Become a WDFW officer

Let your career lead you into the mountains, along the banks of a winding river, or deep into the woods. Whether you are just entering the world of law enforcement or a seasoned officer looking for a new assignment, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police are looking for candidates with a passion for protecting our natural resources.

Before you apply

Be sure to check out our minimum qualifications, disqualifiers, and frequently asked questions to see if you are the right candidate for us. The WDFW Police uphold six core values which applicants are expected to demonstrate during and after the hiring process:

  • Accountability
  • Service
  • Professionalism
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Empathy

Want to know what you’ll get, besides an exciting, fulfilling career? Find out about the comprehensive salary and benefits packages offered by WDFW Police.

Ready to apply?

If you’re ready to take the first step into a natural resource law enforcement career, visit our Entry-Level Applicants page. If you are currently a certified peace officer visit our Lateral Applicants page.

If you have additional questions about applying with or working for the WDFW Police, contact our Recruitment and Hiring Division at

For those seeking non-commissioned Enforcement job opportunities in support of natural resources, please see our available positions listed at