Police Officer Lateral

Oregon City, OR
Oregon City Police Department

Salary: $6,219.20 – $7,569.47 Monthly.

Open until filled

Position Summary:

The City of Oregon City is recruiting for a Lateral Police Officer. To qualify as a Lateral Police Officer with the City of Oregon City, you must CURRENTLY be employed as a Police Officer, be certified with Oregon State DPSST as a police officer, have completed a Field Training program, have three current years of Police Officer experience, and in good standing with a State of Oregon Law Enforcement Agency.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols a designated area of the city in a police patrol vehicle or on foot to deter and discover crime and enforce traffic ordinances; does on-the-scene investigations of incidents, aids persons in trouble, and renders other public services as needed.
  • Issues citations to violators of city ordinances and state statutes; serves warrants of arrest; arrests persons on misdemeanor and felony charges; handcuffs and searches arrested persons and secures their custody; completes necessary reports concerning the alleged crime, the circumstances of arrest, evidence obtained and the names of witnesses, victims, and complainants.
  • Responds to reports of possible crime and takes initial action as situations require, to secure the scene; administers emergency first aid; interviews available victims and witnesses; gathers evidence and arrests suspects; completes incident and arrest reports; investigates persons suspected of being engaged in crime; ascertains and secures evidence pertaining to alleged crime; arrests suspects for probable cause; and requests specialized assistance as needed.
  • Responds to automobile accidents; administers emergency first aid and summons necessary assistance; interviews principals and witnesses; makes general drawings of accident scenes, noting details and completes standard accident reports; issues citations or makes arrests as situation warrants.
  • Investigates and assist drivers in stalled vehicles and pedestrians who appear to be hurt or in trouble; interviews persons with complaints or inquiries, gives information on laws and ordinances, and attempts to resolve the problem or to direct them to proper authorities.
  • Investigates family disputes and reports of maltreatment of children; takes principals into custody, as needed, or refers them to appropriate agencies, such as juvenile and medical authorities.
  • Performs guard duty in court or serves as bodyguard to public officials or threatened persons; transfers prisoners to and from jails, testifies in court.
  • Performs specialized duties depending upon individual officer’s background and abilities and the needs of the department and are required to maintain their assigned departmental equipment.
  • Perform physical requirements associated with the position; including the ability to walk, run, jump, stand, lift, sit, restrain combative individuals, drive for long periods of time, and other physical requirements as determined by DPSST.
  • Develops contacts to obtain information about crime, maintains contact with paroled criminals and suspects at large.
  • Broadcasts and receives messages; maintains contact with and notes status of field units.
  • Processes and secures services or information required by field units; relays requests to proper departmental division.
  • Not all work to be performed is specifically described.


  • Graduation from high school, or the equivalent GED certificate.
  • Preference will be given to previous experience in law enforcement or those who have a basic DPSST certificate.
  • College level law enforcement course work is desirable but not required.
  • Any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training, which ensures the ability to perform the work, may be substituted for the above.