Law Enforcement Officer Position

Airway Heights Police Department - Lateral Police Officer



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Airway Heights Police Department - Lateral Police Officer

Last updated on June 07, 2023
PST Partner Agency since August 16, 2022

Important Information

Lateral Candidates do not need to complete testing with PST.  Complete PHS in PST.  Complete application for employment with the City of Airway Heights at this link.

Community Information

The City of Airway Heights is a fast-growing community of about 12,149, that is located 15 miles west of the City of Spokane, in Spokane County.  The city spans over 6 miles and has a population density of 2,021 people per square mile.  The local area has a large array of both indoor and outdoor activities, such as: Casino's, hunting/fishing, golfing and skiing, to name a few!  

Area Information

County: Spokane
Population: 12,149
# of Staff: 23

Hiring Status

We are currently accepting applications to hire one Lateral/Intermediate Lateral Officer.

Salary Information

Lateral Police Officer current range of consideration: $82,824.00 - $87,864.00 Annually DOQ

Intermediate Lateral Police Officer current range of consideration: $78,060.00 - $87,864.00 Annually DOQ

Benefit Information

Benefits:Qualified employees are eligible for benefits the first of the month after hire date.

  • Medical: The City currently offers two Medical Benefit Plans, Asuris Northwest Health Preferred Provider Plan (PPO) and Kaiser Permanente. Both are administered through the Association of Washington Cities (AWC). The City pays up to $1,591.00 for employee and dependent medical coverage.
  • Dental: Currently, the City offers two Benefit Dental Plans. One is through Washington Dental Service and the other is Willamette Dental. The City pays for the employees’ premium and the employee pays for their spouse and dependents if they choose that coverage.
  • Vision: Provided by VSP.
  • Aflac: The City offers its employees the opportunity to purchase AFLAC products through a payroll deduction plan. The entire cost is paid by the employee.
  • HRA VEBA: The City offers to pay $425.00 monthly toward dependent Medical or Dental coverage through the VEBA program. If the employee does not have dependent coverage, then the money is put into a VEBA account also on a monthly basis. If the employee wants reimbursement for Medical co-pays, Dental costs, Optical costs, prescriptions or dependent premiums paid by their spouse, they may submit receipts to VEBA for the reimbursement. The employee may leave these monies in the account and use it in the future for retirement purposes.
  • Group Life Insurance – Standard Insurance: The City pays for a $10,000.00 life insurance policy for each employee. The employee may choose to increase this amount for additional coverage. Any premium amount for coverage above the $10,000 is taken as a payroll deduction form the employee’s monthly paycheck.
  • Vacation Time: Employees will receive the following vacation benefit per year:

Year 1-4 = 8 hours/month
Year 5-10 = 11 hours/month
Year 11-15 = 13 hours/month
Year 16 and after = 15 hours/month

  • Sick Leave: Employees will accrue 10 hours of sick leave every month.
  • Paid Holidays: The city offers 11 paid holidays and 4 personal holidays!
  • Clothing Allowance: $1,500 per year.
  • WA State LEOFF Retirement Plan
  • Deferred Comp Plan: City matches 6.2%
  • College Credit: 3% pay increase for Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Take Home Vehicle: Upon completion of field training program and reside w/in 35 miles of city limits

Airway Heights Police Department - Lateral Police Officer Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination No, not required
LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT) No, not required (may be required later)
Minimum Age 21
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Yes
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult None.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile None.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements Must meet LEOFF II standards.
College Requirement No
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification Yes
Prior Experience Requirement Yes
Veterans Preference Points Yes
Current Hiring Status Currently Hiring
Body Decorations Yes
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score
Request/Access Scores Once Annually

Airway Heights Police Department - Lateral Police Officer Disqualifiers

The following are automatic and potential disqualifiers. Applicants should not apply to our agency if they indicate any of the automatic disqualifiers. Potential disqualifiers will be considered on a case by case basis.

Category Disqualifier
Automatic One or more traffic crime convictions in last 7 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.).
Potential Suspension of driver's license within past 3 years.
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal drug substance usage or exposure within past 7 year(s).
Automatic Illegal use of illegal drugs in the last 7 year(s).
Automatic Illegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Automatic Illegal opiate use.
Potential Hallucinogen use within past 7 years. No more than 1 uses total.
Potential Other drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis.
Automatic No illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
Potential Illegal use of dangerous drugs or narcotics, other than marijuana, for any purpose more than 1 time(s) in lifetime, and no use within the past 7 years.
Automatic Pattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Automatic Any misdemeanor, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Juvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
Automatic Unlawful sexual misconduct.
Potential One or more terminations, or leaving employer in lieu of termination.
Automatic Withdrawn from consideration for any (law enforcement/fire/corrections/dispatch) employment because of the following reasons:
Automatic Failure to pay income tax or child support.
Potential Current credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

Contact Information

Airway Heights Police Department - Lateral Police Officer

1307 S. Ziegler Street
1208 S. Lundstrom St.
Airway Heights, WA 99001 Spokane County


Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: No, not required
PAT: No, not required (may be required later)