CSOs are uniformed, non-sworn officers who provide a dynamic and wide variety of services to the public and the Eugene Police Department. CSOs handle non-emergency calls and assist other department divisions on a regular basis. Some of the job duties performed by CSOs include assisting with traffic crashes, responding to non-emergency calls, handling property and financial crime reports, and processing for evidence at burglaries and other property crime scenes.
CSO’s are fortunate to be able to participate in the many community events the Eugene Police Department sponsors every year. Some of the events include the Special Olympics Torch Run, Safety Town, Shop with a Cop, supplying meals to community members in need, and all the many other opportunities this department supports every year to serve the community.
CSO’s handle non-emergency calls and assist with investigations, crime prevention and special events/major incidents. They also provide vital support and relief for patrol officers.
CSO’s primary functions include:
Reviewing and approving on line reports
Handling phone reports (primarily for property and financial crimes)
Responding to burglaries and traffic crashes
Taking missing person and runaway juvenile reports
Other duties include:
Traffic control for major events or incidents
Collecting and processing evidence or found property
Responding to traffic hazards
assist the Animal Welfare Unit by transporting sick, injured or at large animals and by responding to animal welfare checks