Police Department Employment

Liberty Lake Police Department is actively seeking qualified experienced officers.  You are eligible to apply as a Lateral or Experienced Officer if you have:

  • A minimum of 24 months of full-time service as a sworn police officers in a civilian govenrmental jurisdiction with extensive patrol experience, without a break in service of more than 36 months by the application date AND either the successful completion of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Basic Law Enforcement Academy (BLEA) prior to application date, or the ability to successfully complete the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Equivalency Academy within 1 year after employment.  Out-of-state applicants must possess the necessary training and experience to become certified in accordance with Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission standards.  Experienced officers who have completed the Basic Law Enforcement Academy but have less than 24 months of full-time service are also encouraged to apply.  

Applications should be returned with a cover letter and resume to Sakti Hiatt or Erin Kelly.

LLPD Employment Application (PDF)


  • Oral Board Evaluation 
  • Background Process
    • Review of the personal history statement
    • Integrity interview
    • Background Check
    • Criminal History Check
    • Polygraph (lie detector) exam
    • Psychological exam
    • Reference Check


  • Wages
    • Lateral officers start at $68,918 annually and experienced officers start at $60,956 annually.  *The collective bargaining agreement term is ending December 2022 and wages are likely to increase under the new agreement.*
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Plan for Officers & Dependents
  • HRA VEBA plan
  • LEOFF II Pension Plan
  • Take-home car program
  • Uniforms and required equipment provided by the department