Police Officer – Lateral or Entry Level

Oregon, OR
Lake Oswego Police Department

$71,013.93 – $90,670.69 Annually

Closing Date
10/27/2023 5:00 PM Pacific

The Position

The City is seeking qualified individuals who are interested in becoming Police Officers to join our law enforcement team. The Department has a philosophy of community-oriented policing and empowering officers to deal with problems proactively. As part of their duties, officers are expected to get to know members of the business community and neighborhood residents; patrol assigned areas on foot or in the car; conduct routine and detailed investigations into criminal and civil matters; enforce state and local traffic laws; and demonstrate a service orientation with an understanding of community-oriented policing.

Key Responsibilities

This is a uniformed, police position responsible for general police duties and the enforcement of laws and ordinances. An employee in this class is under the direct supervision of a shift sergeant and performs law enforcement activities which include, but are not limited to, the protection of life and property; conducts routine and detailed investigations into criminal and civil matters; locates and preserves physical evidence; enforces city and state traffic laws, and issues verbal and written warnings; performs special investigative and undercover assignments when required; writes reports and other documents; makes court appearances and gives testimony; may be assigned to the detective, traffic, crime prevention, or other related units; and may be given assignments as required by the chief of police. Incumbents in this class report to a higher professional police classification, such as sergeant, lieutenant, captain or chief of police. This position is represented by the Lake Oswego Police Officers Association (LOPOA).

Education and Experience Requirements

To qualify, candidates must be a U.S. citizen, have no felony conviction, be at least 21 years of age, have as a minimum a high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent, vision correctable to 20/20, a valid driver’s license, and the ability to successfully complete a thorough background investigation and post-offer psychological and medical examination, including pre-employment drug screen. This position is subject to mandatory participation in electronic funds transfer (EFT) for payment of net wages (i.e., Direct Deposit or PayCard).