Police Officer (Lateral)

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.”


  • Candidates must have passed a law enforcement academy and have at least three years’ experience as a law enforcement officer.
  • Current law enforcement officers without three years’ experience should apply through this job posting to be considered for a streamlined intermediate process.
  • Applicants must be 21 years old.
  • Possess or have ability to obtain a valid Oregon driver’s license.
  • No felony or domestic violence related misdemeanor convictions.
  • Ability to learn a considerable amount of factual information including laws, statutes, regulations, ordinances, and procedures and apply this knowledge to the duties of a Police Officer.
  • Ability to give credible testimony in a court of law.
  • Ability to apply effective and reasonable courses of action in apprehending violators.
  • Ability to remain calm in emergency situations.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle and assigned equipment skillfully and safely, and in conformance with applicable laws and departmental policies.
  • Ability to prepare accurate, concise, and informative reports using proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Ability to deal courteously and firmly with the public, other agencies and other employees.
  • Ability to understand complex oral and written instructions and to act on them accordingly.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and shifts.
  • Ability to work in hazardous conditions and inclement weather.
  • Physical strength and agility sufficient to perform assigned duties.
  • Graduation from high school or equivalent education.
  • Three years’ experience in law enforcement.
  • College level law enforcement coursework 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.

Preferred Requirements:

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