Entry-level Police Officer

Beaverton, OR
Beaverton Police Department

Salary: $35.46 Hourly.

Position Summary:

The Beaverton Police Department is accepting applications for entry-level Police Officers. If you want to make a real impact within the diverse Beaverton community, enjoy a variety of tasks and duties at work, and thrive in a professional, progressive, proactive organization, this may be the opportunity for you!

Police officers require the ability to learn a considerable amount of factual material such as laws, statutes, regulations, ordinances and procedures, understand sometimes complex oral and written instructions, act effectively and calmly in emergency situations, operate assigned equipment skillfully and safely, prepare clear, concise yet comprehensive reports, analyze situations quickly and objectively, work effectively with the public, other agencies and other employees.

Essential Functions:

  • Enforce criminal and traffic laws.
  • Make arrests.
  • Issue citations.
  • Investigate accidents.
  • Patrol roads, highways, and businesses.
  • Write reports.
  • Appear in court.
  • Handle prisoners.
  • Communicate by radio.
  • Educate the public.
  • Provide services to residents and community members.
  • Contribute to the promotion of organizational values, including personal and professional development; diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging; actively promote the value of respect in a multicultural society.


  • 90 college credit hours and/or work skills and life experience that are relevant to a law enforcement career.
  • Valid driver’s license and the ability to meet the city’s driving standards.
  • Must be a US citizen within 18 months of hire or a nonimmigrant legally admitted to the United States under a Compact of Free Association.
  • Able to obtain Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) Basic Certification within 18 months of date of hire.
  • 21 years of age or older by the time of hire.
  • Must never have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor that reflects adversely on the capacity to serve as a police officer.
  • Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) fingerprints must be completed and cleared prior to start date.
  • Able to pass background and reference check, drug screen, medical and psychological evaluation.
  • Able to pass written exam, physical agility test and run a mile under nine minutes.
  • Able to work varied shifts including weekends and holidays.