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Oroville Police Department

  • The deadline to complete the personal history statement, PST written and physical tests is April 13, 2019

    PLEASE NOTE: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please contact the Oroville City Hall and ask to speak to Cheryl Lemons.

  • Contact Information

    Oroville Police Department
    1308 Ironwood

    Oroville, Washington 98844
    Phone: 509-476-2926
    Department Website

Agency Added: 09/22/2015 | Last updated: 03/14/2019

Community Information

Oroville Washington is located 4 miles south of the Canadian Border on Highway 97. The green pastures and orchards of the valley floor are contrasted with the rugged cliffs and glacial features of the Okanogan country.

There are many available activities in our area including camping, fishing, boating and all kinds of water sports. During the winter months there are opportunities for snow sports of various kinds. In our surrounding area there are hiking, biking and horseback trails, such as the Similkameen Trail, Whistler Canyon Trail and a vast amount of ATV trails. In addition , there are museums to visit, local wineries for wine tasting, and there is a challenging and scenic 18-hole golf course.

Please visit our Chamber of Commerce website at

Department Information

The mission of the Oroville Police Department is to safeguard life and property, preserve the peace, prevent and detect crime, enforce the laws and city ordinances, and protect the rights of all citizens.  We are committed to working in partnership with the community to identify and resolve issues that impact public safety and safeguarding Constitutional Rights.   Each member is required to accept the responsibility for the achievement of this mission and their commitment to the quality of service.

General duties & Responsibilities:

Under regular supervision, perform police services in accordance with the mission, goals and objectives of the employing department and in compliance with governing federal, state and local laws.

·          Patrol the City of Oroville (population approx. 1700)

·          Issue citations, make arrests, transport prisoners

·          Enforce City, State and Federal laws

·          Respond to and conduct preliminary investigation of crimes

·          Mutual aid assist other agencies

·          Execute arrest & search warrants

·          Provide emergency assistance, maintain peace and protect those involved

Area Information

  • County: Okanogan
  • Population: 1,650
  • # of staff: 5

Agency Requirements:

  • Important Information

    The deadline to complete the personal history statement, PST written and physical tests is April 13, 2019

    PLEASE NOTE: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please contact the Oroville City Hall and ask to speak to Cheryl Lemons.

Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 21 X  
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident. X  
High School Grad/ GED Yes X  
Driver's License Required Yes X  
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult None X  
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile None. X  
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
College Requirement No    
Other Candidates must successfully pass the Physical Fitness and Abilities Test for this agency.

This agency does not allow out of state testing.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score    
Request/ Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur    

Agency Disqualifiers:


Category Disqualifier
Automatic1 or more traffic crime convictions in the last 5 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.).
AutomaticSuspension of driver's license within the past 5 years.
Automatic3 or more moving violations in the past 5 years.
Automatic3 or more at-fault accidents in the past 5 years.
Drug Usage
AutomaticIllegal drug substance usage or exposure within the past 5 years.
AutomaticIllegal use of illegal drugs in the last 5 years.
AutomaticIllegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
AutomaticIllegal opiate use.
AutomaticHallucinogen use within the past 10 years. No more than 2 uses total.
AutomaticIllegal use of 3 or more different controlled substances.
AutomaticNo illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
AutomaticIllegal use of dangerous drugs or narcotics, other than marijuana, for any purpose more than 5 times in a lifetime, and no use within the past 5 years.
Criminal Activity
AutomaticAny adult felony conviction.
AutomaticAny misdemeanor, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
PotentialAdult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
PotentialJuvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
AutomaticBeen convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
AutomaticUnlawful sexual misconduct.
AutomaticBeen dishonorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces.
AutomaticLied during any stage of the hiring process.
AutomaticFalsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during the hiring process.

Current Hiring Status

The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST with oral board interviews conducted on an as-needed basis. Vacancies are filled by Civil Service "rule of three" with the top three candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation & selection as vacancies occur."
Number of Current Vacancies: 1 from entry or lateral list.

Salary Information

Wages currently range from $3,293.28 per month for entry level to $4,146.06 per month after 36th month following certification.

Benefit Information

Benefits include:

Paid Vacation, sick and holidays

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