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Department, city, state

Position: Patrol | Type: Entry Level Police Officer

Application Status: Open

June 30, 2023

Expiration Date: 

Sign on bonus:


Academy salary: 


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Recruiter Name:

Cathi Forsythe

Recruiter Phone:


Department Info:

We’re committed to providing high-level service through continued community engagement that seeks to improve the quality of life and maintain the safety of our residents.

Recognizing that our employees are a critical resource in this commitment to our community, we will strive to ensure that our officers are highly trained, ethically sound professionals who are focused on serving the needs of the community.


  • Paid vacation: 20.66 hours per month to start.

  • Education reimbursement

  • Sick leave for longer-term illnesses.

  • Medical, vision, dental and life insurance.

  • Accidental death and dismemberment insurance.

  • City participates in the Oregon Public Employee Retirement System.

  • Long-term disability insurance.

  • Employee assistance program.

  • Health reimbursement account.

  • Flexible spending account.

  • Deferred compensation.

  • Uniforms, uniform cleaning, weapon and other equipment provided.


1) You must meet all the following State Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) requirements:

  • Be a United States Citizen within 18 months of employment.

  • Be at least 21 years of age at the date of hire.

  • Possess, at a minimum a high school diploma or equivalent.

  • Declared by a physician as able to perform the physical duties as  required by the occupation. (Following a job offer Gresham PD will send  candidates for a department paid Medical/Physical exam.)

  • Of good moral fitness, without legal conduct involving moral  turpitude, dishonesty, fraud, deceit, misrepresentation, and a  conviction of a sex crime, domestic violence and/ or any felony crime.

  • Information regarding the minimum qualifications for Oregon law  enforcement officers is available in section 259-008-0010 of the Oregon Administrative Rules.

2) You must meet the following City of Gresham Police Department standards:

  • Must possess a current driver's license in the applicant's state of residence and an acceptable driving history.

  • Possess the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.

  • Display the ability to establish and maintain effective working  relationships with other employees, officials, and citizens from a  variety of racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds.

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