Now hiring Here's a snapshot of area law-enforcement agencies' starting monthly salaries* and the number of officers they hope to hire this...

Here’s a snapshot of area law-enforcement agencies’ starting monthly salaries* and the number of officers they hope to hire this year:

Seattle Police Department

Wants to hire: 80 new officers

Starting pay: $3,849 a month

Everett Police Department

Wants to hire: 20 new officers

Starting pay: $3,873 a month

Washington State Patrol

Wants to hire: 92 new officers

Starting pay: $3,598 a month

King County Sheriff’s Office

Wants to hire: 17 new officers

Starting pay: $3,483 a month

* Based on 2005 salary survey by the Washington State Troopers Association