Deputy Sheriff-Lateral & Intermediate Lateral Applicant Information

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office Recruiting Team and Civil Service will be offering a free, virtual information session on:

Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 1:00 PM PST

To register, please call Civil Service at: 509-477-4711, Option 2 and we will email you the link OR register online at:

If you register online, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom meeting.

Deputy Sheriff-Lateral & Intermediate PAT

Attention Deputy Sheriff Lateral & Intermediate Lateral Applicants

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is proud to offer a $15,000 sign-on bonus to newly hired Deputy Sheriff-Laterals and Deputy Sheriff-Intermediate Laterals. This bonus is paid out in two payments: 50% of the bonus will be paid on the first regularly scheduled payday after your first day of employment with Spokane County Sheriff's Office; the remaining 50% of the bonus will be paid after one year of service as a Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy and successful completion of probationary period.

Lateral & Intermediate Application Process

Upon receipt and confirmation of completed Spokane County NEOGOV application, applicant will be sent a Personal History Statement and Training & Experience form with a due date. Applicants who submit their completed paperwork on time and have no automatic disqualifiers (per Sheriff's policy) listed on their PHS will be invited for a Physical Ability Test and Oral Board Interview directly through Spokane County Civil Service and the Spokane County Sheriff's Office. See the video above for an example of the SCSO PAT. Effective August 14, 2018- Physical Ability Test scores for Lateral applicants given by Public Safety Testing are no longer accepted. 

Contact Civil Service at 509-477-4711 for questions regarding the application and testing process.

Visit our Recruiting page at or contact a member of our Recruitment Team for questions regarding our Deputy Sheriff positions!