Police Hiring Process

Interested in Becoming a Police Officer?

The City of Eugene Police Department (EPD) is a progressive, professional law-enforcement agency that serves a city of more than 170,000 resident (2020) with about 328 employees.  EPD responds to call for service, assisting community members and providing administrative service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.    The department is actively recruiting police officers to join this professional, dedicated team who serve the Eugene community.  Below is some information about the hiring process.

A Word From Chief Skinner

Hiring Process

Recruitment and Employment

The City of Eugene values diversity in its work force and is committed to affirmative action. For more information, call 541-682-5061, and please keep checking the following site for future officer position postings, which are updated regularly. See City of Eugene Job Postings.

What are the qualifications to become a police officer?

The Eugene Police Department has recently switched from the Police Officer Physical Abilities Test to the Oregon Physical Abilities Test. Being hired as an officer in the City of Eugene requires that you pass the ORPAT.


Tips for preparing and passing the test:

Want to Learn More?

Would you like to talk to someone on the Recruiting Team? Fill out a Recruiting Team Contact Form


Ride-Alongs

*Temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 protocols, please check back later*

You can also request a ride-along to learn more about the challenges, risks and rewards of the police officer’s role in our community. Ride-alongs are not guaranteed and are based upon availability of officers. They can be subject to change due to public safety needs. In order to take a ride-along, you must meet the eligibility criteria outlined on the ride-along request form, which you will be asked to complete beforehand. If you are interested in this program, please email the Program Manager.

Come Serve with Us!

The Eugene Police Department provides a critical service to the community of Eugene, Oregon.  This partnership provides safety and security, enforces laws, prevents crimes, and safeguards the constitutional rights of all people.  If you are interested in being a part of this team, click the buttons below to learn more.


Hiring Police Officers

$65,832.00 - $83,948.80 Annually 


Hiring Lateral Police Officers

Salary Range:  $65,832.00 - $83,948.80 Annually  

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