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Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications through Public Safety Testing

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office – Immediate Opening for Lateral Patrol Deputy Position

Lincoln County has a population of 10,000 and is 2339 square miles in size and is bordered by Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area on the north. This border creates a unique opportunity for many outdoor recreational opportunities including boating, fishing and camping. Lincoln County with its 4 seasons and rural setting offers something for every outdoor sportsman including hunting, hiking, snowmobiling, and cross country skiing. Additionally, Lincoln County is an easy 35 miles from downtown Spokane, with its unique shops, malls, theaters, and fine dining.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is comprised of two divisions, the Patrol Division and the Corrections/Communication Division. We are a staff of 30. The Patrol Division has 11 patrol deputies and 2 sergeants. Patrol Division responsibilities include deputy coroner, marine patrol, traffic enforcement, and criminal investigations.  Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is a progressive and innovative department with the latest equipment and top notch training.  All equipment, including take home car, is provided.  All patrol deputies must live in the county as assigned.  Lincoln County offers competitive wages, insurance and benefits.  We pride ourselves on “Community Policing” and serving.  If service, working as a team and being a part of a great community and office are your goals, Lincoln County is for you!

Please contact Lincoln County Undersheriff Kelly Watkins @ (509)721-0634 or for more information.

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 If you have questions about the testing process please call Public Safety Testing 1 (866) HIRE-911

If you have additional questions please contact Lincoln County Civil Service (509)725-3031 or Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (509)725-3501

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