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Entry Level Police Officer Job - Bend Police Department - Bend, Oregon

June 11, 2014

Bend Police Department

Position Title: Entry Level Police Officer
Position Type: Civilian
Closing Date: 7/31/2014
Job Description

555 NE 15TH ST
Updated: June 10, 2014

Classification:  Entry Level Police Officer

The Bend Police Department is currently filling vacancies for recruit police officers.  Vacancies are filled by compiling a list of the top candidates through National Testing Network (NTN) testing, ORPAT and oral board.  Testing is open continuously and new hires will occur as openings become available.  However, all applicants who have completed their NTN FrontLine National testing and City of Bend NeoGov applications by July 31, 2014 will be considered eligible for the initial hiring process beginning in August of 2014.

To be considered for employment with the City of Bend, you must also apply at  A cover letter and resume are also required.

ORPAT is scheduled separately from the NTN home page.  You must have both a FrontLine National and valid ORPAT test for this position.  Testing for both FrontLine National and ORPAT is available at the Brooklake campus of Chemeketa Community College.  The department will also offer ORPAT at the end of the testing process.

The Bend Police Department requires the candidate PHQ.  You can access the questionnaire through your NTN candidate account.  Please complete the PHQ as soon as possible as it is required for your hiring process.

Salary Information:  Up to $4,498 per month. 
Additional pay incentives may be given for holiday bank compensation, overtime, uniform maintenance allowance, specialty assignment pay or certification incentives.  The department also offers a Police Proficiency Incentive Program which offers additional pay incentives ranging from 7% to 14%, depending on DPSST Certification levels and completion of the Oregon Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT).

Benefit Information:
•    The City of Bend provides an excellent health coverage plan for employee and eligible dependents, including medical, vision, prescription, dental, life insurance, and long term disability
•    All uniforms and equipment provided
•    Shift overtime is paid at 1.5 times the regular rate of pay
•    Bend Police Officers are enrolled in a retirement plan through the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS)
•    Paid vacation and sick time
•    Ability to accrue up to 80 hours in Comp Time
Contact Information:
Captain Cory Darling
Support Services Division Commander

Department Information:  Bend PD's 115 employees (91 sworn, 24 non-sworn) work together to support our mission statement, "We, together with the community, will provide Law Enforcement Services of the highest quality."  We are committed to our core values of Service, Integrity, Fairness, Caring, Partnership, Progressive and Excellence.  The Bend Police Department has three divisions: Patrol Division, Investigations Division and Support Services.  These divisions are comprised of the Patrol Team, Traffic Team, K-9 Team, Criminal Detectives, Narcotics Detectives, SWAT, Community Service Officers, Evidence Technicians, Training Division and Records.  Patrol shifts are 11.25 hours, four days a week.  This is followed by four days off.  There is a 6 hour in service training day every quarter.
Population:  85,000

Job Requirements
  • Age 21
  • Education High School Grad/GED
  • Experience Entry
  • Additional Requirement :

    Job Requirements
    Age: 21
    US Citizen: Yes
    High School Grad/GED: Yes or GED equivalent
    Valid OREGON State Driver's License: Yes
    Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
    Vision: DPSST requirement of 20/30 corrected

    College:  Minimum of 45 credit hours of college classes from an accredited education institution or military service with an honorable discharge.

    Academy Certification:  Be able to be certified as a police officer by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training - DPSST Minimum Standards of Employment as a Law Enforcement Officer are located at (Administrative Rule 259-008-0010).

    To schedule testing, go to and click on LAW ENFORCEMENT JOBS.  Select the department and read over all the requirements and if qualified, select a testing location and a time and date for testing on the website calendar. An ORPAT can also be scheduled by clicking on the ORPAT link on the main page of the website and following the instructions. For questions concerning the testing process, please contact NTN Customer Support at 866-563-3882.  For updates and new job announcements, “Like” National Testing Network on Facebook.

  • Salary Information
    Entry Level Salary: $4498   monthly

    Contact Information

    Chad Andrews
    Bend Police Department
    555 NE 15th St.
    Bend, Oregon 97701
    ph: (866)563-3882