Summary: The Ponderay Police Department is currently hiring for the position of patrol officer. Our agency consists of six dedicated sworn officers who are committed to excellence. You will perform a large range of duties including but not limited to; enforcement of criminal laws, traffic laws and city ordinances, criminal investigations, court preparation and testimony and various other means of assisting and protecting the public.
Ponderay is an area of just over three square miles with a population of approximately 1,200. It is a business hub for the northern panhandle bordering Sandpoint to the south and having Bonners Ferry and the Montana and Washington state lines all within 35 miles.
This is a full time position with pay starting at $20.94/hour depending on experience. Benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, PERSI retirment and Life Flight membership. Qualified applicants may b e required to pass the POST physical fitness test, written examinations including spelling, grammar, reading comprehension and math, complete an oral board interview, pass a pre-employment plygraph and background investigation and pass medical psychological and drug screening examinations. All non-POST certified applicants will be required to meet the above qualifications. Applicants must also be at least 21 years of age, possess a valid driver's license, and possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Must be Idaho POST certified or certifiable within one year of hire date.
The City of Ponderay is an equal opportunity employer.
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Since 1994, the Ponderay Police Department has existed to protect and to serve; a calling that we all take very seriously. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality law enforcement services and we value our partnership with our community. We aspire to earn and keep your trust every single day and together, we pursue the vision of the City of Ponderay as having a BIG FUTURE.