Police Officer

Redmond, OR
Redmond Police Department

Salary: $5,797.00 – $7,770.00 Monthly.

Position Summary:

Performs law enforcement and crime prevention work including patrol and investigation; enforces federal, state, and local laws; does related law enforcement activities as required.

Essential Functions:

  • Works on rotating shifts performing security patrols, traffic control, investigation and first aid at accidents, detection, investigation and arrest of persons involved in crimes or misconduct.
  • Works an assigned shift using own judgment in deciding course of action being expected to handle difficult and emergency situations without assistance.
  • Maintains normal availability by radio or telephone for consultation on major emergencies or precedent. Carries out duties in conformance with Federal, State, County, and City laws and ordinances.
  • Operates a motor vehicle regularly to attend to public safety needs, patrolling, court proceedings, trainings, etc.
  • Patrols City streets, parks, commercial and residential areas to preserve the peace and enforce the law, control vehicular traffic prevent or detect and investigate misconduct involving misdemeanors, felonies and other law violations’ and to otherwise serve and protect.
  • Responds to emergency radio calls and investigates accidents, robberies, civil disturbances, domestic disputes, fights, drunkenness, missing children, prowlers, abuse of drugs, etc. Takes appropriate law enforcement action.
  • Interrogates suspects, witnesses and drivers. Preserves evidence. Arrests violators. Investigates and renders assistance at scene of vehicular accidents. Summons ambulances and other law enforcement vehicles. Takes measurements and draws diagrams of scene.
  • Conducts follow-up investigations of crimes committed during assigned shift. Seeks out and questions victim, witnesses and suspects. Develops leads and tips. Searches scene of crimes for evidence. Analyzes and evaluates evidence and arrests offenders. Prepares cases for giving testimony and testifies in court proceedings.
  • Prepares a variety of reports and records including officer’s Daily Log, reports of investigation, field interrogation report, alcohol reports, influence reports, intoxilyzer, check list, bad check form, vehicle impoundment form, traffic hazard report, etc.
  • Undertakes community oriented police work, and assists citizens with such matters as stalled vehicles, crime prevention, traffic safety; works with members of the community to find innovative and non-traditional ways to solve community issues and problems.
  • Participates in investigating criminal law violations occurring within the City limits, obtaining evidence and compiling information regarding these crimes, preparing cases for filing of charges, testifying in court, and related activities.
  • Conducts patrol activities including directing traffic, investigation of reported or observed violations of law, and conducting patrol activities.
  • Coordinates activities with other officers or other City departments as needed, exchanges information with officers in other law enforcement agencies, and obtains advice from the City Attorney, District Attorney, Court Administrator, Circuit Court and Justice Court Office regarding cases, policies and procedures, as needed and assigned.
  • Maintains contact with police supervisory personnel to coordinate investigation activities, provide mutual assistance during emergency situations and provides general information about Department activities.
  • The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


  • Must be 21 years or older at the time of employment.
  • Must possess, or have ability to obtain within thirty (30) days from date of hire, a valid Oregon driver’s license without record of suspension or revocation in any state.
  • Felony convictions and disqualifying criminal histories within the past seven (7) years are not allowed;
  • Must have no history of illegal drug use (no use of marijuana in past five (5) years).
  • Must be a United States citizen within eighteen (18) months from date of hire.
  • Must be able to read and write the English language.
  • must be of good moral character and pass a thorough background investigation. Out of state certifications must meet reciprocity requirements for Oregon police certifications.
  • High school diploma, or equivalent, supplemented by a two-year community college degree or vocational school training in police science, law enforcement, criminal justice administration, public administration, or a related field; or an equivalent combination of military, education and experience.
  • The position requires employees to operate a motor vehicle in the course of their position. Possession of, or must obtain within thirty (30) days from date of hire, a valid Oregon driver’s license, without record of suspension or revocation in any State; must possess a safe driving record.
  • Selected candidate must pass a thorough background investigation, physical and psychological examination.
  • Possession of, or ability to acquire within one year, a Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) basic certificate.
  • Need to have the National Testing Network Frontline test completed within the last twelve (12) months.

Preferred Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in police science, law enforcement, criminal justice administration, public administration, social science or related field; or an equivalent combination of military, education and experience.
  • Some knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment. Skill in operating the tools and equipment listed.
  • Basic emergency first aid.
  • Proficiency with both English/Spanish languages is a plus.
  • Officers already certified as a police officer through DPSST or other state’s equivalent would be hired as a lateral officer.