Police Sergeant – Patrol

Newport, OR
City of Newport

Salary: $5,505.00 – $7,215.00 Monthly

The City of Newport is seeking an experienced, professional, and dedicated Patrol Sergeant to supervise a Patrol Division of the Newport Police Department. This position will perform assigned administrative duties, as well as respond to, and investigate, police calls for service, patrolling, and taking enforcement action as necessary. Supervise by assigning, reviewing, and participating in the work of staff responsible for providing patrol services within the Newport Police Department. Perform a variety of procedural tasks relative to assigned areas of responsibility. Document work performance of subordinates by maintaining supervisory notes, effectively communicating with subordinates, and preparing performance evaluations.


Placement in the salary range will be based on the knowledge, skills, experience, training, and education of the person hired.


$2,500 sign-on bonus to be paid at the end of the first full payroll cycle.
$2,500 retention bonus paid after working 12 full months for the City of Newport.

The City of Newport also offers a number of monetary incentives for employees meeting specified criteria and qualifications.

Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the duties as described. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be: A high school equivalency AND five years related experience.

KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of Department planning, delegating assignments, prioritizing short and long range tasks. Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws. Knowledge of patrol and investigative methods and techniques, use and safety precautions related to law enforcement equipment. Knowledge of word processing applications, LEDS, and community resources. Knowledge of modern leadership concepts and best practices.

SKILLS: Skill in the use of personal computers, various related software programs, standard office equipment and law enforcement equipment. Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with managers, supervisors, employees, and the public. Strong oral and written communications skills with a variety of audiences. Competence in business English, spelling, and punctuation. Strong time management, analytical, organization, and prioritization skills. Customer service orientation and skills. Strong reasoning, math, and problem- solving skills, combined with excellent judgment and professionalism.

ABILITIES: Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with City management, employees, Council members, other entities, and the public. Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively, to recognize actual and potential danger, and determine the proper course of action. Ability to effectively supervise staff, taking a proactive approach to problem solving and implementing solutions for a positive outcome. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with individual and groups regarding complex or sensitive issues. Ability to manage multiple demands and deadlines that are occurring simultaneously. Ability to elicit information and cooperation from individuals and groups. Ability to honor the confidentiality required of this position. Physical ability to perform the essential job functions. Activity may require using deadly force to protect self or others. Ability to work in an emotional, stressful environment while remaining calm and objective.

Valid Oregon Driver’s License at time of hire.
DPSST Intermediate Certification at time of hire.

Associates Degree.
DPSST Supervisory Certification.
Supervisory experience.
Training experience.

Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, bend, kneel, stoop, communicate, reach, and manipulate objects. The position requires mobility including the ability to frequently lift or move materials up to twenty-five pounds and rarely lift or move materials more than 200 pounds. The position requires the ability to operate a motorized vehicle. Manual dexterity and coordination are required to operate equipment such as computers, keyboards, telephones, standard office equipment, and standard police equipment 60% of the time. Physical exertion may be required to climb stairs and go over walls, run, move heavy objects, crawl through tight spaces, and kneel in confined areas. Position may be required to deal with violent and combative individuals requiring considerable physical effort. Position may require long periods of minimal physical activity with sudden or unexpected strenuous physical exertion.

Work locations in all types of indoor and outdoor environments. When in the field may be exposed to other a variety of environmental conditions and is exposed to varying and extreme weather conditions. When responding to emergencies, employees risk physical hazard from violent, aggressive, and hostile people, a variety of weapons, noise, chemicals, bodily secretions, sharp objects, traffic, drugs, and drug paraphernalia. Involves contact with individual who may become violent, combative, under the influence of drugs/alcohol or who have communicable diseases. Subject to 24 hour call back for emergencies. Subject to rotating shifts.


How to Apply
All applications for this position must be submitted via our online application system at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofnewport

Only complete applications will be considered. Application review will continue until position is filled. Please do not fax, mail or e-mail any documentation. You will receive a confirmation email when your application has been successfully submitted.

The City of Newport is an EEO employer and veteran’s preference provider. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under state, federal, or local law.

All offers of employment are subject to successful completion of a full background check, reference checking, and in the case of safety sensitive positions, drug and alcohol testing.

The City of Newport follows Oregon law regarding Veterans’ Preference in Public Employment. If you are requesting Veterans’ Preference, you must complete the Veteran’s Preference Form and attach a copy of your DD214 / DD215. If you are a disabled veteran, you must also include a copy of your Veteran’s Administration benefit summary/award letter with your application.