• Police Officer - Entry Level Eligibility List

    coa Ashland, OR 97520

    Job #1903651079

  • Join our team!
    This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill future entry level Police Officer vacancies that occur within one year in the Ashland Police Department.


    To protect life and property and maintain public safety. Deter crime by enforcing local, state and traffic laws under the jurisdiction of the Ashland Police Department. Respond to calls for service, assist medical units, mediate civil conflicts, and educate the community in areas of crime prevention and personal protection. Arrest, warn and/or cite violators. Coordinate with other departments, agencies and the public in the implementation of crime prevention techniques. Prepare written documentation of incidents. Investigate and document criminal activity. Testify in court.

    To learn more about our Police Department, visit our page online here. To view our Ashland Police Association contract visit our page here
    Excellent benefits and incentive pay for qualified candidates. Learn more about our benefits online!



    Respond to calls, including major crimes, civil complaints, thefts, assaults, family disputes, etc., and take appropriate actions. Direct road traffic at accident/crime scenes as necessary. Perform CPR and first aid as needed. Prepare written records and reports necessary for investigations, crime prevention, prosecution and administration.

    Conduct investigations and interrogations, obtain evidence, interview victims and witnesses, compile information, and prepare cases for filing of charges. Testify in court as necessary. Perform various crime prevention activities, which includes dissemination of information to the general public, surveillance patrols, coordination with other departments and agencies, etc.

    Patrol streets, businesses and residential areas to enforce traffic and criminal laws. Issue warnings or citations for violations. Perform security checks for suspicious persons or vehicles. Provide citizen assistance regarding such matters as stalled vehicles, crime prevention, drug resistance, traffic safety, etc. Make arrests, search and transport prisoners.

    Maintain satisfactory working relationships with other law enforcement agencies to coordinate activities, provide mutual assistance and general information about department activities. Follow all safety rules and procedures established for work areas.

    Participate in the department's fitness program per the collective bargaining agreement; perform strenuous activities under hazardous and dangerous circumstances.

    Performs as a member of the team; acts ethically and responsibly; supports and demonstrates engagement in diversity, inclusion and equity and maintains effective working relationships with others; demonstrates professionalism and respect in all workplace interactions.

    Arrives to work, meetings, and other work-related functions on time and maintains regular job attendance.


    Maintain proficiency by attending training conferences and meetings, reading materials, and meeting with others in areas of responsibility.





    High school graduation or equivalent plus completion of 60 college semester hours or 90 college quarter hours at an accredited college or university.


    Three years of community service or honorable military experience may substitute for college. Must be 21 years of age.


    Any satisfactory equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the job proficiently may substitute for the above requirements.SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS


    Possession of, or the ability to obtain and retain, an Oregon Driver's License with acceptable driving record at the time of employment or within 1 month of hire date.

    DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of four-year university education in criminology or related field.
    PHYSICAL STANDARDS: Vision must be correctable to 20/20; weight must be in proportion to height; and must be able to maintain physical requirements of the position.


    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must pass pre-employment physical and psychological examination and undergo in-depth background investigation prior to appointment. Must be of good moral character and integrity.

    A completed City application must be filed online with the Personnel Office before the deadline shown above and may be supplemented with a resume of work experience. Resumes are NOT accepted in lieu of a completed City application. Resumes received without a completed City application will not receive a response from the Personnel Department.

    Following a review of the applications, a limited number of the most highly qualified applicants may be invited via email to proceed further in the selection process. Those not selected for interview will be notified in email (no phone calls please). The applicant selected must provide, at the time of employment, appropriate documentation of citizenship, as required by the immigration and Naturalization Act of 1986.

    A thorough background investigation will be completed on the candidate selected for hire.

    The City of Ashland is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against an employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, national origin or mental or physical disability unless based on a bonafide occupational qualification.

    The City of Ashland will make reasonable accommodations for the disabled. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation in the application or testing process MUST inform the Personnel Office of the City of Ashland, in writing, no later than the final filing date as stated on the job bulletin. Applicants needing such accommodations should document the request, including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodations needed to participate in the selection process.

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    Associates Degree/Some College