What does a starting officer make?

The first year out of the academy, the salary averages $ 50,000. At the Academy an officer makes a base salary of $39,000 which does not include any overtime, specialty pay, or court time.  FULL PAY PLAN DETAILS HERE

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1. How long is the hiring process?
2. Is there any cost associated with the PPD hiring process?
3. Do you stay at the Academy while in training?
4. What does a starting officer make?
5. What pension plan is offered?
6. How long does it take before you can get on a specialty team?
7. I have a tattoo; does the police department allow tattoos?
8. Do you have to live in Portland?
9. What kind of schedule do officers work?
10. What is the benefit package offered for police officers?
11. How do I apply?