Lateral Police Officer

Woodburn, OR
Woodburn Police Department

$31.58 – $51.46 Hourly

Job Summary
The Woodburn Police Department is currently hiring for Lateral Police Officers to perform a variety of law enforcement duties, such as responding to and investigating diverse incident scenes; patrolling assigned areas; enforcing laws and ordinances; making arrests; preserving crime scene evidence; summarizing events in report format; and performing preventative community policing for culturally diverse neighborhoods and may be assigned to specialized units or teams in department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Have been employed for a minimum 2 (two) years as a full-time sworn officer in a municipal, county, state, or federal law enforcement agency, within the 2 year period prior to appointment as a lateral Police Officer and possess a current Police Basic Certification by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, or possess a current basic law enforcement qualification certification issued by the state in which he/she attended the basic law enforcement academy, performing duties equivalent to a patrol officer in Oregon. Lateral officer experience is defined as exercising police powers at a municipal, county, state public safety agency responding to emergency 9-1-1 calls for service.
  • Pass physical fitness testing, physical/vision, hearing and psychological examinations, drug testing, and pass a strict Police Department background investigation.
  • Must be able to work periodic overtime and a variety of 24 hour rotating shifts including holidays and weekends.

High School graduate or have completed a G.E.D., AND


  • Possess and maintain a valid Oregon class C driver’s license or out of state equivalent and an acceptable driving record.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual language skills in Spanish/English or Russian/English
  • Post high school education and/or degree in criminal justice, public or business administration, sociology, psychology or a related field