Careers

The Spokane Police Department offers a diverse set of career opportunities for those looking for uniformed and non-uniformed positions. 

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Uniformed Positions

Spokane Police Department Careers- police officer

Police Officer

Salary: $65,980.80 – $120,039.12

We do not anticipate hiring for this position for the remainder of the year. However, we will continue to accept applications and process applicants for when we resume hiring.   

Protect and serve the community of Spokane by becoming an entry-level Police Officer. This position is for applicants who are not currently a Police Officer for a different department and have not completed any police officer certification courses. Applicants must take and pass the Public Safety Test before submitting their application to the City of Spokane. 

Accepting applications until further notice.

Spokane Police Department Careers- Police Officer Lateral

Police Officer - Lateral

Salary: $65,980.80 – $120,039.12

We do not anticipate hiring for this position for the remainder of the year. However, we will continue to accept applications and process applicants for when we resume hiring.   

Protect and serve the community of Spokane by becoming a Police Officer. This position is for applicants who are currently serving as a law enforcement officer or have recently left an officer position in good standing.

Accepting applications until further notice.

Spokane Police Department Careers- Police Officer Certified

Police officer - certified

Salary: $65,980.80 – $120,039.12

We do not anticipate hiring for this position for the remainder of the year. However, we will continue to accept applications and process applicants for when we resume hiring.   

Protect and serve the community of Spokane by becoming a Police Officer. This position is for applicants who have successfully completed the Washington State Criminal Justice Basic Law Enforcement Academy. 

Accepting applications until further notice.

Spokane Police Department Careers- detective

Detective

Salary: $114,443.28-$128,182.32

This is a promotional position for current Police Officers of the Spokane PD. Detectives perform specialized work in the investigation of criminal offenses and related police problems. 

We are not currently recruiting for this position.

Spokane Police Department Careers- Police Corporal

Police corporal

Salary: $114,443.28 -$128,182.32

This is a promotional position for current Police Officers of the Spokane PD. A Police Corporal performs specialized police work of a general administrative, investigative, or services nature.

We are not currently recruiting for this position.

Spokane Police Department Careers- police sergeant

Police sergeant

Salary: $128,996.64 – $144,447.84

This is a promotional position for current Police Officers of the Spokane PD. A Police Sergeant performs first-level supervisory field or office police work. 

We are not currently recruiting for this position.

Spokane Police Department Careers- Police Lieutenant

Police Lieutenant

Salary: $164,095.92 – $179,547.12

This is a promotional position for current Police Officers of the Spokane PD. A Police Lieutenant performs responsible supervisory police work in command of an assigned shift, unit, or other administrative police detail. 

We are not currently recruiting for this position.

Spokane Police Department Careers- Police Captain

Police captain

Salary: $193,620.24- $211,848.48

This is a promotional position for current Police Officers of the Spokane PD. A Police Captain performs responsible command-level work in directing the activities of a major division of the Police Department. 

We are not currently recruiting for this position.

Spokane Police Department Careers- Police Major

Police major

Salary: $176,331.60 – $215,481.60

This is a promotional position for current Police Officers of the Spokane PD. A Police Major performs responsible administrative and command duties assisting the Police Chief.

We are not currently recruiting for this position.

Non-Uniformed Positions

Spokane Police Department Careers- Police Records Specialist

police records specialist

Salary: $43,409.52 – $67,755.60

A Police Records Specialist performs difficult specialized records management work providing information and records maintenance functions in the records section of the Police Department. 

We are not currently recruiting for this position.

Spokane Police Department Careers-Public Records Specialist

Public records specialist

Salary: $43,534.80 – $68,382.00

This is a promotional position for current City of Spokane Police Records Specialists. A Public Records Specialist coordinates, processes, and responds to a variety of public records requests; discloses public records in compliance with Washington State Public Records Act regulations and other legal and policy mandates and redacts information that is exempt from public records disclosure.

We are not currently recruiting for this position

Spokane Police Department Careers- Police Records Shift Supervisor

police records shift supervisor

Salary: $51,636.24 – $80,638.56

A Police Records Shift Supervisor performs difficult and independent supervisory work in the records division of the Police Department. 

We are not currently recruiting for this position.

Spokane Police Department Careers- Police Records Technology Specialist

Police records technology specialist

Salary: $48,587.76 – $76,003.20

A Police Records Technology Specialist performs information technology program support work; troubleshoots and researches technical system and application problems and coordinates their resolutions; serves as a primary point of contact between the City and a third-party technology solution vendor; conducts training to internal and external end users pertaining to technology applications and upgrades; inputs, organizes, queries, ensures accuracy of and exports data from automated systems.

We are not currently recruiting for this position.

Spokane Police Department Careers-Police Communications Supervisor

police Communications supervisor

Salary: $66,064.32 – $108,576.00

A Police Communications Supervisor performs specialized technical and supervisory work in maintaining the operation of the Police Communications Center. 

We are not currently recruiting for this position.

Spokane Police Department Careers- Police Fleet Administrator

police fleet administrator

Salary: $64,435.68 – $91,245.60

A Police Fleet Administrator performs responsible specialized administrative work in the management and maintenance of police fleet resources. 

We are not currently recruiting for this position.

Spokane Police Department Careers- Senior Crime Analyst

senior crime analyst

Salary: $70,971.12- $100,725.12

A Senior Crime Analyst performs professional and supervisory work in the development and analysis of data related to various elements of criminal activity and prepares/presents strategic intelligence assessments affecting departmental activity in criminal apprehension and prevention. 

We are not currently recruiting for this position.

Spokane Police Department Careers- Crime Analyst

crime analyst

Salary: $51,636.24 – $80,638.56

A Crime Analyst performs technical work in the development and analysis of data related to various elements of criminal activity. They also prepare and present strategic intelligence assessments affecting departmental activity in criminal apprehension and prevention. 

We are not currently recruiting for this position.

Spokane Police Department Careers- Senior Public Safety Systems Analyst

Senior public safety systems Analyst

Salary: $84,250.80- $118,807.20

A Senior Public Safety Systems Analyst performs advanced professional information technology work pertaining to the development, design, programming, testing, implementation, modification and maintenance of public safety information systems and applications across multiple platforms and technologies. 

We are not currently recruiting for this position.

Spokane Police Department Careers- Public Safety Systems Analyst

PUBLIC SAFETY SYSTEMS ANALYST

Salary: $74,666.88- $106,070.40

A Public Safety Systems Analyst performs professional information technology work pertaining to the development, design, programming, testing, implementation, modification, and maintenance of public safety information systems and applications across multiple platforms and technologies. 

We are not currently recruiting for this position.

Spokane Police Department Careers- Police Radio Dispatcher I

Police Radio dispatcher I

Salary: $45,539.28 – $71,534.88

A Police Radio Dispatcher I performs responsible communications work receiving and transmitting messages and general information over police radio, computer, and telephone. 

Accepting applications until further notice.

Spokane Police Department Careers-Police Radio Dispatcher II

Police Radio dispatcher II - lateral

Salary: $54,642.96 – $90,013.68

This is a lateral position for applicants who have one year of continuous experience (full-time or equivalent hours) AND employed within the last 18 months as a law enforcement radio dispatcher utilizing a Computer Aided Dispatch System. 

Accepting applications until further notice.

Spokane Police Department Careers- Police Radio Dispatcher III

Police Radio dispatcher III

Salary: $59,862.96 – $98,616.24

This is a promotional position for current Radio Dispatcher I or Radio Dispatcher II employees who work with the City of Spokane.  

We are not currently recruiting for this position.

Spokane Police Department Careers- Police Evidence Technician I

Police evidence technician I

Salary: $43,534.80 – $68,382.00

A Police Evidence Technician I performs entry-level work managing property and evidence for the Spokane Police Department, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, and the Spokane Valley Police Department, maintaining the chain-of-custody for all evidence, found/safekeeping property, and jail-refused property, as well as court order surrender items. 

We are not currently recruiting for this position.

Spokane Police Department Careers- Police Evidence Technician II

POLICE EVIDENCE TECHNICIAN II

Salary: $49,757.04 – $77,527.44

This is a promotional position for current Police Evidence Technician I employees who work with the City of Spokane.  

We are not currently recruiting for this position.

Spokane Police Department Careers-Police Evidence Supervisor

Police evidence supervisor

Salary: $58,171.68 – $95,860.08

This is a promotional position for current Police Evidence Technician II employees who work with the City of Spokane. The Police Evidence Supervisor is responsible for supervisory and specialized administrative work in managing the Spokane Police Department, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, and Spokane Valley Police Department Evidence Facility.   

We are not currently recruiting for this position.

Spokane Police Department Careers-Police Planner

Police planner

Salary: $60,030.00 – $84,856.32

A Police Planner performs professional and technical work in the areas of organizational resource planning, research and development, program evaluation, and systems analysis, and assists in the development of performance benchmarks and measurements of police operations and programs. 

We are not currently recruiting for this position.