Lateral Police Officer

Bend, OR
Bend Police Department

Live where you work and play where you live! The City of Bend Police Department is actively recruiting for full-time Lateral Police Officers. This recruitment will be used to fill vacancies and establish a list for upcoming openings. The eligibility list may be canceled at anytime, at the discretion of the City. This opportunity is a Bend Police Association, FLSA non-exempt position.

Joining the Bend Police Department will give you the opportunity to be part of a professional law enforcement agency that serves a city of more than 97,000 residents. We are a progressive, innovative community-based department who acknowledges our most valued asset is the men and women who work at the Bend Police Department

$66,479.50 – $80,806.54 Annually

3/10/2021 12:00 PM Pacific


  • Carries out the mission of the agency as defined in the mission statement; models and promotes the core values of the organization.
  • Performs a variety of law enforcement duties. As a first responder to incidents, serves as a direct link between the department and the public. Duties involve responding to and investigating incident and crime scenes, taking action at incidents, proactively patrolling assigned areas, engaging in information lead policing activities and making independent decisions to deter criminal activity. Enforcing laws and ordinances, making arrests, preserving crime scene evidence and performing preventative community policing.  May be assigned to specialized units or teams in the department.
  • Serves arrest and search warrants.
  • Directs traffic and patrols areas during incidents or any other occasion of a special or emergency nature.
  • Investigates crashes, completes reports, makes arrests or issues citations; renders first aid.
  • Conducts investigations concerning various types of crime, interviews witnesses and suspects, takes photographs, fingerprints and gathers evidence.
  • Attend judicial proceedings, presents evidence and provides credible testimony.
  • Participates in departmental meetings and attends in-service training classes and schools.
  • Books in prisoners and transports prisoners when necessary.
  • Assists other law enforcement agencies.
  • Completes reports; conducts follow-up investigations and re-contacts.
  • Renders assistance to the public.
  • Complies with the safety requirements of the position and actively promotes safe work practices.
  • In an emergency event or an officially declared State of Emergency, responds as directed to ensure the restoration of essential public services, facilities and infrastructure.
  • Provide customer service and communicate effectively with citizens and coworkers.


• Academy Certification: Must currently be a certified officer within the State of Oregon, or if an out-of-state applicant must be able to obtain reciprocity of certification granted by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training as a Law Enforcement Officer.
• High school diploma or equivalent and at least two years of college coursework /at time of application (3/10/2021); or have served in the military with an Honorable Discharge or any equivalent combination of Law Enforcement work experience.
• Must be a minimum age of 21 years.
• Oregon Drivers License upon hire.
• Must successfully pass a comprehensive background investigation including criminal history check and obtain an Oregon State Police Criminal Justice Information Systems clearance.