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Join the Lewiston Police Department


Fully paid medical, dental, vision and basic life insurance. Dependents can receive medical benefits at a cost to employee. All uniforms and equipment provided. Pays into a  Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI) retirement system. Paid vacation and sick time depending on longevity.

Department Information

Patrol Officers work a 4 day/10 hour shift with a total of 46 sworn officers in the Department. The entire benefit package can be found in Human Resources.

Human Resources Benefit Page

Probationary Period

After a one year probationary period, Officers are eligible to apply for special assignments as they come open, such as:

  • Major Collision Investigation Team
  • Motor Officer
  • School Resource Officer
  • SWAT Team

About the City

The Lewiston Police Department is located in Lewiston, Idaho. Lewiston is part of a trio of cities referred to as the gateway to Hells Canyon, North America’s deepest river gorge. Recreational opportunities are limitless, such opportunities include:

  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet boating
  • Swimming
  • White-water rafting

Miles of levee pathways follow the rivers for walking, jogging and biking. The area is often referred to as the “Banana Belt” of the Pacific Northwest due to the mild winter climate. Snow skiing and snowmobiling are only a short drive away.


The population of Lewiston is 32,500. Lewiston-Clarkston Valley’s population is over 50,000.