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Tigard Police Department

  • Contact Information

    Tigard Police Department
    13125 SW Hall Blvd
    Tigard, Oregon 97223
    Phone: 503-718-2568
    Department Website

Agency Added: 01/25/2017 | Last updated: 09/26/2018

Community Information

With a diverse economy, strong schools and outstanding parks, Tigard is one of the most livable cities in Oregon. Since its incorporation in 1961, the city has grown to become a desirable and affordable community in the Portland metro area. Residents enjoy access to 18 miles of trails and nearly 550 acres of parks and open spaces.

Residents have a range of public transportation choices to nearby Portland, Beaverton and Hillsboro. Other amenities include shopping at Bridgeport Village and Washington Square Mall as well as easy access to multiple full-service medical facilities. The Cascade Mountains, Oregon’s famed beaches and the Columbia Gorge are all accessible as day trips.

Department Information

The Tigard Police Department is a progressive and professional police organization. The department is committed to a community policing philosophy and works very closely with the public providing a wide range of programs and information. We are dedicated police professionals committed to the community, sensitive to the needs of our citizens while holding ourselves accountable to the highest standards of excellence and achievement.

Area Information

  • Population size: 51,000
  • County: Washington

Agency Requirements:

Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age Must be 21 years or older at the time of application.    
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident Must be a U.S. Citizen.   X
High School Grad/ GED Must possess a high school diploma or GED. X  
Driver's License Required Must possess or be able to obtain a valid driver license by time of hire.   X
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult Disqualified X  
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Disqualified X  
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Must be able to read and write the English language. X  
Ability to Read & Speak the Spanish Language Prefer bilingual in English and Spanish.    
College Requirement Prefer college degree in related law enforcement field. Incentives available.    
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification Must possess a DPSST Basic Police Officer certification within one year of hire.    
Other • Must pass DPSST ORPAT physical agility test within 6 months prior to appointment. The City of Tigard will provide instructions on how to provide proof of a passing ORPAT after you complete your PST testing.

• Must be able to meet all Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) Police Officer standards.

• Must pass DPSST certified (PST) entry level written exam (70% or better).
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider the highest score received within the past one year    
Request/ Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur    

Agency Disqualifiers:


Category Disqualifier
AutomaticThree or more moving violations or a single instance of a major traffic offense within three years of application.
Drug Usage
AutomaticDrug use, distribution or manufacturing.
AutomaticAny adult use of marijuana within one year of application.
AutomaticA conviction of crime involving controlled substances.
Criminal Activity
AutomaticA felony conviction under state or federal law.
AutomaticA conviction of any misdemeanor under Oregon law within three years prior to application or convictions for two or more misdemeanors under Oregon law as an adult.
AutomaticA conviction of domestic violence.
AutomaticA dishonorable, bad conduct, or other than honorable discharge from the armed services.

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. Applicants with test scores of 80 or higher will be invited to submit a supplemental application as vacancies occur.

Number of Current Vacancies: at least 1

Salary Information

$59,457 – $77,787 annually

Benefit Information

The City of Tigard offers an excellent benefits package including cafeteria-style health, dental, and vision, employer-paid VEBA, life insurance, and participation in Oregon PERS with employer-paid employee contribution. Tigard provides a generous paid leave program including vacation, sick leave, and 96 hours of paid holiday time.

For more detailed information: http://www.tigard-or.gov/city_hall/human_resources.php