Northwest NEWS

January 15,2001

Features

Police looking for good men, women

BOTHELL - The Bothell Police Department is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of police officer. In an effort to attract and encourage qualified women candidates to pursue a law enforcement career, the Bothell Police will be sponsoring a free seminar entitled "Women In Law Enforcement" at Cascadia Community College.
   The seminar is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room 360 on the Cascadia Community College campus.
   Sergeant Denise Langford, event coordinator, explained the purpose for the seminar stating, "Women are valued and appreciated in law enforcement and Bothell is going to make a fervent effort to recruit the best women candidates out there."
   Langford further stated, "This seminar is only one step in our overall recruitment efforts. We will also be recruiting at job fairs, college campuses and conducting follow-up calls or visits to prospective candidates."
   The Bothell Police Department is creating an opportunity for those individuals who have what it takes to be a police officer, dispatcher or records specialist.
   What it takes to
   become a Bothell Police Officer
   A few of Bothell's minimum qualification requirements:
   Must be a United States citizen, be a minimum of 21 years of age by date of eligibility list, and possess or be able to obtain a valid State of Washington driver's license.
   High school graduate with an associate degree in law enforcement preferred. Entry-level officer candidates must possess 45 college credit hours per Civil Service requirements.
   Must have a driving record free of significant or serious moving violations and a personal record free of any crimes or convictions for crimes involving moral character such as theft, dishonesty, or history of regular usage of illegal drugs.
   Satisfactory completion of medical exam and drug screen by a licensed physician to ensure that no physical, emotional, sensory or mental conditions exist which preclude individuals from performing essential job functions.
   Anyone wanting more information about the Women in Law Enforcement seminar can call (425) 487-5503.