The Sheriff's office desires a more diverse applicant base from which to fill deputy sheriff positions. Currently, most applicants are within a 75-mile radius of Spokane. This tracks the number of test scores received from applicants outside the 75-mile radius.
Spokane County has a very limited population diversity. Civil Service signed a two-year agreement with a nation-wide testing service in an attempt to increase these numbers. The agreement started September 1, 2015. Population diversity increases significantly outside a 75-mile radius of Spokane.