Employment Opportunities


The City of Priest River Police Department is currently accepting applications and resumes for the lateral entry of an experienced Police Officer.  Eligible applicants must have at least two (2) years of experience as a sworn peace officer with a state, county, or municipal law enforcement agency, who currently hold at least a basic certificate from the State’s certifying agency (P.O.S.T.), and who are currently employed as a law enforcement officer or who have left such employment in good standing within the last two (2) years. The successful applicant will undergo a thorough background investigation, polygraph examination, and psychological evaluation.

Upon hire, a $2,500 hiring bonus will be made with the first regularly scheduled paycheck, and an additional $2,500 will be paid once employed for one (1) year. All payments will be in gross wages and subject to applicable withholdings. The hiring bonus applies only to lateral officer applications received after April 10, 2024, and will cease at the sole discretion of the employer.

Starting salary is $53,809.60 to $64,812.80 DOQ, plus medical, dental, employee assistance program, PERSI retirement plan, and take-home vehicle (must reside within 20 miles of Priest River, Idaho for take home vehicle program).

All persons interested in this position must submit a City of Priest River application, resume, and any other supporting documents to the City Clerk. This position will remain open until filled.

The City of Priest River is an equal opportunity employer.


City of Priest River is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applications will be considered for all positions without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, marital status, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.