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Cheney Police Department - Lateral Police Officer
Last updated on September 20, 2021
PST Partner Agency since September 08, 2021
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.
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.
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.
# of Staff: 17
Cheney Police Department - Lateral Police Officer has 2 vacancies.
2 positions available.
$5,425 - $6,597 per month (2021)
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, 3.5% deferred compensation match, 9 hours of sick leave per month, and 8 - 16 hours of vacation per month (past experience is honored for lateral officers for vacation accrual).
Additionally, guild members receive specialty pay for Detective, FTO, and Firearms/Training Coordinator positions. Longevity pay begins after 10 years of employment with CPD.
Cheney Police Department - Lateral Police Officer Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
No, not required
|LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT)||
No, not required (may be required later)
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||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.|
|Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification||Yes|
|Prior Experience Requirement||No|
|Reserve Officer Certification Preference Points||No|
|Veterans Preference Points||Yes|
Cheney 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.
TESTING IN WASHINGTON STATE CANCELED THROUGH MAY 31, 2020
All pre-employment tests in Washington State have been canceled until May 31, 2020 unless government restrictions are eased. With recent updates, facility closures, and government guidelines, this step is necessary and could be modified at any time. The health and safety of our customers, our staff, and their families is of the highest priority.
We will continue to evaluate developments and make changes to this policy as necessary. When we do resume testing, there will be plenty of events for everyone to test. We are in regular communication with our public safety agency partners, assessing alternatives to the traditional testing model and our testing policies. Any future updates will be posted on the PST website and our Facebook page.
If you have tested with PST in the past 12 months, there may be additional positions you are now eligible to add. Several departments have temporarily changed their testing policies due to the suspension in testing that COVID-19 has caused. Please login to your PST account and navigate to the ‘New Positions’ page to see what departments you can add! We will regularly update that page in your account as departments send updates.
FUTURE TEST REGISTRATION
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