Police Officer

Grants Pass, OR
Grants Pass Department of Public Safety

As a member of the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety you have an opportunity to join an exciting, dynamic department where your law enforcement skills will help protect and serve nearly 38,000 citizens. Our career avenues are wide open. Opportunities include Patrol, Motors (Traffic), Detectives, K-9’s, Crime Prevention and School Resource Officer. There are tremendous opportunities for career advancement. You can go as far as your ambition and skills take you. We will provide the training and opportunities. There has never been a better time to join the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety!

This position works rotating shifts including days, nights and weekends. High call volume and a fast paced environment are part of being a City of Grants Pass Police Officer.

The City of Grants Pass is a High Performance Organization that has a well-defined Mission, Vision and Values which provides the framework for our organizational culture. We believe that the best solutions come from empowered teams with the knowledge and shared vision of our community’s goals. We promote a legacy of excellence through a culture of trust, collaboration, and encouragement of personal growth and the celebration of our achievements. We seek to attract adaptable, creative and motivated individuals who share our community pride and dedication to exceptional public service.

If you are an individual who appreciates a working team environment, which focuses on trust, crucial communications, commitment, accountability and results, then the City of Grants Pass may be a great place for you!

$57,974.38 – $78,890.66 Annually

2/28/2020 5:00 PM Pacific


  • Detects and deters crime through community education, problem-solving law enforcement, and
    presence in assigned areas using a motor vehicle or on foot.
  • Initiates vehicle stops of motorists for traffic law violations and takes appropriate enforcement
  • Investigates local, state and federal crimes and traffic collisions by interviewing victims and
    witnesses to gather detailed information, interviewing and interrogating suspects in accordance
    with legal requirements, determining appropriate actions to take, and apprehending and
    arresting suspects.
  • Prepares detailed reports, affidavits, and search warrants; participates in preparing cases for
    trial; and testifies in court proceedings.
  • Provides community service in the areas of mediation, traffic control, and civil disputes.
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  • Responds to calls for service, determining if response is emergent or non-emergent.
  • Collects and processes physical evidence and intelligence by methods to include surveillance,
    drug testing, photography, video/audio recording, fingerprinting and use of a computer.
  • Operates a motor vehicle safely and lawfully in all driving situations.
  • Operates firearms, Tasers and baton properly, safely and legally in performance of duties.
  • Makes independent decision regarding the appropriate course of action in a variety of situation,
    to include use of force, following department policy, standards and training.
  • Delivers excellent customer service to diverse audiences and maintains effective working
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level


Minimum Qualifications
• Graduation from High School or GED and 1 year of work experience are required; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential duties of the job as those listed.
• Must be 21 years of age at time of hire.
• Meet physical standards as set by the Department of Public Safety on Standards and Training (DPSST).