Police Officer

Cottage Grove, OR
Cottage Grove Police Department

Salary range: $61,200.00 Annually to $83,575.56 Annually (Depending on Qualifications/Certifications).

Position Summary:

Performs law enforcement and crime prevention work including patrol and investigation; enforces federal, state, and local laws; does related work as required. An employee in this class performs general law enforcement work. Work is normally performed under general supervision of a sergeant who assigns and reviews work for conformance to laws and departmental rules and regulations. Although supervision is not normally a responsibility of positions in this classification, employees may be requested to provide work guidance and/or training to new officers.

Essential Functions:

  • Work harmoniously with the public, the department, City organizations, and other agencies, and effectively communicate with a diverse public.
  • Interact with City staff and general public using courtesy, tact, and good judgment and handle irate and emotionally upset citizens.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Understand and appropriately act on verbal and written instructions.
  • Work independently and perform appropriately and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Make decisions quickly based on knowledge available.
  • Prepare complete and accurate reports.
  • Adapt to changing situations and priorities.
  • Physically perform assigned work.
  • Attend required training classes.
  • Available to work varying shifts and/or irregular hours, if required.
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Must be 21 year or older at the time of employment.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen within 18 month of hire date.
  • Must be available to work all shifts, weekends and holidays as needed.
  • Must be able to proficiently and effectively read, speak and write theEnglish language.
  • Must possess or obtain a valid Oregon driver’s license.
  • Must pass a thorough background investigation and interview that establishes strong moral character. Felony convictions and disqualifying criminal histories are not allowed.
  • Must successfully complete psychological and medical evaluation prior to
  • Must be able to obtain police officer certification from the Oregon Department of
    Public Safety Standards and Training within 12 months of employment.