Police Officer (Certified Lateral Only)

Milwaukie, OR
Milwaukie Police Department

Salary: $69,596.80 – $88,857.60 Annually.

Essential Functions:

  1. Patrols assigned area and interacts with the public to detect and prevent crime and enhance community livability and public safety. Observes, reports, and acts on conditions conducive to crime and danger. Issues citations, makes arrests, or takes other action as warranted by circumstances. Works on assigned shift on a rotating basis.
  2. Responds to and handles difficult and emergency situations.
  3. Responds to crime and traffic scenes; administers first-aid and requests medical services as necessary; takes statements and interviews victims and witnesses; examines situation; records vital information regarding causes and circumstances.
  4. Uses independent judgment to evaluate complex situations and determine the appropriate police response to support the mission of the police department and the city.
  5. Physically detains law violators or those who may be resisting arrest including physically subduing suspects, navigating obstacles, and using appropriate force to protect self or others.
  6. Enforces state and local laws and ordinances.
  7. Investigates crimes and public safety issues.
  8. Demonstrates a commitment to community-oriented police work and assists with solving community livability issues. Performs community liaison activities and educates the public about crime prevention through community-based presentations and discussions.
  9. Prepares forms and reports necessary to file felony and misdemeanor charges. Prepares criminal cases for prosecution. Testifies in legal proceedings.
  10. Refers non-criminal situations to appropriate source and assists as appropriate.
  11. Attends and participates in community and neighborhood meetings.
  12. Maintains departmental equipment, supplies and facilities.
  13. Maintains positive public relations with community members and responds to their needs.
  14. Develops safe work habits and contributes to the safety of self, co-workers and the general public.


  • Valid area Driver’s license and ability to meet the City’s driving standards.
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalency.
  • Ability to read and write the English language.
  • Have no disqualifying criminal history within the past seven years or any felony convictions.
  • Be able to pass a background investigation/medical and psychological exam and drug screening.
  • Have basic computer literacy and keyboard skills.