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The Oregon Police Department is accepting Lateral Police Applications on a continuous basis. See below…….

We do accept lateral transfer applications on an ongoing basis. *See Lateral Minimum Qualifications below.

Experienced Police Officer
The Oregon Police Department is currently accepting lateral applications for the position of experienced Police Officer. Applications are currently available here: City of Oregon Lateral Police Officer Application Packet

To be eligible for the Experienced Police Officer Hiring Program, an individual must meet the minimum qualifications for hire, and be a non-probationary police officer or previous non-probationary police officer who is currently in good standing in the police department in which the person serves or has left the department in which such person served in good standing.

Minimum qualifications for hire

  • 21 years of age
  • High school graduate or GED
  • No record of felony convictions

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Salary & Benefits


  • $44.379 base-rate for entry-level officers
  • $52,260 2-4 years
  • $55,900 5 + years (with continued seniority step increases thereafter)

​Health, dental, vision, and life plans

  • Employee 90% and dependent coverage 75%
  • Flexible spending accounts

Paid time off

  • Holidays
  • Vacation
  • Sick Leave
  • Compensatory Time Leave


  • IMRF Police Pension

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • NA


  • Starting: $44,379 ($21.34 hourly)
  • Experienced officers with two or more years of service can start at $52,260 ($25.13 hourly)
  • Five years of experience will start at $55,900 ($26.89 hourly).

Benefits Summary:

  • $50,000 life insurance policy for each full-time employee
  • 12 paid Holidays
  • Minimum 24 hours of Personal Leave each fiscal year
  • Generous longevity pay based upon completed years of continuous employment with the City
  • Option to participate in deferred compensation Plan
  • Uniforms and equipment are provided for all police officers

Sworn Officers:

  • 9

City Population:

  • 3,518

Position Details

Lateral Entry Candidate Screening and Application Period:

  • Applications are accepted on an ongoing, continuous basis and will be reviewed at the time of a vacancy.
  • You will be notified is there are immediate vacancies to be filled through the lateral entry process.
  • There is no guarantee of an interview or further consideration for candidates submitting an application. Inclusion in any lateral entry candidate screening process shall be based upon the relative excellence of the candidates reflecting qualifications above the stated minimum qualifications and the hiring needs of the Department at the time of review.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a U.S Citizen or legally authorized to work in the U.S.
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Proof of a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Proof of a valid Driver’s License
  • Post-probationary status as a police officer in the United States
  • In good standing with current department and/or left previous department(s) in good standing.
  • Must successfully complete an oral interview and background investigation
  • Must successfully complete a medical examination and psychological tests
  • No felony convictions. NOTE: Some convictions for misdemeanors or serious traffic offenses may also disqualify applicants from further consideration

Questions should be directed to:

Chief Darin DeHaan