Entry Level Police Officer

Woodburn, OR
Woodburn Police Department

The Woodburn Police Department is currently hiring Entry Level Police Officers to perform a variety of law enforcement duties, such as responding to and investigating diverse incident scenes; patrolling assigned areas; enforcing laws and ordinances; making arrests; preserving crime scene evidence; summarizing events in report format; and performing preventative community policing for culturally diverse neighborhoods and may be assigned to specialized units or teams in department.

Members of the Woodburn Police Department work closely with our culturally dynamic community. Each member of our organization is a vital component in providing leadership and confidence to our citizens through education as well as enforcement. WPD Officers are equipped with the tools and training necessary to be effective and contemporary when serving the community. Many members of the department are instructors and leaders not only in the law enforcement arena, but in service and community organizations.



$28.92 – $48.63 Hourly


11/12/2021 5:00 PM Pacific

Educational requirements:

High School graduate or have completed a G.E.D.

Experience requirements:

• Ability to complete departmental recruit training course and to gain eligibility for Basic Certificate issued by the Oregon Board of Public Safety Standards and Training.
• Possess and maintain a valid Oregon class C driver's license or out of state equivalent and an acceptable driving record.


• Be at least 21 years old at date of hire,
• Be a U.S. Citizen or have the ability to become one within 18 months of hire,
• Participate in competitive testing including physical fitness testing, reading comprehension, writing skills, written, physical/vision, hearing and psychological examinations, and be able to pass strict Police Department background investigation and drug testing.
• Pass the pre-employment drug test
• Pass the pre-employment background check.
• Be able to work periodic overtime and a variety of 24 hour rotating shifts including holidays and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications
• Bilingual language skills in Spanish/English or Russian/English
• Post high school education and/or degree in criminal justice, public or business administration, sociology, psychology or a related field