COTTAGE GROVE POLICE DEPARTMENT
400 E MAIN STREET
COTTAGE GROVE, OREGON 97424
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Updated: May 18, 2020
Classification: Police Officer - Entry or LateralThe Cottage Grove Police Department is currently hiring for Entry or Lateral Police Officer. To be eligible, candidates are required to complete the FrontLine National exam and obtain ORPAT certification by the deadline of July 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm. Also, candidates are required to upload a copy of their City of Cottage Grove Application, DD214 and a resume to their NTN account.
In order to allow time for interested applicants to take both the written and ORPAT exams, we are extending the deadline to July 1, 2020 at 5 pm. If testing locations become more readily available before then, CGPD reserves the right to change the deadline to an earlier date than May 29th.
The department requires candidates to complete an online application which can be found Here.
Salary Information: $4,294 to $5,836.85 mo. (depending on certification and experience)
Benefit Information: Comprehensive healthcare package offering medical, dental, vision,prescription, life insurance coverage, and long-term disability; life insurance; retirement program through PERS; uniforms, equipment, and training provided; FTO incentive $100/mo.; longevity pay 2% fund contribution; paid vacation, sick, and holiday time; ability to accrue up to 80 hours of compensatory time.Contact Information:Janice Cramer Administrative Manager541-942-9145 ext. 138 email@example.com Department Overview: The Cottage Grove Police Department provides 24/7 law enforcement coverage to nearly 10,000 residents within the 4 square mile city. There are 17 sworn officers, including the Chief, two Captains, and two Sergeants. The police department also runs a 16-bed municipal jail and is the 911 center for South Lane County.The department has a patrol K9 and a narcotics K9, as well as a School Resource Officer, two Community Service Officers, and a reserve police officer program. Officers work four 10-hour shifts followed by 3 days off. Area Information: Cottage Grove, the “Covered Bridge Capital of Oregon”, is locatedin the middle of western Oregon in the southern part of Lane County, on Interstate 5. It is approximately 20 miles south of Eugene/Springfield and is the third largest city in Lane County. The average high temperature in the summer is 82 degrees, with anaverage winter low of 34 degrees. Population: 9,900 (2017)
US Citizen: Yes, within 12 months of hire date
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid OREGON State Driver's License: Yes, Oregon driver license required.
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Must meet the Department of Public Safety Standards and
Training requirements as detailed in Oregon
Administrative Rules (OARs) 259-008-0000.
College: Not required
Academy Certification: Preferred.
Lateral applicants must possess at least a Basic
certification from the Department of Public Safety
Standards and Training, and/or any equivalent
out-of-state certification recognized by DPSST.
Prior Experience: Preferred, not required
Hiring Process: Candidates must pass all written, physical, oral,
background, medical, and psychological examinations.
Criminal Activity Disqualifiers:
Disqualifiers: Multiple moving violations
Drug Use Disqualifiers: Illegal manufacture, transport, or sale of a controlled substance