Police officer

With a force of more than 350 commissioned Police Officers, the Spokane Police Department stands strong. We take pride in the unwavering support of our city government leadership. Every officer is Crisis Intervention Team Certified, continuously honing their skills through cutting-edge training, and we make sure our officers are well-equipped with the resources necessary to successfully resolve incidents.

Thank you for your interest in the Spokane Police Department. Although we do not anticipate hiring Police Officers for the remainder of the year, we are continuing to accept and process applications for when we resume hiring.  For Entry-Level applicants, we welcome you to still test and send your scores to our department. 

patrol schedule

Police Officer

Spokane Police Patrol works a 10 hour 40 min shift on one of three schedules:

Day Shift: 0600hrs to 1640hrs
Mid Shift: 1200hrs to 2240 hrs
Graveyard: 2000hrs to 0640hrs

Officers work 15 days a month and have two consecutive weekends off:
5 days on, 4 days off
5 days on, 4 days off
5 days on, 5 days off

Specialized Units

SPD has created a number of specialized units dedicated to driving down crime  in Spokane.

  • K9
  • Detective
  • Hostage Negotiator
  • Patrol
  • S.W.A.T. Team 
  • Field Training Team 
  • Tactical Team
  • Dignitary Protection Team
  • Motorcycle Officer
  • Bomb Squad
  • Special Investigative Unit
  • Traffic Unit
  • Major Crime Detective
  • Neighborhood Resource Officer
  • Domestic Violence Unit
  • Violent Crimes Task Force
  • FTO Coordinator
  • Gang Unit
  • PIO
  • TARU


WASPC Accreditation

The Spokane Police Department is proud to hold a certification under the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chief Accreditation Program. This accreditation reflects the highest standards of policing and represents agencies that successfully implement best practices and standards. SPD has held this accreditation for the last decade.