Basic Entry Police Officer

Roseburg, OR
Roseburg Police Department

Salary: $5418/month.

Position Summary:

The Police Officer is charged with the responsibility of fulfilling the police mission at the primary level of execution. Prevents and represses crime through patrol activities. Enforces City ordinances, State and Federal laws, apprehends offenders and secures compliance in lessor non-criminal matters.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols city, businesses and residential streets for purpose of enforcing traffic and criminal laws; checks for suspicious persons and vehicles.
  • Responds to calls including citizen complaints, thefts, family disputes, and juvenile complaints and takes appropriate action.
  • Initiates investigations of accidents, death and criminal complaints; gathers evidence for prosecution; makes arrests and issues citations, handles suspects as called for by law and department regulations.
  • Fingerprints and photographs suspects as arresting officer.
  • Prepares full and comprehensive written reports as required.
  • Utilizes computer to receive and transmit messages.
  • Appears in court as witness, serves writs, warrants and subpoenas.
  • Keeps informed on current crime problems and engages in tactical operations as directed; is constantly
    aware of possible vice or narcotic violations, reporting such conditions immediately to the department.
  • Represents the department and the City in community activities, educational programs and while in daily contact with the public.
  • Assists the public by answering inquiries regarding directions, laws and ordinances, aids stranded motorists, conducts vacation house checks, checks road conditions, street signs and street lights, gives other assistance to public when needed.


  • Graduation from high school or the equivalent GED.
  • United States citizen within 18 months of employment.
  • Not less than 21 years of age.
  • Requires possession of a valid driver’s license by date of hire. New employees establishing resident status
    in the State of Oregon must obtain an Oregon driver’s license within 30 days.
  • Successful completion of department entrance level examinations.
  • Excellent physical condition as defined in Specifications F-4 and Specifications F-2-Vision of the Oregon
  • Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).
  • Good moral character as determined by thorough background investigation as prescribed by
  • Specification S-2 of the DPSST.
  • Possess DPSST Basic Certificate within 18 months of appointment.
  • No disqualifying offenses related to domestic violence as defined by the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1997.
  • Post-offer physical.