Entry Level Police Officer

Gresham, OR
City of Gresham

Salary: $66,948 – $85,500 per year

The City of Gresham is accepting applications for Entry Level Police Officer. Gresham Police Officers are responsible for the protection of life and property to residents and visitors within the City of Gresham. Officers provide emergency aid, security, education and enforcement of State Law and City Ordinances. We respond to requests for information and assistance, investigate criminal activity, encourage community engagement, make arrests, work with people to solve problems associated with crime and neighborhood problems, and ensure proper enforcement of laws and regulations.

We are a full-service police department with a variety of opportunities for an individual to build an extensive skill set and a fulfilling career in law enforcement. In as little as three years, an Entry Level Police office may be eligible for specialty assignments. The Gresham Police Department specialty assignments include:

  • SWAT
  • Crisis Negotiators
  • Traffic Officers
  • Motor Officers
  • K-9
  • Detectives
  • School Resource Officers
  • Gang Enforcement Officers
  • Field Training Officers
  • Training Instructors
  • Neighborhood Enforcement Team Officers
  • Transit Officers

The Gresham Police Department consists of 130 sworn positions. All employees are expected to provide services to customers within a “polite and professional” standard while demonstrating a creative thought process, being a visionary who identifies problem-solving solutions and strives for excellence.

As Oregon’s fourth-largest city, Gresham is a welcoming community of hard-working people where tradition and heritage meet innovation and opportunity. Gresham is a dynamic and rapidly growing city where families and businesses have a mutual desire and drive to thrive. City of Gresham employees care deeply about the community they serve, and go ‘one step beyond’ to deliver services in collaborative, inventive, practical, and nimble ways. Our work is challenging, fast-paced and rewarding.

We believe that to deliver the highest level of service to all Gresham community members, it is crucial we employ a diverse workforce, foster an inclusive working environment, and ensure our policies and systems result in equitable outcomes. The City seeks candidates who will support these values by continuously incorporating equity in their daily work, and actively contributing to a workplace culture that respects unique viewpoints, life experiences, and cultural perspectives. Come build the future with us.

For the full job description, qualifications and to apply, visit: www.GreshamOregon.gov/jobs