Police Officer

Florence, OR
Florence Police Department

The City is anticipating an upcoming vacancy that this recruitment is attempting to fill. An eligibility list will be established at the end of the process, which will be retained for 1 year, until the list has been exhausted, or discarded at the sole discretion of the City. This position is open until filled, with review of the applicants occurring periodically. The position may be closed at any time during the process.



$53,747.20 – $78,104.00 Annually




• Provide for public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, protecting people and property, enforcing motor vehicle and criminal laws, and promoting good community relations. Explains laws and police procedures to residents.
• Maintain written records and prepare reports necessary for accident and crime investigations and gather and package evidence.
• Investigate conditions hazardous to life or property; conduct initial investigations of crime and crime scenes; may assist detectives in criminal investigation work. Conduct search and seizure activities as appropriate. Collect and preserve crime scene and evidence.
• Serve criminal arrest warrants, applicable court orders, search warrants, and subpoenas.
• Arrest and/or detains suspected violators of the law. Review facts of incidents to determine if criminal act or statute violations were involved.
• Book and search prisoners; provide food and medication to prisoners; fingerprint and photograph prisoners; perform hourly checks; and transport and release prisoners.
Conduct Sworn Officer and General Policing Functions
• Observe and report hazardous conditions, obstructions to traffic, and other emergencies and direct traffic at special events, crime scenes, accident scenes, and assist when needed at fire scenes and power outages.
• Perform CPR and first aid when needed.
• Operate a patrol car. Patrol city streets, areas, and businesses to deter criminal activity and promote public safety.
• Disseminate of information to the public.
• Testify in Court and perform prosecution and office activities.
Other General or Auxiliary Functions
• Adhere to the City’s Values, Mission Statement, and Core Competencies as identified in City Policies.
• Represent the City of Florence by responding to the public, citizens, its employees, and others in a prompt, professional, respectful, and courteous manner while continuously maintaining a positive customer service demeanor.
• Review work communications received in a timely fashion and be generally aware of current and upcoming City events and projects by monitoring City websites.
• Follow all health and safety rules and procedures.
• Clean and maintain individual work areas, common areas, and shared tools and equipment in an orderly manner.
• Serve as a member of City Committees and give presentations to Council or Committees as assigned.
• Maintain regular job attendance and adherence to working hours and attend trainings as assigned.
• Maintain confidential information.
• Maintain public records created, received, or assigned in accordance with state law and City policy.
• Assist other departments as necessary by performing duties which are related to those described above.
• Perform other related duties as assigned, including backing up other related positions.
• Expected to report to work in the event of an emergency and may be assigned other related duties in an emergency in accordance with Incident Command System guidelines.
• Due to the nature of the position, may need to work nights, weekends, or holidays, as required. Must also be available to respond to critical calls or incidents.


Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience
• High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED); and
• Must possess a satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of the position.

Special Qualifications or Licenses
• Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment.
• Possess or be able to obtain US citizenship per OAR 259-008-0010.
• Must attend and take the Selection Test and score at least 75% in the Reading Section without failing any one section and an overall score of at least 75% and pass the ORPAT with a time of at least 05m:30s. Our agency may not administer the ORPAT, however, it must be passed at the Police Academy or within 3 months of completing the academy.
• Have no disqualifying criminal history or any felony convictions; no recent DUI’s, Reckless Driving, or Hit and Runs; and no recent illicit drug usage. Oregon's minimum standards to work as a law enforcement officer and background disqualifiers can be found in OAR 259-008-0010-0070.
• Be able to pass a background investigation, medical and psychological exam, and drug screening.
• Possess or obtain a Department of Public Safety and Standards Training (DPSST) Basic Police Officer Certificate within 12 months of appointment.
• Required to live within fifteen (15) minutes travel time from the Florence Justice Center, unless waived by the Chief of Police.
• Possess or obtain a valid Oregon Driver's License by hire date. Must have and maintain a safe driving record.
• Possess or obtain First Aid/CPR certification within 90 days of hire date.
Preferred Qualifications
Applicants for this position possessing one or more of the following knowledge, skills, abilities, or experience will receive preferred consideration through the selection process.
• Bi-lingual ability in Spanish and English.
• Any higher-level educational degree.