Lateral Police Officer

Eugene, OR
Eugene Police Department
Salary: $61,734.40-$78,707.20 Annually

Joining the Eugene Police Department will give you the opportunity to be part of a progressive, professional law enforcement agency that serves a city of more than 156,000 residents. In a typical day, Eugene Police Officers are dispatched to about 275 calls for service (100,000 calls each year). EPD staff members also engage in proactive community education and crime-prevention activities to help protect all of Eugene’s residents.

$61,734.40 – $78,707.20 Annually


Joining the Eugene Department will allow you to:
• Have a rewarding career with competitive pay and benefits
• Work in a fast-paced environment with varied work including promotional and special team opportunities
• Benefit from excellent training opportunities
If you have the qualities of integrity, professionalism, teamwork, strong communication skills, and the ability to problem solve in a dynamic situation, then we would encourage you to join our department.


Lateral Officer Minimum Qualifications:

To meet the minimum qualifications to be a lateral candidate at the Eugene Police Department, the following Experience, Education, and Certification requirements must be met at the time of application:

At least three years of continuous service exercising police powers at a city (municipal), county or state police agency responsible for responding to emergency 9-1-1 calls. The service must be current, full-time, and continuous with no more than a 30 day break in service at the time of application, and the candidate must have been so employed within 90 days of the Eugene Police Department hire date.

High school diploma, GED, or equivalent

Lateral officers with a state certification recognized by Oregon do not have to attend the DPSST Basic Academy. Lateral officers with a state certification not recognized by Oregon, must attend a two-week Career Officer Development Academy at DPSST in Salem upon hire. Candidates must also meet the minimum requirements for certification by DPSST upon date of hire. For the most current information regarding certification recognition and requirements and to answer any specific questions, please contact DPSST directly at .

Must be able to work various shifts, nights, weekends and holidays. Officers assigned to a patrol team are currently working a 4/10 work schedule. Emergency response time for a Police Officer requires reporting to work and being ready for duty within 45 minutes of notification.