Entry Level Police Officer

Beaverton, OR
Beaverton Police Department

$32.16 – $43.10 Hourly

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.


Perform duties in the Officer classification and other related duties as assigned including but not limited to:

  • 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 public
  • Provide services to citizens

Minimum Qualifications:

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