement agency consisting of 29 commissioned officers and staff. Battle Ground is home to a growing population, currently at just less than 20,000, and serves a larger area of about 70,000 as the commercial, social, and service hub for north and central Clark County. Officers work collaboratively and in partnership with a supportive and police-friendly community.

Battle Ground is located in the heart of Clark County, Wash., five miles east of I-5 and just 30 minutes north of Portland, Ore., and the Portland International Airport. The community benefits from serene and pristine surroundings with many local parks, lakes, streams and forested areas while enjoying close proximity to the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area. The nearby Columbia River Gorge, Mt. Hood and Washington and Oregon coasts provide unmatched recreational opportunities.

Details about the $10,000 hiring bonus and the application process are available at www.cityofbg.org/lateral-hiring-bonus or by contacting Civil Service Examiner/Human Resources Generalist Lorna Ingenthron at (360)-342-5009 or by email at lorna.ingenthron@cityofbg.org.

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