WPD Hiring Lateral Police Officer Transfers

The Woodburn Police Department is currently hiring for lateral police officers to perform a variety of law enforcement duties, such as responding to and investigating diverse incident scenes; patrolling assigned areas; enforcing laws and ordinances; making arrests; preserving crime scene evidence; summarizing events in report format; and performing preventative community policing for culturally diverse neighborhoods and may be assigned to specialized units or teams in department.

Members of the Woodburn Police Department work closely with our culturally dynamic community. Each member of our organization is a vital component in providing leadership and confidence to our citizens through education as well as enforcement. WPD officers are equipped with the tools and training necessary to be effective and contemporary when serving the community. Many members of the department are instructors and leaders not only in the law enforcement arena, but in service and community organizations.

Incentives for lateral officers include: 

  • Employment incentive of $2,000 with the first $1,000 paid upon hire and the second $1,000 paid upon successful completion of probation;
  • Laterals are eligible for up to $1,500 reimbursement for moving expenses for moving over 50 miles.
  • Laterals will be provided a time bank of 40 hours of vacation and 40 hours of sick time upon employment;
  • Laterals will earn vacation time commensurate with their years of experience.

All applicants must complete an online City application with cover letter and resume. Recruitment for these positions is continuous. Applicants must complete NTN and ORPAT testing provide by the National Testing Network before hired.

Salary for lateral position is dependent on qualifications, but will fall in the $25.29 to $41.69 range.

Benefits include comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, PERS and optional deferred compensation.

Bilingual candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information or to apply, click here.

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