Law Enforcement Officer Position

Liberty Lake Police Department - Lateral Police Officer



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Liberty Lake Police Department - Lateral Police Officer

Last updated on July 11, 2023
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2021

Important Information

If you are interested in joining a remarkable team of professionals serving a growing and supportive community, please complete a City of Liberty Lake Police Department specific job application along with a resume and cover letter.

This position will be open until filled. Please submit your application, resume and cover letter to:

Attn: Human Resources
Liberty Lake Police Department
23127 East Mission Avenue
Liberty Lake, WA 99019

Or by email to:

A completed PST Personal History Statement is also required for the hiring process.

Questions can be directed to Mark Holthaus via email at
or at 509-755-1140.

Community Information

Located in Eastern Washington, the City of Liberty Lake is about 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. The population of Liberty Lake continues to grow as more and more families and businesses decide to call the city home. Our goal is to partner with residents and businesses with a focus on quality of life, the environment, and the economic vitality of our city. Liberty Lake preserves and enhances natural surroundings through the harmony of planned architectural design and green space. By creating a safe, friendly environment where community involvement promotes recreational opportunities and civic pride, Liberty Lake stands out among the small cities in our area. Being a law enforcement friendly community, the police and the residents of the city continuously work together to build and maintain positive relationships. Liberty Lake encourages and supports a progressive business environment, which ensures a diverse, prosperous, and financially secure environment.

Department Information

The Liberty Lake Police Department's mission is to provide professional law enforcement services to our community with an emphasis on fairness, respect, empathy and dignity. We provide those services with integrity by developing a partnership with residents and businesses, which focuses on quality of life, environment, and economic vitality.

Area Information

County: Spokane
Population: 11,000
# of Staff: 16

Hiring Status

We are currently seeking one Lateral Entry Officer to fill a vacant position and expect to hire an additional Lateral Officer in the beginning of 2021.

Salary Information

Top step $80,884 plus shift differential and MPO pay.

Benefit Information

Take home car (within 25 miles)

401 and 457


11 holidays and 1 personal day

144 sick hours banked per year

Liberty Lake 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 18
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen
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
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification


Prior Experience Requirement


Veterans Preference Points Yes
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score
Request/Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur

Liberty Lake 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
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any misdemeanor, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Automatic Previous revocation or denial of (CJTC/POST) certified status, or suspension of current (CJTC/POST) certified status.
Automatic Failure to pay income tax or child support.

Contact Information

Liberty Lake Police Department - Lateral Police Officer

23127 E Mission Ave
Liberty Lake, WA 99019 Spokane County


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