Police Officer

Brookings, OR
Brookings Police Department

Salary Range: $4,501 – $6,394 /Month DOQ


The basic police officer is charged with the responsibility of fulfilling the police mission at the primary level of execution; prevents and represses crime through patrol activities; enforces the city ordinances, state and federal laws, apprehends offenders and secures compliance in lesser non-criminal matters; performs other related activities peripheral to basic police duties in the area of community relations.


1. Operates a mobile radio patrol unit in an assigned area, engaging in routine patrol activity, traffic enforcement and responding to requests for police service.

2. Makes preliminary investigations of crimes and other offenses, completing the investigations in certain categories.

3. Investigates traffic accidents and other traffic matters.

4. Conducts field interrogations where necessary in areas, and at times dictated by current criminal activity.

5. Carries out miscellaneous non-operational functions, such as jail duties, records and identification procedures, dispatching and courtroom duties.

6. Keeps informed on current crime problems and engages in tactical operations as directed; is constantly aware of possible vice or narcotic violations, reporting such conditions immediately to the department.

7. Understands the role of a city employee and is alert to non-police problems and hazards in the community, taking whatever action is necessary to correct the problem.

8. Represents the department and the city in public relations activities, educational programs and in daily contact with the public.


  • Current DPSST or P.O.S.T. Certification preferred, but not required.
  • Lateral candidates with current certifications will be given preference.
  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.
  • Excellent physical condition.
  • Must be able to work a variety of shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Good moral character, integrity, honesty evidenced by successfully passing a complete background check and psychological examination.
  • Age 21
  • Must be able to handle evidence and testify in a court of law.
  • Ability to pass the Police Officer Selection Test.