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Police Officer

Hillsboro Police Department - Hillsboro, Oregon

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$4,277.00 monthly
Top Pay:
$5,386.00 monthly

Job Description

A professional, sworn position that performs law enforcement and crime prevention work including patrol and investigation; apprehension of criminals, preservation of peace and protection of life and property; enforces federal, state and local laws; practices the principles of Community Policing; does related work as required.

Knowledge of: • Federal, State, County and City municipal codes, laws, and regulations; • criminal behavior and causes underlying criminality and the social, psychological and physical needs of criminals; • standard police practices, methods, and procedures; • safety standards, procedures, and precautions utilized in police activities; • methods of investigation, apprehension, and rules of evidence; • basic first aid and CPR procedures; • the safe and appropriate use of firearms and other police related tools. Skill in: • observation and remembering details such as names, faces, and incidents; • using a computer, word processing, spreadsheet, and other general office applications. Ability to: • apply principles and techniques of modern crime prevention, investigation, apprehension, rules of evidence, and all other aspects of law enforcement; • skillfully and safely use firearms and other police- related tools; • physically handle persons resisting arrest; • communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; • maintain composure under adverse conditions such as public harassment, critical injuries, and death; • establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, officials, and the citizens from a variety of racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds; • analyze situations quickly and objectively and to recognize actual and potential dangerous situations, and to determine proper course of action; • present evidence in court effectively; • physically perform the essential functions of the job; • operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner; • work flexible hours and shifts as assigned; • prioritize work and work independently using good judgment in decision making.

Additional Information

Application Deadline: December 4, 2009

Application can be downloaded from city website: www.ci.hillsboro.or.us

Come and Join Hillsboro's Finest! We are the 5th largest law enforcement agency in the State of Oregon, and with that comes opportunities to work in special assignments or promote through the ranks. For the person who enjoys the challenge of new experiences, there are three divisions that make up the department and a variety of specialty assignments available to all police officers.

Benefits: * Paid leave under a variety of circumstances; * PERS Retirement Plan * Tuition reimbursement * Bi-Lingual incentive pay * Oregon Intermediate and Advanced Certification incentive pay. * Comprehensive medical and dental plans

ATTENTION LATERAL OFFICERS: There are additional vacation and sick leave incentives:

Vacation Accrual--Newly hired lateral officers with five or more years experience with another law enforcement agency are eligible to accrue vacation calculated by the City's accrual matrix based on years of experience with current/most recent agency.

Sick Leave--Sick leave is an integral part of hte final average salary calculations for members of PERS Tiers 1&2. Newly hired lateral officers will receive an 80 hour sick leave bank effective the first day of employment with the City of Hillsboro.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: High School diploma or equivalent
  • Experience: Entry level and Lateral officer recruitment

Necessary Special Requirements

• Be at least 21 years of age by the date of appointment; • Possess or be able to obtain a valid State of Oregon Driver's License; • Have a safe driving record; • Be a United States citizen at time of appointment; • Be able to possess a Basic certificate from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) within 12 months of employment; • Be in good physical and mental health as determined by a medical and psychological examination; • Must pass an extensive background investigation and be free of felony conviction.

Contact Informaton

Tina Sahnow

Hillsboro Police Department
250 SE 10th Ave.
Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
phone: (503) 681-6195

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