Police Officer - Entry Level

$31.69 - $42.46 hourly
  • City of Beaverton
  • 6125 SW Hall Blvd, Beaverton, Oregon, USA
  • Sep 07, 2021
Full time Police/Sheriff

Job Description

The Position

The Beaverton Police Department is currently accepting applications for entry level Police Officers. If you want to make a real impact within the diverse Beaverton community, enjoy a variety of tasks and duties at work and thrive in a professional, progressive, proactive organization, this may be the opportunity for you!

Police officers require the ability to learn a considerable amount of factual material such as laws, statutes, regulations, ordinances and procedures, understand sometimes complex oral and written instructions, act effectively and calmly in emergency situations, operate assigned equipment skillfully and safely, prepare clear, concise yet comprehensive reports, analyze situations quickly and objectively, work effectively with the public, other agencies and other employees.

In September 2020, the Beaverton Police Department moved into a brand new facility in the Public Safety Center located at 6125 SW Hall Blvd. The building is a three story, 72,000+ square foot building designed to accommodate departmental growth to the year 2050. Come grow and develop with us!

To learn more about being a Police Officer with the Beaverton Police Department, be sure to check out the organization's webpage. 

The Selection Process:
A written exam and physical agility test will be given to qualified applicants. Oral boards will be scheduled for eligible applicants, as needed. Final applicants will be required to pass a rigorous background examination, and any job offer will be contingent upon passing a medical exam, drug screen, and psychological evaluation.

Physical and written tests are tentatively scheduled for October 2 and October 3. After your application is reviewed, you may be invited to attend testing.

  • There will be two sessions each day, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  
  • There will be a maximum of 20 applicants per session.  
  • Applicants will first complete the written test. Those that pass will move onto the physical test.
  • Athletic attire is appropriate for test day. 
  • Applicants who pass testing may be invited to a panel style interview. 
  • Applicants selected to move forward in the process will be contacted by a background investigator. 
  • Applicants who pass the background may be offered a position with an anticipated start time of early 2022.

Upon appointment, recruited officers will be required to successfully complete basic police academy (16 weeks) within 18 months of hire. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • 90 college credit hours and/or work skills and life experience that are relevant to a law enforcement career
  • Must be 21 years of age or older by the time of hire
  • Must be a US citizen within 18 months of hire or a nonimmigrant legally admitted to the United States under a Compact of Free Association
  • Valid driver's license and the ability to meet the city's driving standards
  • May never have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor that reflects adversely on the capacity to serve as a police officer
  • Ability to pass written exam, physical agility test and run a mile under nine minutes
  • Ability to pass background and reference check, drug screen, medical and psychological evaluation
  • Ability to obtain Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) within 18 months of date of hire
  • Ability to work varied shifts including weekends and holidays

Beaverton is a diverse city, boasting a large population of qualified persons, including women, veterans, Black, Indigenous and people of color, persons with disabilities, generational groups, persons who speak many languages and are of diverse national origins.
It is widely stated—and supported by studies—that candidates, especially women, are less likely to apply for a job unless they believe they meet 100% of the hiring criteria. The city’s talent acquisition goals include hiring the candidate who is best able to meet the performance objectives of the role. We therefore encourage persons with non-traditional skill sets and experiences to apply, even if you believe you do not meet 100% of the qualifications and hiring criteria described.