Criminal Deputy

Pendleton, OR
Umatilla County Sheriff's Office

Salary range: $5,283.00 to $6,742.00 per month.

Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

The Patrol Deputy in the Criminal Division position is a sworn police officer. They are responsible for patrolling all unincorporated areas within Umatilla County, enforcing state, county and federal laws; investigating crimes and citizen complaints as well as other matters relating to criminal law enforcement in the county. The position participates in the achievement of departmental goals, with a strong emphasis towards community oriented policing.

Essential Functions:

  • Respond to citizen reports of crimes, suspicious circumstances, civil problems, complaints, and requests for information either in person or verbally by telephone.
  • Investigate criminal matters; gather evidence; interview witnesses and suspects.
  • Patrol roads and highways within Umatilla County enforcing traffic and criminal laws.
  • Establish and practice community policing activities as outlined and directed by the Department
  • Maintain records, prepare reports, and testify in courts of law and other judicial or legal hearings.
  • Enforce all laws and ordinances of this county and state; make arrests and issue citations and warnings.
  • Collect physical evidence at crime scenes, document and secure evidence and request scientific analysis when warranted.
  • Investigate motor vehicle accidents: securing the scene, directing traffic, interviewing involved parties, making observations, taking measurements, etc.
  • Work with and maintain a close relationship with all law enforcement agencies including federal, state and local.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • United States Citizen.
  • Minimum 21 years of age.
  • Must possess a valid Oregon Driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
  • Must have a High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Ability to maintain qualification with firearms.
  • Must pass written test and background investigation.
  • Must pass a physical and psychological examination.
  • Must have current DPSST Police Certification (preferred) or ability to obtain certification within one year.