Police Officer – Oregon Lateral

Salem, OR
Salem Police Department

The Salem Police Department is a full-service professional agency with 190 sworn positions and a full complement of support staff. The department is the 3rd largest municipal agency in the state of Oregon, and is located in the capital city of Salem, with a population of over 170,000 residents. Our agency has a full complement of special teams and units to include: SWAT, Bomb Squad, Mobile Response Team (Civil Unrest Team), Tactical Negotiations Team, Problem Oriented Policing, Narcotics Unit, DEA Task Force, Persons and Property Crime Detectives, Traffic Team, Downtown Enforcement Team, School Resource Officers, Crash Reconstructionist, Computer Forensics, Behavioral Health Unit, Training Division, Peer Support Team, Civil Investigations Team, and Patrol.

The Salem Police Department is a recognized leader in our region for technology and training to better serve our community and neighboring smaller departments. We have a fleet of state-of-the-art patrol cars with the latest computer technology, camera, license plate reader systems, and weapons platforms. In November of 2020 the Salem Police Department will have the largest police facility in the state. As a Salem Police Officer, you will be issued your needed equipment to include: uniforms, weapons (handgun and rifles), boots, duty gear, iPhones, and more.

$30.58 – $40.14 Hourly


• High School graduate or have completed a G.E.D. and must already possess a minimum of a Basic Police Certification by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).
• Currently employed as an Oregon police officer with a minimum of three years of full-time employment as a sworn police officer, in Oregon, who is DPSST certified for enforcement. Corrections only certification does not qualify. Must have met this requirement by the date of hire.
• Possess and maintain a valid Oregon class C driver's license or other state equivalent and have a driving record that meets the City of Salem's standards.
• Must be able to work periodic overtime and a variety of 24-hour rotating shifts including holidays and weekends.
• Be at least 21 years old at date of hire.
• Be a U.S. Citizen or have the ability to become one within 18 months of hire.
• Participate in competitive testing including physical fitness testing, reading comprehension, writing skills, written, physical/vision, hearing and psychological examinations, and be able to pass strict Police Department background investigation.
• Must pass the pre-employment drug test (including marijuana).
• Must pass the pre-employment background check.