The Gladstone Police Department is accepting applications for police officer from both recruits and lateral officers in order to establish a hiring list. Applications will be accepted continuously, with the first review expected to take place about March 17, 2017.

One or two openings are anticipated in 2017. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Applicants must be a US citizen, possess a valid driver’s license for state of residence and be at least 21 years of age. Appointment is subject to an extensive background investigation, psychological examination and medical/drug screen. The City of Gladstone is an EEO employer.

Eligible applicants will be invited to take the POST and ORPAT tests at a date to be announced later.  Applicants successfully completing those tests will then be placed on the eligibility list for up to one year. If an opening occurs, those on the eligibility list will be invited to continue in the process.  POST &/or ORPAT transfer scores will not be accepted.

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Required Application Package includes 2 items:

  1. Police Employment Application
  2. Police Required Supplemental Certification

Please note that only hard copy (printed) applications will be accepted. Applications are not accepted via e-mail, fax or any electronic means; resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the required materials.   Applications are to be delivered to the Gladstone Police Department, Attn: Maria Aikin, 535 Portland Ave, Gladstone, OR 97027

If you have problems downloading and printing the above items, call the police department at 503-557-2798 to request that an application package be mailed to you or to arrange to pick it up in person.

If you have any questions about this recruitment process, please contact Maria Aikin at 503-557-2798 or