Entry Level Police Officer

Cheney, WA
Cheney Police Department

The Entry-Level Police Officer is an entry level rank for persons, upon hire, who are eligible to enter the Washington State Basic Police Academy. Those who have not yet successfully commenced academy training enter at the level of Police Trainee.

The police officer works under the general supervision of the Police Sergeants and may be assigned to patrol or investigative responsibilities. The assignments involve independent judgment and the careful application of training, law, policy, procedure, and directives. Police officers work rotating schedules and shifts around the clock and throughout the year. A police officer is responsible for general police duties in the enforcement of laws, prevention of crime, and other public services as needed ensure security and safety of persons and property within the City.

The Cheney Police Guild benefit package includes: LEOFF 2 retirement, 10 paid holidays, 2 floating holidays, 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 based on years of service. Specialty pay is paid for Detective, FTO, and Firearms/Training Coordinator positions. Longevity pay begins after 10 years of employment with CPD ($75 after 10 years, $100 after 15 years, and $150 after 20 years). The City will also pay an educational incentive of $25 for a Bachelor’s degree and $50 for a Master’s degree.