Entry Level or Lateral Police Officer

Post Falls, ID
City of Post Falls Police Department

Performs police work including public service: civil stand-bys, vehicle inspections, emergency notifications and other related duties as directed. Patrols the city, being observant for likely targets of crime, and attempting to eliminate opportunities for the commission of crimes. Issues citations, warnings and when appropriate makes arrest and transports prisoners. Takes reports and performs follow- up investigations when needed. Performs other related tasks as required to fulfill the position of a police officer.

$22.36 – $36.56 Hourly


Acceptable Education and Experience:

applicants must be a citizen of the united states, must possess a high school diploma or equivalent, lateral or post certifiable preferred (you have successfully completed the north idaho college basic patrol academy or have the ability to become certified within the first twelve (12) months of employment) police officer, or be a current certified reserve officer with another agency or a current full time employee with the post falls police department. Must be 21 yoa and have a valid driver’s license and 2 years of related experience. Conviction or withheld judgment of any state, local or federal crime may be grounds for rejection.

Necessary Special Requirements:

required to attend schools as assigned. Ability to work closely with other department personnel and have a neat and clean appearance. Must be able to communicate effectively. Applicant must possess basic typing skills and computer knowledge and the ability to learn a wide variety of skills for the job.

Patrol officers work varying shifts, weekends and holidays. All patrol officers must pass a physical fitness examination.

Starting pay for lateral officers is $ 24.37 and $ 22.36 per hour for entry level. A competitive benefits and retirement package is available to full time employees.