About the Eugene Police Department
The Eugene Police Department (EPD) is a progressive, professional law-enforcement agency that serves the city of Eugene, Oregon. In fulfillment of the public trust, the Eugene Police Department works in partnership with our community to promote safety and security, enforce laws, prevent crimes, and safeguard the constitutional rights of all people.
The department serves a city of more than 177,732 residents (2021) with about 385 employees and a budget of $81.2 million in FY23. About 223 sworn officers work in patrol, investigations, traffic enforcement and administrative positions. While about 162 civilian employees work mostly in records, communications, crime prevention and administrative support positions. In a typical day, Eugene police officers are dispatched to about 261 calls per day. This activity creates approximately 7,500 distinct criminal cases per year.
To be a leader in policing, providing safety for all.
- Integrity - To be fair, honest, and ethical.
- Compassion - To respond empathetically to others.
- Courage - Mental and ethical fortitude to act for right regardless of risk to self.
- Keep Eugene Safe - We protect the welfare of our community and visitors, so everyone feels secure.
- Community Trust - We serve our community and each other through open engagement in a culture of integrity.
- Exceptional Work Force - We treat each other with compassion, fairness, and inclusiveness, while encouraging physical and emotional well-being.
Police Officer Jobs
Eugene police officers serve the community and are dispatched to about 261 calls per day. There are approximately 223 sworn officers working patrol, investigations, traffic enforcement and administration. The department is actively looking to fill a number of police officer positions, both from those with prior police experience and those interested in being trained in law enforcement to serve their community.
Civilian Support Jobs
It takes a team of dedicated professionals to provide support to the front-line police officers who make sure our community remains safe. This includes records, communications, crime prevention, forensics and administrative support.
Central 911 Jobs
Central Lane 911 is a division of the Eugene Police Department, serving the residence of most of Lane County. This vital service takes almost 1,200 calls a day for assistance. Employees of this centralized communications center are responsible for determining what help is needed and dispatching quick response for police, fire and emergency medical services.
The Eugene Police Cadet Program is a great way for young people to service the community while gaining career development experience. Candidates need to be at least 16 to 20 years old and are currently in high school or possess a high school diploma or equivalent. For more details visit the Eugene Police Cadet Program webpage.
The Eugene Police Department’s Volunteers in Policing Program partners citizens and police in support of our crime prevention and community policing efforts. Volunteers come from all demographics and perspectives including all ages, levels of income and diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Interested in being part of this community policing effort? For more details visit the EPD Volunteers webpage.
Come Serve with Us!
The Eugene Police Department provides a critical service to the community of Eugene, Oregon. This partnership provides safety and security, enforces laws, prevents crimes, and safeguards the constitutional rights of all people. If you are interested in being a part of this team visit the current job openings webpage.