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. See 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.
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:
NIH Body Mass Index calculator - One of the greatest challenges is being able to carry yourself through the course. Consult the body mass index to find the recommended level for you. Being within that range will help you during the test.
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.