About the Tigard Community
About the Tigard Police Department
Compensation and Benefits
|Premium||DPSST Certification||Educational Achievement|
|2.5 %||--||A.A. /A.S. or equiv. hours|
|6.25 %||Intermediate||A.A. /A.S. or equiv. hours|
|8.75 %||Intermediate||B.A. /B.S. or equiv. hours|
|8.75 %||Advanced||A.A. /A.S. or equiv. hours|
|10 %||Advanced||B.A. /B.S. or equiv. hours|
There is also opportunity for premium pay relating to special assignments within the Tigard Police Department. The following special assignments are included:
There is also a bilingual incentive for employees that meet acceptable standards.
The City of Tigard has contracted with PublicSafetyTesting.com (PST) to conduct a portion of our entry-level recruitment and testing process for police officer positions.
Interested candidates should visit www.publicsafetytesting.com or call 1-866-HIRE-911 for additional information.
Once at the website:
Scores for applicants that pass both the written and physical agility tests (Oregon’s ORPAT, Washington’s PAT, or Idaho’s PAT) will be sent to the City of Tigard. Tigard Human Resources (HR) staff will then further process the applicants, which may include inviting candidates to submit a city application to schedule oral boards and/or other tests.
The City of Tigard will accept applications with passing ORPAT scores or PAT scores from other states; however, all candidates must pass the ORPAT prior to an offer of employment.
After successful completion of the required tests, applicants can expect the following:
Upon conditional job offer, you will be required to undergo:
Job Recruitment Fair
The Tigard Police Department hosted its first-ever recruitment open house at Tigard City Hall on February 17. Nearly 50 people interested in a law-enforcement career came to the two-hour event.
Attendees had the opportunity to talk to police officers about their work and to learn about employment opportunities available to Tigard’s police officers.
“We are no longer competing with just other police agencies in the current job market; we are competing with all employers,” said Lt. Neil Charlton. “The idea of a recruiting open house came from officers on the department’s recruiting team. It allows for an opportunity to meet law enforcement job seekers face to face while giving them the opportunity to have a positive interaction with the members of the agency they may be applying to.”
Career possibilities include working as detectives, school resource officers, motorcycle and bicycle officers, transit police, cadets and honor guard, in addition to patrolling the streets of Tigard.
Human resources staff shared information about Tigard’s new testing process for entry-level police officers and what to expect with the Oregon Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT). The test evaluates police officer candidates on essential physical capacities required for their job duties.
With the department’s new testing process for entry-level officers, the city will accept all applications on an ongoing basis through www.publicsafetytesting.com.
Candidates can take a test at different testing sites to be added to the eligibility list. The department will interview eligible candidates from the list as vacancies occur throughout the year.
The department plans to host similar open-house events once or twice each year going forward.