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 (See Specialty Assignment Experience Consideration heading below for lateral police officers with police canine or traffic (motor) officer experience for lateral specialty assignment information) 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
  • Applicants with the special assignment experience as listed below