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Industry: Police; Police Patrol

Company: City of Beaverton, OR

Salary: $36.00 Hourly

Location : Beaverton Public Safety Center, OR

Job Type: Full time

Job Number: FY23/24-00952

Department: Police

Division: Police Patrol

Opening Date: 05/01/2024

Closing Date: Continuous

The Position

The Beaverton Police Department is 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.

The selection process: This recruitment is open continuously and applications will be reviewed regularly. Qualified applicants will be invited for a written exam and physical agility test. Oral boards will be scheduled for eligible applicants who pass both tests. 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.

After you’ve submitted your application, you can check your profile at to view the current status of your application.

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

To apply:
Please click APPLY to submit your application via the City of Beaverton’s online portal. You will need to fill out your work history and respond to several supplemental questions. Experience and skills will be evaluated using the work history and supplemental questions only; resumes and cover letters are not accepted in place of a completed application.

  • Enforce criminal and traffic laws
  • Make arrests
  • Issue citations
  • Investigate accidents
  • Patrol roads, highways, and businesses
  • Write reports
  • Appear in court
  • Handle prisoners
  • Communicate by radio
  • Educate the public
  • Provide services to residents and community members
  • Contribute to the promotion of organizational values, including personal and professional development; diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging; actively promote the value of respect in a multicultural society
  • Additional duties outlined in the class specification


Minimum qualifications:

  • 90 college credit hours and/or work skills and life experience that are relevant to a law enforcement career.
  • Valid driver’s license and the ability to meet the city’s driving standards.
  • 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.
  • Able to obtain Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) Basic Certification within 18 months of date of hire.
  • 21 years of age or older by the time of hire.
  • Must never have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor that reflects adversely on the capacity to serve as a police officer.
  • Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) fingerprints must be completed and cleared prior to start date.
  • Able to pass background and reference check, drug screen, medical and psychological evaluation.
  • Able to pass written exam, physical agility test and run a mile under nine minutes.
  • Able to work varied shifts including weekends and holidays.

The City of Beaverton is committed to supporting a culture of accountability, equity and inclusion for all, especially marginalized groups. We pledge to continue the ongoing, difficult and essential work needed to address institutional racism and historical inequities in all forms.

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.

Studies have shown that many candidates, especially women, are less likely to apply for a job if they do not 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.

Wage rate: $36.00 hourly
All new hires with no sworn, paid law enforcement (police) work experience will start at step 1 of the posted salary range.

Total compensation package and benefitsIn addition to competitive pay, the city offers a wide variety of benefits to regular employees which make up an exceptional total compensation package.

The city pays the full retirement contribution to PERS including the employee portion; provides employees with an opportunity to participate in a deferred compensation retirement plan; makes available a public service loan forgiveness program and tuition reimbursement program; and offers excellent health, dental, vision and life

Additional benefits include excellent , PTO cash out options, wellness programs and incentives, a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) VEBA with 3% employer contributions, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and bilingual pay premiums.

City of Beaverton Compensation Break Down – Entry Level Police Officer
Gross Cash Compensation
Starting StepStep 1Yearly Salary$74,870.88 Estimated Benefits Paid by the City – Non-Cash CompensationPublic Employees Retirement System Fully Paid Contributions for Employee $3,930.72Medical & Dental – Max City contributions for employee +1 (Dollar Value)$29,819.04Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) VEBA; 3% contribution$2,246.13Deferred compensation account; 3% employer contribution$2,246.13No-cost Public Transportation Pass (TriMet) (Dollar Value)$1,200.00Total Estimated Non-Cash Compensation – Benefits$39,442.01 Total Salary and Estimated Non-Cash Compensation Value$114,312.89

The City of Beaverton provides a generous benefit package, including excellent medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage; and employer-paid PERS retirement. Learn more about your options and employee-based benefits by clicking the link below.


Do you have a valid driver’s license and ability to meet city driving standards?

  • Yes
  • No


All persons hired as a police officer by the Beaverton Police Department must be 21 years of age or older at the time of hire.

  • I acknowledge that I have read this statement.


All persons hired as a police officer by the Beaverton Police Department will be required to verify valid U.S. citizenship or nonimmigrant status legally admitted to the U.S. under a Compact of Free Association, or obtain US citizenship status within 18 months of hire.

  • I acknowledge that I have read this statement.


Have you been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor that reflects adversely on the capacity to serve as a police officer?

  • Yes
  • No


Do you have a High School Diploma or G.E.D?

  • Yes
  • No


Do you have 90 or more college credit hours?

  • Yes
  • No


Do you possess full professional proficiency to read, write and speak one or more of the city’s priority languages (Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Arabic, Japanese, Russian)?

  • Yes
  • No


If you answered yes to the question about languages, which of the City of Beaverton’s priority languages do you speak, read, and write fluently?

  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • Korean
  • Vietnamese
  • Chinese
  • Russian
  • Japanese
  • None of these


Please list your work, volunteer, or life experience that is relevant to a law enforcement career.

Required Question

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