Local testing set for law enforcement jobs

Clallam County residents and interested residents from surrounding counties now have the opportunity to compete for entry-level deputy sheriff or adult corrections deputy positions for Clallam County Sheriff’s Office without having to leave the peninsula.

In response to a request from Sheriff Bill Benedict, National Testing Network, the county’s law enforcement test administrator, has established a testing site at Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St, in Port Angeles. This is an interim site until arrangements to move the testing to Peninsula College are finalized.

On Wednesday, July 9, National Testing Network simultaneously will test for entry-level deputy sheriff and adult corrections deputy positions in separate rooms at Vern Burton Community Center.

Anyone who is interested and at least 21 years old needs to register for testing prior to July 9 at or by calling toll-free 866-563-3882.

Candidates who successfully complete the testing and application review processes will be interviewed by the Sheriff’s Office when a vacancy occurs.

They will then be placed on an employment list for the position for which they have tested for one year, ranked in the order of their overall score. The testing process is continuous, so ranking on the list may change as other candidates are placed on or go off the list.

National Testing Network anticipates it will administer testing for entry level deputy sheriff and adult corrections deputy positions in Port Angeles at least quarterly and possibly even more frequently in the future if participation in the testing warrants it.


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