Law Enforcement Officer Position

Grand Coulee Police Department - Lateral Police Officer



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Grand Coulee Police Department - Lateral Police Officer

Last updated on September 28, 2023
PST Partner Agency since September 18, 2019

Vacancy: 1

Important Information


1. All applicants must complete an official city application. Application may be requested via email at: or

2. Attach a PHS (Personal History Statement) – obtain through PST or Grand Coulee Police Department.

3. If claiming Veteran's preference, attach form DD214 to your application packet. (Preference will not be given if you do not submit this form).

4. Submit a copy of your WSCJTC Peace Officer certification.

Mail or Email the complete application packet to:

City of Grand Coulee

Attn: Kris Thiesfeld - Civil Service Secretary/Police Clerk

PO Box 180 / 306 Midway

Grand Coulee, WA. 99133

Must be: 21 years of age; a U.S. Citizen or lawful permanent resident; able to read, speak and write the English language fluently.

Must: Have no convictions for a felony offense,    possess a high school diploma or GED,     have a valid Washington State driver's license and a driving record acceptable to the City and the City's insurance carrier. (Free of serious or frequent violations).

Lateral applicants:     Certified by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (WSCJTC).

*Successful completion of polygraph and psychological examinations, physical exam, drug screening and criminal background investigation are required prior to hire.

Please contact  for application packet

PLEASE NOTE: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please contact the Police Department at (509) 633-1412 and ask to speak to Chief Tufts.

Community Information

Located in North Central Washington on the Columbia River, Grand Coulee is home to the Grand Coulee Dam - the largest hydro-power generating facility in the U.S., which also provides water for the Columbia Basin Project. The dam is the largest employer in the area. Best known for the dam and the surrounding water attractions, outdoor recreation is a large part of the community. Boating, fishing, hunting, hiking, and other activities are enjoyed throughout the year.

Department Information

Comprised of 8 full time officers, including the Chief of Police. Rotating shifts. Under contract with the Bureau of Reclamation to provide law enforcement services at Grand Coulee Dam. Coverage in Electric City is also by contract.

Area Information

County: Grant County
Population: 1,026 plus 1,050 including Electric City, WA (Under Police Contract)
# of Staff:

Hiring Status

Grand Coulee Police Department - Lateral Police Officer has 1 vacancy.

The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST with oral board interviews conducted on an as-needed basis. Vacancies are filled by Civil Service "rule of three" with the top three candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation & selection as vacancies occur.

Salary Information

 Wage Scale - Starting at $ 4,459.67 to $5856.86 per month, depending on experience.

Benefit Information

Teamsters Union.  Medical, dental, vision, sick leave, paid holidays, longevity pay, uniform allowance, yearly cost of living.

Grand Coulee 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/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 Correctable to 20/20
College Requirement No
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification Yes
Prior Experience Requirement Lateral Applicant
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score
Request/Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur

Contact Information

Grand Coulee Police Department - Lateral Police Officer

306 Midway Ave.
Grand Coulee, WA 99133 Grant County County
(509) 633-1412


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

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