The City of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho is seeking qualified Lateral Police Officer applicants!
The Coeur d’Alene Police Department is seeking qualified lateral officers to join our team. Bring your experience and come work for an Idaho community that values your service in a great place to live and play!
A Police Officer performs law enforcement and crime prevention to further the criminal justice process by patrolling an assigned area to observe, monitor, and enforce a wide array of ordinances, laws, and statutes. Interacts with the general public on a regular basis to provide educational, investigative, and related police services with the goal of preventing crime, ensuring public safety, and developing positive police-citizen relationships. Officers may also be assigned to specialized law enforcement duties such as investigations, training, school resource officer, drug task force, code enforcement, firearm and range training, Traffic Unit, crowd control, SWAT Team or other assignment.
Current Lateral Police Officer applicants will receive an entry hourly wage of $28.20 to $35.83, based on the approved lateral hire program that is dependent on previous sworn experience and agency size. Additional pay is available for educational incentive, shift differential, holiday pay, etc.
Patrol Division personnel work 10-hour-and-40-minute shifts in a 28-day work cycle, during which officers work five days and have four days off. Officers have five days off every third rotation. An excellent benefits package is available and membership in the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI) and Social Security is required.
Education/Experience: High School diploma or G.E.D. required. Two-year college degree preferred.
Physical/Medical: Weight must be proportionate to height. Successful applicants must pass the P.O.S.T. physical agility test, the P.O.S.T. medical/vision/hearing examination, drug test, polygraph, and a psychological evaluation prior to appointment.
Background: A thorough background investigation will be conducted on successful applicants identified for possible appointment.
Lateral applicants: Must meet all Idaho P.O.S.T. requirements and have successfully completed a P.O.S.T. certified basic academy and are experienced police officers who have worked for other municipal, county, or state agencies completing a probationary period and having a minimum of twenty-four (24) of full-time employment in either a patrol or investigative capacity. The 24 months may include academy and field training time. Corrections, reserve officer, security officer, and federal officer experience does not fulfill our requirement for certified police experience needed as a lateral applicant. A photocopy of your P.O.S.T. certificate must be attached to your application at the time of submission.
Valid driver's license.
Lateral Police Officer applications are accepted on a continuous basis and we will periodically hold interviews on an as-needed basis. We will hold your application on file for one (1) year.
If you have been out of law enforcement for three (3) to five (5) years you may still apply as a lateral, but may be required to attend an approved basic training academy. If you have been out of law enforcement program for more than five (5) years, Idaho P.O.S.T. regulations mandate you attend a basic training academy.
If you wish to request veterans preference, you must attach your DD214 and any other supporting documentation when completing your application in order for us to determine your eligible status and veterans preference in accordance with Idaho state law.
If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please provide a detailed written request for an accommodation to Human Resources, Darci Todd, email@example.com.
The City of Coeur d'Alene is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other applicable legally protected status.
To learn more, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cdaid or leave a message at 208-769-2300, extension 861 to speak with a recruiter.
The City of Coeur d’Alene is located in beautiful northern Idaho and is home to over 45,000 residents. Our City serves as the cultural center for Kootenai County and boasts a fantastic downtown area, beautiful parks and public spaces, and proximity to numerous lakes, rivers, and outdoor recreation areas. The 103 members of our police department are committed to ensuring that this amazing area is a safe place to live, work, and visit.