Eugene Police Hiring Information

Now accepting applications for the position of Entry Level Police Officer.
Beginning on or around December 13, 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.

                                       ENTRY LEVEL POLICE OFFICER

The Eugene Police Department is also currently hiring Lateral Police Officers. Please click on the following link, Lateral Police Officers, for more information about the position, benefits, wages and 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. City of Eugene Job Postings.

We have put together a Prezi, to help you better navigate the EPD hiring process. Click on the title "EPD Officer Hiring Process" to view a full-screen version on the Prezi website.


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.


The following links provide tips for preparing and
passing the test:


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

Ride Alongs

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