Police Officer – Out-of-State Lateral

Salem, OR
Salem Police Department

Salary: $39.90 – $43.99 Hourly.

Closing Date: 6/30/2024.

Position Summary:

As a City of Salem Police Officer you will be patrolling assigned areas to enforce laws and ordinances. You will also answer and investigate citizen complaints, reports, examine crime/accident scenes and/or preserve evidence as needed. Some other assignments will include meeting with the public, community meetings and/or presenting the public with information to keep their household, property, or themselves, safe.


  • 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) or out-of-state equivalent.
  • Is currently, or has been within the past 12 months, employed as an Police Officer with a minimum of three years of full-time employment as a police officer (jail and most federal law enforcement experience will not be counted toward the three-year minimum).
  • Currently employed and certified applicants do not need to take the NTN Frontline National Test or the ORPAT.
  • 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.