Recruitment & Selection


The Grants Pass Police Department is an equal employment opportunity employer that provides individuals with an opportunity to work within a professional public safety environment with a small-town appeal. View our current job openings online.

Physical & Age Qualifications

The department follows the physical and age qualifications for sworn police, telecommunicators, and firefighters as established by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.

The minimum age requirement for a police officer is 21. Applicants for other positions in the department must be at least 18 years of age.

Other departmental positions may have separate physical requirements, as determined by an analysis of the duties of the specific position.

Category of Hiring

The hiring process consists of numerous steps to the final outcome of employment. The different categories of hiring within the department include:

Candidates unsuccessful in any part of the testing process may reapply to test for future openings after waiting 30 days with the exception of background investigations. A candidate who fails a background investigation may not retest for a period of 1 year.