911 Dispatch Position

Cheney Police Department - Dispatcher



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Cheney Police Department - Dispatcher

Last updated on January 30, 2024
PST Partner Agency since October 18, 2021

Community Information

Cheney if a thriving community with a population of 12,410 and located just 17 miles southwest of Spokane. Our quality of life is unmatched because of a small-town atmosphere and family-friendly environment. Cheney is also home to Eastern Washington University.

Department Information

The Cheney Police have a long-standing tradition for providing quality, professional, and timely service to our community. The entire police department is dedicated to making sure Cheney remains a place that citizens, students, and visitors can feel safe and prosper.

Area Information

County: Spokane
Population: 12,410
# of Staff: 23

Hiring Status

Cheney PD currently does not have any openings for the dispatch position. We welcome you to take the test for our agency and we will reach out to qualifying applicants to begin the hiring process if a position opens.

Salary Information

$4,016 - $4,884 per month (2023)

Benefit Information

The union (Teamsters) benefits package includes: 85% paid medical insurance, 85% paid dental insurance, 100% paid Optical/Vision insurance, 100% paid EAP program, $50,000 Group Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability Insurance, $50 per month VEBA contribution, $75 per month deferred compensation match, PERS retirement, 8 hours of sick leave per month, 8-16 hours of vacation per month, and 10 paid holidays per year. Employees with less than 10 years service receive 1 floating holiday, employees with 10 - 20 years of service receive 2 floating holidays, and employees with 20+ years of service receive 3 floating holidays per year.   

Additionally, there is incentive pay for CTO positions. 

Cheney Police Department - Dispatcher Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
Typing Test Yes, required

The typing test is a critical component of your written test score and you are required to complete the online typing test within 90 days (before or after) your written exam. You will be allowed four (4) attempts at the typing test every seven (7) days and are responsible for selecting the score that you want PST to forward to the agencies you have applied with.

40 Words per Minute and 85% Accuracy

40 WPM; 85% Accuracy

Minimum Age 18
Citizenship US Citizen
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Yes
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No adult felony convictions at any time.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Will be carefully reviewed on a case by case basis
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements Correctable to 20/20
College Requirement No
Prior Experience Requirement No
Veterans Preference Points Yes
Dispatch Typing Test 40 WPM , 85% Accuracy

Cheney Police Department - Dispatcher 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
Potential One or more traffic  crime convictions in the last five years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.).
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Potential Other drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Potential Juvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
Automatic Unlawful sexual misconduct.
Potential Withdrawn from consideration for any (law enforcement/fire/corrections/dispatch) employment because of the following reasons:
Potential 1 or more terminations, or leaving employer in lieu of termination.
Potential Failure to pay income tax or child support.
Potential Current credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

Contact Information

Cheney Police Department - Dispatcher

215 G Street
Cheney, WA 99004 Spokane County
(509) 535-9233


Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
Typing Test: Yes, required

Other Cheney Police Department positions

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Entry Level Police Officer