Police Officer

Umatilla, OR
Umatilla Police Department

Salary: $61,440 – $86,484/yr.

Position Summary:

The Police Officer position performs general law enforcement and crime prevention work that includes patrolling designated areas, investigating criminal matters and enforcing federal, state and local ordinances. Work is generally performed under the direct supervision of the Sergeant who assigns and reviews work for conformance to laws, departmental policies and procedures.

Essential Functions:

  • Required to patrol streets, businesses and residential areas to enforce traffic laws, criminal laws and city ordinances.
  • Required to respond to calls which may include major crimes, civil complaints, thefts, assaults, family disputes, juvenile complaints and other service related instances and take appropriate action to remedy those situations.
  • Maintain written records and prepare reports necessary for accidents, criminal investigations, crime prevention, prosecution and other department requirements.
  • Investigate traffic crashes which include checking for injured persons, administering emergency first aid and controlling the crash scene to ensure the safety of all persons.
  • Conduct investigations and interrogations by gathering evidence and taking statements of victims, suspects, witnesses, bystanders, and any other persons who may be involved in the situation.
  • Serve criminal warrants, court orders, subpoenas and testify in court matters as needed.
  • Assist disabled motorists and provide information and direction to the public in a professional manner.
  • Perform crime prevention activities which may include surveillance patrols and dissemination of information to the public.
  • Make arrests, book, search, transport and release prisoners.
  • Provide specialized police duties which may involve assignments to special units on a short- or long-term basis.
  • Maintain proficiency in the use of police related equipment which includes firearms and motor vehicles.
  • Participate in public relations programs which may include speaking to large and small groups of adults and children.


  • Must be 21 years of age and a U.S. citizen.
  • Must have any combination equivalent to graduation from high school or GED program.
  • Must pass a written test, oral interviews, medical physical exam and psychological exam.
  • This position requires police officer certification through the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) within eighteen (18) months of appointment.
  • Must have a safe driving record and possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Must reside within 60 minutes of the Umatilla city limit boundary.
  • Must be able to pass an extensive background check that includes criminal, financial and character checks.