The City of Gresham Police Department is currently accepting applications for Lateral Police Officer. To be considered for employment with the City of Gresham, you must apply at wwww.greshamoregon.gov/jobs. Out of State Lateral candidates must complete the written exam through National Testing Network. The PAT test is not needed for the lateral position.
Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Vacation, Paid Holiday, Sick Leave, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Public Employee Retirement System, Deferred Compensation Plan, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Reimbursement Account, Employee Assistance Program
The Gresham Police Department currently maintains a staff of 114 sworn and 32 civilian full-time personnel, or approximately 1.1 Officers per 1,000 of the City's estimated population. This is not to say that there aren’t plenty of challenges to go around for Gresham’s Police Officers.
Externally, demand for police services continues to grow, as we must keep pace with our population and the issues associated with a major metropolitan area. Since criminals don’t usually recognize City boundaries, Gresham Officers are often called upon to work cooperatively with the City of Portland and Portland Metropolitan Cities in order to protect the lives and rights of its own citizenry. As a result, Gresham Officers can expect to have a wealth of experience and opportunities to participate in multi-agency task forces and teams, as well as Department specialty assignments and training, throughout their careers.
Internally, GPD is also growing and changing, as the majority of our command staff nears retirement, and a new breed of qualified and dedicated law enforcement professionals prepare to take their place.
SPECIALTY & INSTRUCTOR ASSIGNMENTS
• Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit (Bomb Technician)
• Field Training Officer
• Motorcycle Patrol/Traffic Enforcement Officer
• Canine (K-9) Officer
• Department Instructors of: Defensive Tactics
Emergency Vehicle Operation
• Hazardous Materials Response Team (HazMat)
• Hostage (Crisis) Negotiator
• Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team
• Tri-Met Inter-Agency Patrol Unit (Metropolitan-Area Mass Transit System)
• Detective (4 yr., 8 yr.)
• Special Enforcement Team
• Family Crimes Unit, which investigates a variety of family-related crimes, including: Domestic Violence
Crimes Committed by Juveniles
• Honor Guard
• School Safety Officer
• Explorer Post Advisor
• SERT (Special Emergency Response Team)
• Fitness Coordinator
• And More!
In addition to specialty and instructor assignments, Police Officers have several promotional opportunities throughout their career, to the ranks of Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, or even Chief. Do you have the experience and the expertise to serve and lead our agency well into the future? If so, read on, and see what else Gresham has to offer.
Despite its close proximity to the major urban area of Portland, Oregon and its own growing population of nearly 105,000, the City of Gresham has managed to maintain that safe, small-town feeling that is rapidly becoming rare, though all too desirable, among western communities. Much of that "safe, small-town feeling" which Gresham’s residents enjoy, can be directly attributed to the community’s leadership and effective implementation of public safety resources.
To schedule pre-employment testing, go tohttp://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com and select Law Enforcement Jobs. Select the department and read over all the information and requirements and if qualified, select a testing location and a time and date for testing on the website calendar. For questions concerning the testing process, please contact NTN Support at 866-563-3882.
Age: 21 years of age
Education: High School Grad/GED
Experience: 1 year as a sworn officer, and employed as a full-time sworn officer within 5 years of employment.
Must have valid Oregon Driver license at time of hire.
Ability to Read/Speak English;
Vision: Correctable to 20/40;
To be considered a lateral applicant you must have completed a state certified police academy, passed a probationary period of not less than one (1) year with a law enforcement agency as a sworn officer, and been employed as a full-time sworn officer within five (5) years of appointment.
Lateral Officers may be eligible to start at step 5 of the salary pay scale, depending on experience. For more details, please access the Gresham Police Officer's Association Labor Contract at greshamoregon.gov/work/employment center/bargaining unit contracts/police/article 18.2.
The ideal candidate has additional knowledge of:
- Federal, state, county and City laws, regulations, and ordinances.
- Criminal behavior and causes underlying criminality and 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.
Minimum Qualifications for this position:
-High School diploma or G.E.D and 21 years of age by date of hire
-No felony criminal record
-Must be a US Citizen
-Good driving record
-Ability to pass pre-assessment suitability screening
-Ability to pass a comprehensive background investigation
-Ability to pass a psychological, medical and drug screen exam