Law Enforcement Officer Position

Tigard Police Department - Police Officer



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Tigard Police Department - Police Officer

Last updated on May 11, 2023
PST Partner Agency since January 25, 2017

Vacancies: 3

Important Information

The City of Tigard will accept applications from candidates who have not yet passed a physical abilities test or ORPAT.  Candidates may provide proof of successfully completing an ORPAT within the prior 12 months when submitting documentation directly to the department.  Applicants who have not passed the ORPAT within the previous 12 months will be required to pass the ORPAT prior to appointment and an opportunity to do so will be provided.  The City of Tigard will provide instructions on how to provide proof of a passing ORPAT after you complete your PST testing. All applicants with passing LST test scores will be invited by the City to submit a supplemental application and schedule an oral board interview. 

Applicants may submit proof of passing the ORPAT by uploading their ORPAT completion certificate through the online application process once invited to do so.

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

County: Washington
Population: 54,000
# of Staff: 95

Hiring Status

Tigard Police Department - Police Officer has 3 vacancies.

The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST with oral board interviews conducted on a monthly or quarterly basis. Applicants with passing test scores of will be invited to submit a supplemental application as and participate in the next scheduled oral board.

Salary Information

$66,620 – $83,005 annually (base pay)

Additional pay incentives are available for those holding 2- or 4-year college degrees, those holding intermediate or advanced certifications from Oregon's DPSST, those who have a working fluency in Spanish, and for those assigned to a variety of specialty assignments.  Please refer to our police union's collective bargaining agreement for additional details:  

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.

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Tigard Police Department - Police Officer Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT) No, not required (may be required later)

Opportunities to take the ORPAT will be provided throughout the selection process.

Minimum Age Must be 21 years or older at the time of application.
Citizenship Must be a U.S. Citizen.
High School Grad/ GED Must possess a high school diploma or GED.
Driver's License Required Must possess or be able to obtain a valid driver license by time of hire.
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult Disqualified
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Disqualified
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Must be able to read and write the English language.
College Requirement Prefer college degree in related law enforcement field. Incentives available to those holding 2- or 4-year degrees.
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification Must possess a DPSST Basic Police Officer certification within one year of hire. Agency pays for the academy.
Veterans Preference Points Yes
Body Decorations Yes
  • 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

Tigard Police Department - Police Officer Disqualifiers

The following are automatic and potential disqualifiers. Applicants should not apply to our agency if they indicate any of the automatic disqualifiers. Potential disqualifiers will be considered on a case by case basis.

Category Disqualifier
Automatic Three or more moving violations or a single instance of a major traffic offense within three years of application.
Drug Usage
Automatic Drug use, distribution or manufacturing.
Automatic Any adult use of marijuana within one year of application.
Automatic A conviction of crime involving controlled substances.
Criminal Activity
Automatic A felony conviction under state or federal law.
Automatic A 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.
Automatic A conviction of domestic violence.
Automatic A dishonorable, bad conduct, or other than honorable discharge from the armed services.

Contact Information

Tigard Police Department - Police Officer

13125 SW Hall Blvd
Tigard, OR 97223 Washington County


Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: No, not required (may be required later)