Police Officer

Newport, OR
City of Newport

Salary: $4,775.00 Monthly

The City of Newport is seeking a professional, dedicated, and service minded individual to fill the position of Police Officer. The Patrol Officer is the key to the success in a police department. The attainment of the police mission depends upon how well patrol officers perform their complex and demanding jobs.

Patrol officers are directly responsible for the law enforcement activities within an assigned area. They are the primary force in achieving compliance with established laws through reasonable enforcement tactics dedicated to the protection and service of each individual citizen.

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from high school or completed a GED program;
Be at least 21 years of age;
Must be a U.S. citizen;
Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid Oregon Driver’s License without record of suspension or revocation in any state;
Successfully pass a drug test and full background investigation verifying any prior criminal convictions;
Be of good moral and ethical character certifiable as a Police Officer in the state of Oregon based on standards established by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST); must successfully complete the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) basic police academy and up to an 18 month probationary period. (Must pass written test, oral interview and medical physical);
Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
Ability to meet Department’s physical standards and pass ORPAT (Oregon Physical Agility Test) to the minimum standards set by DPSST.

Knowledge, Skills, and Other Characteristics:
Knowledge of the criminal and traffic Oregon Revised Statutes.
Knowledge of federal, state, county, and City of Newport laws and ordinances.
Knowledge of the policies, goals, and procedures of the Newport Police Department.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of employee supervision and training.
Knowledge of law enforcement principles, methods, techniques, and practices including investigation, intelligence, surveillance, court procedures, community relations, identification, patrol, special weapons and tactics, traffic control, report preparation, custody of persons and property, and crime prevention.
Knowledge of equipment used in law enforcement, including weaponry, communications, personal computers, and automotive equipment.
Knowledge of the street names and locations in the City of Newport and surrounding area.
Skill in performing the day-to-day operations of a police officer.
Skill in understanding and interpreting complex statutes, ordinances, regulations, standards, and guidelines.
Skill in communicating in person, in writing, and on two-way radio.
Skill in preparing reports documenting the facts and actions regarding criminal and civil law enforcement incidents.
Skill in conducting investigations of criminal activities.
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with City employees, local government officials, other law enforcement agencies, criminal justice system staff, the business community, and citizens.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The physical demands of this position require that all candidates have the ability to pass ORPAT (Oregon Physical Agility Test) to the minimum standards set by DPSST.

The patrol officer must possess the psychomotor skills required to drive a patrol vehicle in normal and emergency situations; fire a weapon accurately under extreme, varied conditions; successfully qualify with the assigned weapon in accordance with the requirements established by the Newport Police Department; maintain agility, endurance and strength; and show dexterity in self-defense and apprehension (e.g., safely taking a person into custody with a minimum of force).

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, controls, or tools listed above; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; run, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.
The employee may be required to carry, drag, or restrain individuals from 50 to 300 pounds and lift in excess of 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

How to Apply
All applications for this position must be submitted via our online application system at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofnewport

Only complete applications will be considered and application review will continue until position is filled. Please do not fax, mail or e-mail any documentation. You will receive a confirmation email when your application has been successfully submitted.

The City of Newport is an EEO and veteran’s preference employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under state, federal or local law.

All offers of employment are subject to successful completion of a pre-employment background check, reference checking, and in the case of safety sensitive positions, drug and alcohol testing.

The City of Newport follows Oregon law regarding Veterans’ Preference in Public Employment. If you are requesting Veterans’ Preference, you must complete the Veteran’s Preference Form and attach a copy of your DD214 / DD215. If you are a disabled veteran, you must also include a copy of your Veteran’s Administration benefit summary/award letter with your application.


The City of Newport offers full testing services for the position of Police Officer through National Testing Network (NTN). To register with NTN and schedule a test, go to www.nationaltestingnetwork.com, select ‘Find Jobs’, then select Police Officer Jobs and sign up for The City of Newport.

When you visit the www.nationaltestingnetwork.com website:

  • Complete the NTN registration process and schedule your test.
    • Review all information related to The City of Newport, including minimum requirements, salary, and benefits
  • Review detailed information about the testing process.
  • Review the Frequently Asked Questions and take an online practice test (if desired)

Upon completion of your scheduled exam, scores are automatically forwarded to The City of Newport. Candidates who attain a passing score on the entry level exam will be placed on The City of Newport’s eligibility list. The City of Newport will contact qualified candidates on the list and will invite them to participate in further stages of the selection process.

National Testing Network is a service provided to conduct entry level testing in a standardized, professional environment. National Testing Network does not replace the City of Newport’s responsibility and decision making in the testing process. All candidate results are provided to The City of Newport when the final decisions are made.