Entry Level Patrol Deputy

Grant County Sheriff's Patrol Division

Grant County is in the heart of the Columbia Basin in Central Washington State about 100 miles west of Spokane and 130 miles east of Seattle.

This is the high desert of Washington. Residents enjoy arid summers and mild winters. It is home to about 98,000 people and covers nearly 2,800 square miles. Residents and visitors alike enjoy fishing, boating, hunting, golf, off-road vehicle fun and other great recreation.

The Sheriff's Office answers more than 16,000 calls for service per year. Our response area includes densely populated suburban, large agricultural farms, lakes and rivers, and remote wilderness.

Patrol Division Staff

The Grant County Sheriff's Office is staffed with 123 full time employees, 3 contract employees and 10 volunteers. There are 57 commissioned law enforcement officers, 41 correctional staff, and 25 support staff. Of the 10 volunteers there is 1 Reserve Deputy, 4 Mounted Posse Members, 4 Public Information Officers, and 1 Chaplain. Our agency provides service through patrol, ORV unit, marine patrol unit, traffic unit, major crimes unit, drug enforcement unit, gang unit, and four K9 teams.


  • 21 Years of Age (there is no maximum age limit)
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • No felony convictions or pattern of misdemeanors
  • No use of illegal drugs within the past 5 years
  • No use of marijuana within the past 1 year
  • Possess a WA State Drivers License
  • U.S. Citizen or Resident  

Pay & Benefits

  • 12 Paid Holidays (Holiday pay added if the holiday is worked)
  • Current Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • Excellent benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans
  • LEOFF II retirement
  • Longevity Pay
  • Salary Range: $74.817.60 to $95.305.60 annually
  • Take Home Vehicle Upon Hiring
  • Veteran's Benefits from the GI Bill during training
  • And more!

Application Process

  • Sign up with Public Safety Testing and look for Grant County Sheriff's Office
  • The Physical Agility Test consists of: 20 pushups in 90 seconds, 25 situps in 90 seconds, and 35 squat thrusts in 180 seconds.
  • Pass an Oral Board Interview
  • Pass a Physical Agility Test and Written Test
  • Pass a Background Investigation and Psychological Exam
  • Interview with Sheriff Kriete