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Make a Difference - Become a Police Officer

Answer the call to serve the Spokane community. Become a Spokane Police Officer.

Open Requirements: (All requirements must be met at time of application.) Completion of 45 quarter or 30 semester credit hours of course work from an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of C or 2.0, which includes at least 5 quarter or 3 semester credit hours of college English. Must be 20 years of age at application and 21 years of age at the time of appointment; within normal weight range for height. Physical requirements for this position, including eyesight, hearing and other physical abilities are consistent with state law and guidelines. All successful candidates who have been offered a position will be required to pass a post offer physical and psychological examination prior to appointment.

Benefits: Our benefit package includes Medical/Vision, Dental, Long Term Disability, Retirement, Matching Deferred Compensation, Life Insurance, Vacation/Sick Leave, Paid Holiday, Uniforms provided, Education and Training Opportunities.

How to Apply:

Laterals please go to spokanecity.org/jobs if you have questions send an email to jobs@spokanepolice.org. Please be sure to include your name, your phone number, your email address, your current occupation, and how you heard about us. New recruits please see the Police Officer (Open Entry) position listing on the Civil Service Classified Positions page for more information and testing dates.

Spokane Police Department Physical Ability Test Requirements

Applicants for the position of police officer must successfully complete the Physical Fitness Ability Test. This will be the next step after the written test. Applicants must pass this to continue in the hiring process. Applicants will be required to do this at least twice during the process. This is required for entrance into the CJTC Basic Law Enforcement Academy.

Preparing for the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Physical Ability Test.

The PAT is the same for all applicants regardless of age or gender. All candidates must pass the physical tests listed on the CJTC website. On Public Safety Testing's website, there is a good section on the PAT which lays out workout strategies over a period of time to help one meet the challenge.

PAT Authorization form

The PAT will be typically administered in the following order:

  1. 300 meter run
  2. Push-ups
  3. Sit-ups
  4. 1.5 mile run/walk
Entry Level Police Officer Requirements

View information about becoming an Entry Level Police Officer

Physical Ability Test Video

Watch our Physical Ability Test Video

Become a Police Dispatcher

View information (PDF 277 KB) about becoming a Police Dispatcher


Contact Police

  • Crime Check: 509.456.2233
  • Tipline: 509.242.TIPS (8477)
  • My Spokane: 311, or for outside city limits, 509.755.CITY (2489)

How to Apply

Laterals please go to spokanecity.org/jobs, if you have questions send an email to jobs@spokanepolice.org. Please be sure to include your name, your phone number, your email address, your current occupation, and how you heard about us.

New recruits please see the Police Officer (Open Entry) position listing on the Civil Service Classified Positions page for more information and testing dates.