Entry Level Police Officer

Medford, OR
Medford Police Department

The Entry Level Police Officer is the first level in a four level police series and are responsible for performing police activities as a sworn officer and has the duty to protect life, property, and maintain public safety. This position deters crime by enforcing local, state, and traffic laws under the jurisdiction of the Medford Police Department. This position will be required to work variable shifts.

SALARY: $28.71 – $38.09 Hourly
$4,975.64 – $6,602.43 Monthly
$59,707.63 – $79,229.15 Annually

CLOSING DATE: 02/21/2020 04:00 PM


• Prepares and disseminates reports and makes recommendations on actions to be taken.
• Investigates local, state and federal crimes which may include:
o Determining appropriate actions to be taken.
o Determining resources to utilize.
o Determining who to interview.
o Determining appropriate evidence to be collected.
o Determining if illegal activities are civil or criminal infractions.
• Responds to calls for service, which may include:
o Determining level of emergency or non-emergency.
o Formulating tactics to be used in approaching and contacting individuals.
o Determining if a report should be written, etc.
• Enforces local, state and federal laws; cites and/or arrests individuals who have violated applicable laws.
• May train and mentor peers.
• Provides credible court testimonies.
• Investigates traffic offenses and vehicular collisions, instructs public safety classes, conducts emergency traffic control activities, and participates in specialty details.
• Serves as a liaison between schools and the Department, handles truancy, as well as coordinates and develops programs such as: helmet safety, after school, drug free, and other related youth programs.
• Gathers intelligence information, identifies local gangs, and investigates narcotic activities and violations.
• Investigates a variety of in-depth cases, conducts interrogations, and processes evidence.
• Scope of assigned area will depend on departmental structure and is at the discretion of the Police Chief.
• Upholds the values of the organization and has strong customer service orientation.
• Must have the ability to handle job stress and interact effectively with others in the workplace.
• Must be honest and truthful in all tasks and responsibilities.
• Performs other related projects and duties as assigned.
• Demonstrates regular, reliable and punctual attendance.


• Graduation from high school or GED equivalent.
• Must be 21 years of age by date of hire.
• No felony convictions.
• Current technical/professional knowledge of complex principles, methods, standards and techniques associated with the scope of work of a recognized profession.
• Possession of licenses and/or certifications associated with the assignment, such as:
o Basic Police Certificate (DPSST); obtained after successful completion of the academy and field training. All costs incurred for academy and training will be paid by the City.
• 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 (ORS 807.020 (1)).
• Requires completion of a background investigation to the satisfaction of the City.

Special Requirements:
• U.S. Citizen within 18 months from date of hire.
• Good physical condition.
• Must be able to complete ORPAT at time of interview.
• Must meet DPSST standards of speech, hearing and vision.
• Smoking prohibited in all City buildings and Police vehicles.