Police Officer – Entry Level

Tualatin, OR
Tualatin Police Department

$71,739.20 – $90,750.40 Annually

The City of Tualatin is currently accepting applications for entry level police officer. This is an exciting opportunity to begin your career in law enforcement. Come join our team of highly-trained officers and assist in making our beautiful city a safer place to live, work, and play.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducts investigations of reported criminal activity; responds to citizen requests for service; gathers crime scene evidence and takes latent fingerprints; interviews and takes statements from victims, witnesses, and suspects.
  • Performs preventative patrol of city streets, residential and commercial areas of the city. Enforces traffic and criminal laws and City ordinances. Operates radar; checks property security; investigates road and safety hazards.
  • Investigates traffic accidents; determines circumstances, takes statements, performs first aid, and requests appropriate assistance. Controls traffic flow and direction.
  • Investigates reported crimes, interviews, interrogates, makes arrests, develops criminal cases for prosecution, and appears in court as a witness. Temporarily detains suspects in the holding facility. Transports prisoners as required.
  • Prepares full and comprehensive reports on activities. Maintains complete and accurate records of activities performed on duty.
  • Responds to calls for assistance, and performs public service functions for the citizens.
  • Serves warrants and subpoenas.
  • Receives training on a regular basis.


  • Minimum age of 21 years.
  • Status as a U. S. citizen; or 2) become a U.S. citizen within 18 months of employment; or 3) status as a nonimmigrant legally admitted in the United States under a Compact of Free Association. Candidates hired under citizenship criterion two must obtain U.S. citizenship within the first 18 months of hire or may be subject to termination.
  • Graduation from high school or the equivalent.
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system and federal, state and local laws.
  • Considerable knowledge of police investigative procedures and techniques.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
  • Ability to maintain standard law enforcement equipment, i.e., firearms, body armor, chemical agents, uniform equipment, first aid supplies;
  • Ability to become an officer which includes, but is not limited to, the ability to pass a written exam, pre-screening interview, oral board, extensive background check, physical agility test, psychological exam, drug screen and an employment entrance medical exam.
  • Ability to work different shifts, which includes evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.