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Occupational Report for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (33-3051) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

Maintain order and protect life and property by enforcing local, tribal, State, or Federal laws and ordinances. Perform a combination of the following duties: patrol a specific area; direct traffic; issue traffic summonses; investigate accidents; apprehend and arrest suspects, or serve legal processes of courts.

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Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
Employment Outlook for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was much larger than the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be much higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at a somewhat slower rate than the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist.

Data Sources and Limitations
Current Employment Department Job Openings for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers There are 15 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 15 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Deputy Sheriff Marine or ATV - SEASONAL 10/28/14 Bend $25.91/hr to $33.06/hr DOE
Police Officer 10/23/14 Warm Springs $29,484/yr to $37,000/yr
Police Officer - Recruit or Certified 10/22/14 Rockaway Beach $3,621/mo to $4,034/mo DOE
Police Officer 10/17/14 Medford $25.37/hr to $33.67/hr
Campus Safety Officer 10/15/14 Portland $16.83/hr to $18.79/hr
Patrol Deputy 10/15/14 Roseburg $21.19/hr to $27.01/hr DOE
Deputy Sheriff - Corrections, Entry Level OR Lateral 10/14/14 Clatsop County $4,003/mo to $4,866/mo
Police Officer 10/13/14 Portland $24.18/hr DOE
Police Officer 10/10/14 Eugene
Lateral Police Officer 10/1/14 Saint Helens $3,725/mo to $5,012/mo DOE
Police Officer 9/26/14 Eugene $26.35/hr to $33.60/hr
Deputy Sheriff, Lateral  - SWORN - # 103134 9/10/14 Oregon City $55,138/yr to $70,568/yr DOE
Police Officer 9/9/14 Grants Pass $4,354/mo to $5,935/mo
Police Officer 9/2/14 Pendleton $40,000/yr to $42,000/yr DOE
Patrol Deputy 7/7/14 La Grande $3,334/mo DOE
Job Openings from the Web for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers The following job openings have been automatically extracted from various sites across the Web. These links are provided as supplemental resources. However, the Employment Department cannot validate these openings nor endorse any of these external sites. Some of these jobs may no longer be open. In some cases, a single opening may be posted on multiple sites.

There are 31 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
31B Military Police - Police Officer 10/30/14 Milton-Freewater Army National Guard
Police Officer 10/29/14 Eugene City of Eugene
Police Officer 10/28/14 Tigard City of Tigard
Deputy Sheriff Marine or ATV - SEASONAL 10/28/14 Bend
Deputy Sheriff Marine or ATV 10/24/14 Deschutes County Personnel Department
Police Officer 10/17/14 Medford City of Medford
31B Military Police - Police Officer 10/16/14 Clackamas Army National Guard
31B Military Police - Police Officer 10/15/14 Clackamas National Guard
Campus Safety Officer 10/15/14 Portland
31B Military Police - Police Officer 10/15/14 Milton-Freewater National Guard
Campus Safety Officer 10/14/14 Portland Lewis & Clark College
Police Officer 10/8/14 Eugene City of Eugene
Patrol Deputy 10/8/14 Roseburg DOUGLAS COUNTY -
Community Service Officer 10/7/14 City of Grants Pass
Law Enforcement Career Opportunities 10/6/14 Hillsboro Washington County
Police Officer 1 10/3/14 Eugene University of Oregon
Military Police - Police Officer 10/3/14 Milton-Freewater Army National Guard
Military Police - Police Officer 10/3/14 Salem Army National Guard
Military Police - Police Officer 10/3/14 Clackamas Army National Guard
Lateral Police Officer 10/1/14 Saint Helens
Police Officer 9/30/14 Portland
Police Officer - Lateral 9/30/14 Saint Helens City of St. Helens
Police Officer 9/26/14 Eugene City of Eugene
Police Officer 9/26/14 Eugene City of Eugene
Police Officer Entry-Level 9/24/14 Port of Portland
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State of Oregon License Information for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
License License Authority Web Site
Police Officer DPSST - Standards & Certifications
Wages for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Oregon Statewide $23.08 $26.59 $31.38 $34.17 $36.24 $30.04 $62,474
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 22.03 24.81 26.94 30.62 34.37 27.46 57,110
Multnomah / Washington 25.51 30.10 32.43 34.84 36.31 31.53 65,591
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 21.18 25.30 30.50 33.56 36.17 29.09 60,515
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 24.29 26.03 30.09 33.82 36.63 30.04 62,482
Lane 25.29 29.93 32.24 34.71 36.30 31.24 64,972
Douglas 18.04 23.42 28.58 32.24 37.18 28.02 58,292
Coos / Curry 20.00 22.66 25.75 29.00 32.24 26.00 54,073
Jackson / Josephine 22.47 26.48 31.16 34.47 39.14 30.29 63,010
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 16.83 20.17 23.84 27.99 32.23 23.91 49,728
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 24.23 26.98 31.22 33.78 36.18 30.10 62,611
Klamath / Lake 16.92 24.20 27.64 32.24 35.73 27.62 57,454
Morrow / Umatilla 17.95 22.81 26.42 30.12 32.99 26.22 54,528
Baker / Union / Wallowa 17.89 22.55 27.06 32.23 32.24 26.85 55,865
Grant / Harney / Malheur 14.81 22.69 28.58 32.23 33.87 26.72 55,573
Clackamas 24.95 28.12 31.81 34.74 36.51 31.06 64,593
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Regional Employment Projections for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 4,574 4,964 390 8.5% 39 143 182
Multnomah / Washington 1,067 1,178 111 10.4% 11 34 45
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 486 496 10 2.1% 1 15 16
Lane 339 372 33 9.7% 3 11 14
Jackson / Josephine 323 346 23 7.1% 2 10 12
Clackamas 307 330 23 7.5% 2 10 12
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 260 277 17 6.5% 2 8 10
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 255 276 21 8.2% 2 8 10
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 162 171 9 5.6% 1 5 6
Morrow / Umatilla 131 142 11 8.4% 1 4 5
Douglas 126 137 11 8.7% 1 4 5
Coos / Curry 107 115 8 7.5% 1 3 4
Baker / Union / Wallowa 91 97 6 6.6% 1 3 4
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 89 99 10 11.2% 1 3 4
Klamath / Lake 84 80 -4 -4.8% 0 3 3
Grant / Harney / Malheur 74 80 6 8.1% 1 2 3

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
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Industries of Employment for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 4,574
Total All Industries Federal 35
Federal Government, Excluding Post Office Federal 35
Total All Industries State 586
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals State 572
Total All Industries Local 3,918
Transportation and Warehousing Local 44
Support Activities for Transportation Local 44
Support Activities for Air Transportation Local 44
Educational Services Local 41
Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals Local 3,833
Educational Requirements for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers The typical entry level education for this occupation is a high school diploma or equivalent. Those with an Associate's degree have a competitive advantage in the labor market. In addition, moderate-term on-the-job training is typically needed, once employed, to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation.
Skills for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
  • Analyze Evidence
  • Apply Active Listening Techniques
  • Apply Appropriate Physical Restraint
  • Apply Arrest, Search And Seizure Law
  • Apply Emergency Medical Procedures
  • Apply Intervention Techniques
  • Apply Mediation Techniques
  • Apply Pursuit Tactics
  • Apply Rules Of Evidence
  • Apply Traffic Control Procedures
  • Communicate Details Concisely And Consistently
  • Compile Biological Data As Part Of Police Investigations
  • Conduct Body Searches
  • Conduct Investigations And Research
  • Conduct Legal Searches
  • Enforce Laws, Ordinances And Regulations
  • Gather Physical Evidence
  • Locate Persons (Skip Tracing )
  • Manage Community Relations Programs
  • Operate And Monitor Surveillance Equipment
  • Operate Helicopters
  • Operate Two-Way Radio
  • Perform Cpr
  • Prepare Reports In Timely Manner
  • Process Records And Maintain Forms And Files
  • Provide First Aid
  • Reach Conclusions Quickly In Law Enforcement Situations
  • Read Maps
  • Recognize Physical And Emotional Abuse
  • Recognize Public Safety Hazards
  • Resolve Conflicts
  • Ride Horses
  • Supervise Canine Officers
  • Use And Maintain Emergency Medical Equipment
  • Use And Maintain Firearms
  • Use Appropriate Physical Response In Law Enforcement Situations
  • Use Computers To Enter, Access And Retrieve Data
  • Use Geographic Coordinates To Dispatch Emergency Vehicles
  • Use Interviewing Techniques
  • Use Law Enforcement Methods And Procedures
  • Use Rescue Procedures
  • Use Surveillance Techniques
  • Verify Investigative Information
  • Work As A Team Member
Schools and Training Providers for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers The training providers listed below offer programs related to this occupation. This information is updated once per year. Anyone interested in a particular program should check with the training institution regarding its availability. Listing these training providers does not necessarily constitute or imply their endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of Oregon.

ITT Technical Institute-Portland
9500 NE Cascades Parkway
Portland, OR 97220
Phone: (503) 255-6500
Programs of Training:
Rogue Community College
3345 Redwood Hwy
Grants Pass, OR 97527-9291
Phone: (541) 956-7501
Programs of Training:
Southwestern Oregon Community College
1988 Newmark Ave
Coos Bay, OR 97420-2193
Phone: (541) 888-2525
Programs of Training:
Pioneer Pacific College
27501 SW Parkway Ave
Wilsonville, OR 97070-9296
Phone: (503) 682-3903
Programs of Training:
Treasure Valley Community College
650 College Blvd
Ontario, OR 97914
Phone: (541) 881-8822
Programs of Training:
Clackamas Community College
19600 Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR 97045-8980
Phone: (503) 657-6958 x2313
Programs of Training:
Klamath Community College
7390 South Sixth Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97603-7121
Phone: (541) 882-3521
Programs of Training:
Umpqua Community College
1140 College Rd.
Roseburg, OR 97470-226
Phone: (541) 440-4600
Programs of Training:
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Blue Mountain Community College
Central Oregon Community College
Chemeketa Community College
Lane Community College
Oregon Coast Community College
Portland Community College
Rogue Community College
Southwestern Oregon Community College
Tillamook Bay Community College
Treasure Valley Community College
Umpqua Community College
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
Occupation Skill Overlap
Detectives And Criminal Investigators 68%
Fish And Game Wardens 65%
Transit And Railroad Police 60%
First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives 53%
Correctional Officers And Jailers 49%
Private Detectives And Investigators 31%