The Pocatello Police Department hires both entry-level candidates and lateral entry officers. To understand the hiring process, please follow the links below and review the Personnel Administration Rules (PDF) that pertain to initial appointment (entry level) and the appointment of experienced (lateral entry) police officers.
If you are interested in taking the entry level exam, you must submit an application by opening the City of Pocatello Employment Opportunities page and clicking the Apply button under Police Officer Recruit. If the application is not open, it is because we are currently in the process of an entry level exam. The position will reopen after the test window closes. You may either wait until the position is posted again, or you can be notified about the next test date by filling out the Police Entry Level Exam Notification Form.
You may apply as a lateral transfer by opening the City of Pocatello Employment Opportunities page and clicking the Apply button under Police Officer – Lateral Transfer.
The City of Pocatello Police Department is an equal opportunity and veteran's preference employer. For recruitment questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Captain Chad Higbee at 208-234-6114.