Police Officer

Tigard, OR
Tigard Police Department

Salary: $78,485.73 – $97,788.88 Annually.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols roads, highways, business, and residential areas of the City. Enforces applicable traffic and criminal laws. Makes arrests, issues traffic citations and warnings. Prepares case records and reports. Participates in the prosecution of cases in court.
  • Responds to a wide variety of radio calls including theft, juvenile complaints, and family disputes. Investigates accidents, deaths, and criminal complaints. Makes arrests and issues citations when required.
  • Serves criminal warrants, applicable court orders, and subpoenas.
  • Assists disabled motorists. Provides information and direction to the public. Observes and reports road conditions, hazards, potential crime, and traffic problems.
  • Accomplishes the Police Department Mission to “to protect and serve all who live, play and work in Tigard.”


  • Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade and one (1) year of experience working with the public. Some college-level coursework in and/or volunteer law enforcement experience are desirable.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record.
  • Police Officer Certification from DPSST or ability to obtain within twelve (12) months of date of hire.
  • Must be a US citizen.
  • Must be 21 years or older at the time of hire.
  • Must pass DPSST certified entry level exam.
  • Must pass ORPAT.
  • Must be able to read and write the English language.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Bi-lingual skills (English/Spanish) preferred.