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Police Officer

Eugene, OR
Eugene Police Department

This position performs a variety of law enforcement duties; first responder to incidents; serves as direct link between the department and the public; responds to, and investigates, incident scenes; assesses appropriate actions to incidents; patrols assigned areas; enforces laws and ordinances; makes arrests; preserves crime scene evidence; summarizes events in report format; and performs preventative community policing for diverse neighborhoods.

Beginning on or around December 13th, 2019 invitations to the testing phase of the recruitment process will be sent on a rolling basis to those applicants with a complete application who qualify. If you’d like to be eligible to receive an early invitation to schedule your testing, please make sure to submit your complete application as soon as possible. We anticipate taking the first 120 applicants who schedule their testing forward. Please note, that individual time-slots will be filled on a “first-come, first-served” basis.

We run the testing process with first come first served approach to provide candidates a quick and efficient recruitment process. Our recruiting process takes 90 days from the date of testing to an official offer of employment for successful applicants.

For applicants who are not local to the City of Eugene, we only require one trip to the Eugene area for testing and interview. If you are successful in testing, interview and the background process, we will issue a conditional job offer before requiring you to return to the area again for the psychological evaluation and medical exam.

Salary
$63,273.60 – $80,683.20 Annually

Responsibilities:

  • Patrols assigned district, by vehicle or foot, to detect and deter crime, and enforces state and municipal laws and ordinances, such as traffic and criminal codes and statutes; decides on whether to issue citations or make arrests.
  • Rapidly responds to a variety of calls of diverse incidents in progress or responds to past incidents, including traffic violations, property crimes such as burglaries and robberies, various violent crimes, neighborhood and domestic disputes.
  • Assesses situations, decides whether laws have been violated, and impartially decides upon appropriate actions and/or enforcement of appropriate laws (including situations such as traffic or person stops, custody situations, surveillance, building, property, and people searches); analyzes impact of decision on situation.
  • Communicates with dispatcher and keeps informed of incidents during shift; assesses whether incident can be handled by officer or requires back-up assistance of fellow officers or a Police Agent, or involvement of a Shift Sergeant.
  • Decides on use of appropriate physical force required, and, when possible, implements creative solutions to problems.
  • Directs traffic at incident scene.
  • Conducts complete and accurate preliminary and follow-up investigations; safeguards incident scene and preserves and/or collects evidence to meet court requirements, including physically protecting crime scene, preserving or collecting fingerprints, taking photographs or video tape of crime scene, and identifying and collecting other appropriate incident evidence.
  • Conducts investigation of vehicle accidents.
  • Interviews suspects and victims to gather accurate details of incidence.
  • Effectively handles violent, mentally ill, or intoxicated individuals.

Qualifications:

Beginning on or around December 13th, 2019 invitations to the testing phase of the recruitment process will be sent on a rolling basis to those applicants with a complete application who qualify. If you'd like to be eligible to receive an early invitation to schedule your testing, please make sure to submit your complete application as soon as possible. We anticipate taking the first 120 applicants who schedule their testing forward. Please note, that individual time-slots will be filled on a "first-come, first-served" basis.

We run the testing process with first come first served approach to provide candidates a quick and efficient recruitment process. Our recruiting process takes 90 days from the date of testing to an official offer of employment for successful applicants.

For applicants who are not local to the City of Eugene, we only require one trip to the Eugene area for testing and interview. If you are successful in testing, interview and the background process, we will issue a conditional job offer before requiring you to return to the area again for the psychological evaluation and medical exam.