Police Officer – Basic Entry
Patrols city, businesses and residential streets for purpose of enforcing traffic and criminal laws; checks for
suspicious persons and vehicles.
$25.44 per hour
- Responds to calls including citizen complaints, thefts, family disputes, juvenile complaints and takes appropriate action. Initiates investigations of accidents, death and criminal complaints; gathers evidence for prosecution; makes arrests and issues citations, handles suspects as called for by law and department regulations.
- Fingerprints and photographs suspects as arresting officer. Prepares full and comprehensive written reports as required.
- Transports prisoners from jail to court appearances and back. Utilizes computer to receive and transmit messages.
- Appears in court as witness, serves writs, warrants and subpoenas.
- Assists the public by answering inquiries regarding directions, laws and ordinances, aids stranded motorists, conducts vacation house checks, checks road conditions, street signs and street lights, gives other assistance to public when needed.
- Represents the department and the City in community activities, educational programs and while in daily
contact with the public.
- Keeps informed on current crime problems and engages in tactical operations as directed; is constantly aware of possible vice or narcotic violations, reporting such conditions immediately to the department.
- United States citizen within 18 months of employment.
- Not less than 21 years of age.
- Possess valid Oregon Driver's License by the time of employment.
- Successful completion of department entrance level examinations.
- Graduation from high school or GED and 60 hours of college level course credit.
- An equivalent combination of experience and training may substitute for the college level credit. This determination is at the sole discretion of City with no right of appeal by applicant.
- Excellent physical condition as defined in Specifications F-4 and Specifications F-2-Vision of the Oregon Department on Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).
- Good moral character as determined by thorough background investigation as prescribed by Specification S-2 of the DPSST. Ability to perform essential job functions as outlined by DPSST Job Task Analysis.
- Possess DPSST Basic Certificate within 18 months of appointment. No disqualifying offenses related to domestic violence as defined by the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1997. Post-offer
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT-KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Ability to: learn a considerable amount of factual material such as laws, statutes, regulations,
ordinances and procedures and apply this knowledge on the job; comprehend and interpret
laws, statutes and regulations; understand sometimes complex oral and written instructions
and to act upon them accordingly; act effectively and calmly in emergency situations; prepare
clear, concise and comprehensive reports; analyze situations quickly and objectively and
determine a proper course of action to be taken; work effectively and courteously with the
public, other agencies and other employees. Physical strength and agility to perform the work
of the class as determined by the Police Department.