Police Officer (Bend) Job at City of Bend Police Department – Oregon


Police Officer (Entry and Lateral)

SALARY: $66,479.50 – $80,806.54 Annually

Complete an application at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/bend

Open now until 3/10/2021 at 12:00pm


Live where you work and play where you live! The City of Bend Police Department is actively recruiting for full-time Lateral Police Officers. This recruitment will be used to fill vacancies and establish a list for upcoming openings. The eligibility list may be canceled at anytime, at the discretion of the City. This opportunity is a Bend Police Association, FLSA non-exempt position.

This opportunity is a Bend Police Association, FLSA non-exempt position (hourly, overtime eligible).

Joining the Bend Police Department gives you the opportunity to be part of a professional law enforcement agency that serves a city of more than 89,000 residents. We are a progressive, innovative community-based department who acknowledges our most valued asset is the men and women who work at the Bend Police Department.

As a member of the Bend Police Department, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Have a rewarding career with competitive pay and benefits
  • Work in a fast-paced environment with varied work including promotional and special team opportunities
  • Benefit from excellent training opportunities

If you have the qualities of teamwork, integrity and excellence, then we encourage you to join our department.

To be considered for this position, applicants must have a complete application : https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/bend

The submission deadline is March 10, 2021 @ 12:00 p.m. PST.

Hiring Process Phases:
The Bend Police Department selection includes the following components:

  • Completed application submitted
  • Web-Based Interview
  • Oral Board Interview / Oregon Physical Agility Testing (ORPAT)
  • Chief’s Interview
  • Successful completion of a background investigation, psychological testing and a full physical prior to receiving an official offer of employment.

Upon completion of each hiring process phase, applicants will be notified of his/her status via email.

The City of Bend is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. At Bend, we don’t just accept differences; we value them. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and support the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA).

The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification. Shown are duties intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following duties and responsibilities which are not listed in any particular order of importance:

  • Carries out the mission of the agency as defined in the mission statement; models and promotes the core values of the organization.
  • Performs a variety of law enforcement duties. As a first responder to incidents, serves as a direct link between the department and the public. Duties involve responding to and investigating incident and crime scenes, taking action at incidents, proactively patrolling assigned areas, engaging in information lead policing activities and making independent decisions to deter criminal activity. Enforcing laws and ordinances, making arrests, preserving crime scene evidence and performing preventative community policing. May be assigned to specialized units or teams in the department.
  • Serves arrest and search warrants.
  • Directs traffic and patrols areas during incidents or any other occasion of a special or emergency nature.
  • Investigates crashes, completes reports, makes arrests or issues citations; renders first aid.
  • Conducts investigations concerning various types of crime, interviews witnesses and suspects, takes photographs, fingerprints and gathers evidence.
  • Attend judicial proceedings, presents evidence and provides credible testimony.
  • Participates in departmental meetings and attends in-service training classes and schools.
  • Books in prisoners and transports prisoners when necessary.
  • Assists other law enforcement agencies.
  • Completes reports; conducts follow-up investigations and re-contacts.
  • Renders assistance to the public.
  • Complies with the safety requirements of the position and actively promotes safe work practices.
  • In an emergency event or an officially declared State of Emergency, responds as directed to ensure the restoration of essential public services, facilities and infrastructure.
  • Provide customer service and communicate effectively with citizens and coworkers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or directed.


  • Various law enforcement techniques and procedures.
  • Various state and local criminal, traffic and civil laws, codes and ordinances, and their application.
  • Federal and State laws regarding custody, interrogations, search and seizure, and other procedural aspects; knowledge of applicable case law, such as court decisions pertaining to search, seizure, and arrest.
  • Departmental policies and procedural manual, guidelines, and chain of command.
  • Basic investigative techniques.
  • Detection and basic identification of hazardous and controlled substances and their effects.
  • Operation of various types of firearms and other police equipment.
  • Safety and health hazards.
  • Use of defensive tactics.
  • Court procedures and rules of evidence.
  • Report writing techniques, crime coding system, and case preparation techniques.
  • Correct and safe usage of police equipment.
  • Community resources, such as social services available for persons in crisis situations.
  • Basic crime prevention techniques and information.
  • Basic problem-solving techniques and methodology.
  • Geographical layout of city.
  • Basic interview techniques.
  • Principles of First Aid.


  • Analyze complex situations and develop effective responses that may include law enforcement or the utilization of other community resources.
  • Identify criminal activities and decide upon appropriate response.
  • Evaluate high-risk situations and maintain flexibility; defuse tense situations.
  • Make appropriate decisions as to response; use discretion as required and calmly deal with stressful situations.
  • Apply knowledge obtained through past experiences and exposures along with skills obtained in training sessions in assessing new situations.
  • Apply applicable laws and procedures to specific situations and issue correct citations as applicable.
  • Safely operate a police vehicle in a pursuit situation and use defensive driving techniques.
  • Operate, use and maintain a variety of police tools in a safe and effective manner, such as police radios, various types of weapons and defensive tools, handcuffs, gas mask, speed measuring devices, Intoxilyzer, flares, fire extinguisher, fingerprint kit, first aid kit, and other specialized equipment. Check equipment and tools for condition and performance.
  • Judge when and what type of force is reasonable based on the circumstances.
  • Effectively observe assigned area to identify problems and probable violations of laws.
  • Analyze crime scene requirements and investigation techniques.
  • Collect, maintain and transport seized evidence in a safe manner.
  • Provide testimony in a competent manner.
  • Interview/interrogate witnesses and suspects; prepare clear reports and concise diagrams of events; remember names, faces, and details of incidents.
  • Communicate well, both orally and in writing, using good grammar and spelling.
  • Prepare clear and accurate reports and incident summaries in a timely manner.
  • Deal with people of diverse cultural backgrounds and personalities in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Access police systems on a computer as needed.
  • Must be able to work various shifts and in inclement weather as assigned.
  • Lift heavy gear and traffic hazards.
  • Develop and maintain physical fitness to subdue suspects and use appropriate physical force, move vehicles, and carry people.
  • Be flexible and available for rapid response needs and shifting priorities.
  • Keep updated on criminal intelligence, criminal/municipal statutes, training events and other briefing bulletins.
  • Must be able to be observant and aware while performing multiple tasks.
  • Pass police background check.

Experience and Training:

  • High school diploma or equivalent and at least two years of college coursework at time of application (3/10/2021); or have served in the military with an Honorable Discharge or any equivalent combination of Law Enforcement work experience.
  • Must be a minimum age of 21 years.
  • Academy Certification: be able to obtain certification by the Department of Public Safety
  • Standards and Training – DPSST Minimum Standards of Employment as a Law Enforcement
  • Officer as noted by DPSSTwww.oregon.gov/DPSST (Administrative Rule) within the first 12 months of employment.
  • Oregon Drivers License upon hire.
  • Must successfully pass a comprehensive background investigation including criminal history check and obtain an Oregon State Police Criminal Justice Information Systems clearance.

Work in a 24-hour environment with varied shifts including weekends and holidays. Duties are primarily performed on patrol in an assigned geographical area where the employee is exposed to varying and extreme weather conditions. When responding to emergencies, employee risks physical hazard from violent, aggressive, and hostile people, a variety of weapons, noise, chemicals, bodily secretions, sharp objects, traffic, drugs and drug paraphernalia and crime scenes. Physical exertion is required to climb stairs, go over walls, run, move heavy objects, crawl through tight spaces, kneel in confined areas and sit for a long period of time during surveillance. Physical effort is required to lift materials, equipment, and persons exceeding 75 lbs, and subdue combative persons.

Wages and Benefits:
Entry Level Police Officers start at step one within the salary schedule. Below is the wage scale currently used by the Bend Police Department, it does not guarantee a specific rate of pay. Certified police officers that transfer to our agency will start at a higher pay step based on level of experience.

  • STEP 1 – $5,540
  • STEP 2 – $5,817
  • STEP 3 – $6,108
  • STEP 4 – $6,413
  • STEP 5 – $6,734

Additional Pay Incentives may include:

  • Police Officers may earn up to an additional 14% premium pay (depending on education and certification). Certification pay is based on an officer who has an Advanced Certification from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training. The Intermediate Certification is currently a 9% pay incentive and the Advanced Certification is a 14% pay incentive. Officers must also meet an education requirement for this incentive.
  • Police Officers can qualify for a $1.15 per hour increase for demonstrated fluency in an eligible language (Spanish or American Sign Language).
  • Police Officers have opportunities to work overtime assignments which can further increase pay.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $5,540.00 – $6,734.00 per month


  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 10 hour shift
  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Night shift
  • Weekends


  • High school or equivalent (Required)

Work Location:

Company’s website:

  • https://www.bendoregon.gov/government/departments/police

Company’s Facebook page:

  • https://www.facebook.com/BendPoliceDepartmentOfficial/

Work Remotely:

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

About the Company

Company: City of Bend Police Department –

Company Location:  Oregon

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