Law Enforcement Officer Position

Cheney Police Department - Entry Level Police Officer



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Cheney Police Department - Entry Level Police Officer

Last updated on March 22, 2023
PST Partner Agency since October 18, 2021

Vacancies: 4

Important Information

Please complete the PST PHS in addition to signing up on this page. 

CPD patrol officers work a unique 12-hour schedule, which includes: 1 four-day weekend and 2 five-day weekends in a 28 day cycle, plus a Kelly Day.

Community Information

Cheney is 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: 18

Hiring Status

Cheney Police Department - Entry Level Police Officer has 4 vacancies.

4 positions available.

Salary Information

$4,665 - $7,335 per month (2023)

Benefit Information

The Cheney Police Guild benefit package includes: 85% paid medical insurance, 100% paid dental insurance, 100% paid Optical/Vision insurance, 100% paid EAP program, $50,000 Group Life insurance, Long-Term Disability insurance, $90 per month VEBA contribution, 4% deferred compensation match, LEOFF 2 retirement, 12 hours of sick leave per month, 10 - 18 hours of vacation per month (past experience is honored for lateral officers for vacation accrual), 10 paid holidays per year, and 2 floating holidays per year.

Additionally, guild members receive specialty pay for Detective, FTO, and Firearms/DT/Taser/Less Lethal Impact Munitions/EVOC instructor positions. Longevity pay is $75 per month plus an additional floating holiday at 4 years, $100 per month and 2 additional floating holidays at 7 years, $125 per month and 3 additional floating holidays at 10 years, and $150 per month and 4 additional floating holidays at 15 years of employment with CPD. Shift differential pay for Power and Graveyard shifts. Education incentive is $25 per month for an Associate's Degree, $50 per month for a Bachelor's Degree, and $75 per month for a Master's Degree.

New employee bonus: $1,000 upon successful completion of probationary period and $1,000 upon successful completion of 3 years of service with CPD.

Cheney Police Department - Entry Level Police Officer Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT) Yes, required

Your physical ability test must be completed 180 days (~6 months) before or after your passing written exam.

Minimum Age 21
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 Must meet LEOFF II standards.
College Requirement No
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification No
Prior Experience Requirement No
Reserve Officer Certification Preference Points No
Veterans Preference Points Yes

Cheney Police Department - Entry Level 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
Potential 1 or more traffic crime convictions in last 5 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 - Entry Level Police Officer

215 G Street
Cheney, WA 99004-1570 Spokane County
(509) 535-9233


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

Other Cheney Police Department positions

Lateral Police Officer