Police Officer

City of St. Helens   St Helens, OR   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on February 9, 2024
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Police Officer - 2 Positions

Open Until Filled. St Helens, OR, USA. $6,514-7,977 per month plus certification pay, if applicable. Full Time. Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, PERS retirement, HRA Veba, vacation and sick leave, longevity pay, 13 paid holidays, Employee Assistance Program, and more.

Calling all dedicated professionals with a passion for public safety and a commitment to excellence! The City of St. Helens, Oregon, is seeking accomplished individuals to join our esteemed team as full-time Patrol Officers. If you possess unwavering integrity, impeccable judgment, and a desire to serve and protect, we invite you to explore this exceptional opportunity.


With a starting salary of $6,514 per month and a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, your career as a Patrol Officer awaits. Step into a role where your skills make a real difference - apply today!


At the City of St. Helens, we're more than just a municipality - we're a tight-knit community united by a shared commitment to progress and prosperity. Our mission is simple: to enhance the quality of life for all residents through innovative solutions and responsive public service. Guided by our core values of integrity, accountability, and inclusivity, we strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where every voice is heard, and every individual is valued.


This full-time position offers a structured schedule to ensure optimal coverage and operational efficiency. Shifts include:

  • 6 AM - 4 PM
  • 1 PM - 11 PM
  • 8 PM- 6 AM

Located in the vibrant city of St. Helens, Oregon, you will have the opportunity to serve a diverse community while enjoying the natural beauty and amenities our region has to offer.


As a Patrol Officer, you are the embodiment of professionalism and vigilance, tasked with maintaining order and ensuring the safety of our citizens. Your day begins with a thorough briefing on current developments and priorities, followed by meticulous preparation of your equipment and patrol vehicle. With precision and focus, you embark on your assigned route, conducting thorough security patrols and responding promptly to calls for assistance.

From traffic control to accident investigations, your responsibilities are diverse and demanding. With each interaction, you demonstrate exemplary communication skills and a steadfast commitment to upholding the law. Whether diffusing tense situations or providing reassurance to concerned citizens, your dedication to service shines through.


To be considered for the esteemed position of Patrol Officer, candidates must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • 21 years or older at the time of employment
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • No felony convictions
  • Ability to read and write in the English language
  • Possess or be able to obtain a valid state driver's license without a record of suspension or revocation

Are you ready to embark on a career dedicated to serving and protecting your community with honor and distinction? Take the first step towards becoming a Patrol Officer with the City of St. Helens by applying now. Your professionalism and commitment to public service are the cornerstone of our success - join us today and make a lasting impact!

Entry level candidates must pass the FrontLine National test and ORPAT physical agility test for this position prior to application. Laterals do not need to take the FrontLine or ORPAT test as long as you are currently employed as a Police Officer in any state. If you are not, you must take the FrontLine and ORPAT tests prior to application. Go to the National Testing Network website.

A cover letter and resume MUST be attached to your application.

Position is open until filled.

Successful candidates will be required to pass an extensive background investigation, including criminal and driving records, and will be subjected to pre-employment testing to include a psychological, medical, and drug screening background investigation.

The City of St. Helens is an equal opportunity employer.