Not often can you find a career that matches great benefits and job security with the opportunity to make immediate and positive impacts every day.
When you wear the badge, you represent not only yourself and your department, but an ideal your community expects from its police. As a first responder you are a symbol of hope, safety and service.
Police officers must possess a passion for service and a commitment to professionalism. Join the law enforcement profession, where you make a different in peoples’ lives every day.
What are the minimum requirements to be a Corvallis Police Officer?
21 years of age at time of hire
Possess a High School Diploma or GED
60 semester/90 quarter hours accredited college
Ability to pass a background investigation
Must pass a pre-employment drug screen
Must be a US Citizen within 18 months of date of hire
Ability to meet physical, medical and psychological requirements for the position (see Oregon Administrative Rule 259-008-0010 Minimum Standards for Employment as a Law Enforcement Officer: www.oregon.gov/DPSST)
What are the Salary and Benefits of a Corvallis Police Officer:
The starting salary for an entry level police officer is:
$4,657 a month
There are six steps in the police officer classification. The salary at the top step of this classification is:
$6,2412 a month
Lateral Police Officers: The Chief of Police has the discretion to start Lateral Officers at a higher pay step consistent with years of experience. Lateral Officers may be credited with up-front sick leave and vacation banks. Additionally Lateral Officers may serve a shorter probationary period at the discretion of the Chief of Police.
Are there any salary incentives I can earn?
The City of Corvallis Police Department offers several different incentives to Police Officers:
Certification from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST):
Intermediate Certification: 2% addition to base salary
Advanced Certification: 4% addition to base salary
Physical Fitness: Annual physical fitness testing is offered. Officers who pass the Oregon Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT)will earn a 2% addition to base salary.
Bilingual: A 5% increase to base salary can be earned by those officers who demonstrate proficiency in a second language. Proficiency is demonstrated through annual testing.
Opportunities for Advancement and Special Assignments:
Patrol and Drug Detection K9 Programs
– Major Crimes Team
– Street Crimes Unit
– Detective Unit
– Police Training Officer(PTO)
– Deputy Medical Examiner
– Motorcycle Traffic Officer
– Bicycle Patrol
– OSU Greek Liaison Program
What’s the Hiring Process?
The recruitment process for the police officer position will take approximately 6 months to complete. You must pass each step in order to continue in the process. Prior applicants are eligible to reapply: