Police Officer Compensation and Benefits

  • Gresham police officer benefits

    • 20.66 hours of paid time off accrued per month to start
    • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
    • Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
    • City-paid Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), including the 6% employee contribution
    • Long-term disability insurance
    • Employee assistance program
    • Health reimbursement account
    • Flexible spending account
    • Deferred compensation
    • Uniforms, uniform cleaning, weapon and other equipment provided

    Police salary

    The monthly salary range for Gresham police officers as of July 1, 2017. 

    • Step 2: $5,193
    • Step 3: $5,447
    • Step 4: $5,728
    • Step 5: $6,011
    • Step 6: $6,313
    • Step 7: $6,631

    Salary progression

    Entry level

    A new employee shall be hired at Step 1 of the salary schedule and shall be eligible to advance to Step 2 upon a satisfactory performance evaluation and 12 months of service. 

    An employee will be eligible to advance to Step 3 after successful completion of probation (18 months from the date of hire).

    In-state lateral experience

    A new employee (verified or certifiable) with police experience in Oregon and hired under the criteria of the City's lateral entry program shall be credited one pay step for each completed year of previous full-time, paid experience as a sworn officer, up to a maximum starting pay of Step 5 of the police officer salary range. 

    An employee will be eligible to advance one step after successful completion of probation (12 months from date of hire).

    Out-of-state lateral experience

    A new employee (certified or certifiable) with out-of-state police officer experience and hired under the criteria of the City's lateral entry program, shall initially be hired at Step 1. 

    Upon certification from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) that the employee's out-of-state training is equivalent to the DPSST basic training program, the employee shall be credited one pay step for each completed year of previous full-time paid experience as a sworn officer, up to a maximum of Step 5 of the police officer salary range, retroactive to the hire date. 

    An employee will be eligible to advance one step after successful completion of probation (12 months from date of hire).

    How to apply

    Human Resources