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Employment Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age by the time of appointment, and cannot be older than 35.

Applicants must have an Associates Degree or have completed 60 semester credit hours or 90 quarter credit hours from an accredited college or university in any discipline. The applicant’s GPA can be no lower than 2.0.

Applicants are not required to have the Ohio Peace Officer’s Certification, but applicants who do already possess their OPOTA certification will receive 3 bonus points.

Applicants must undergo a rigorous background investigation and be able to pass both a psychological assessment and a physical fitness assessment. A drug screen will also be conducted.

Applicants must also possess a valid Ohio driver’s license

Veterans with at least 180 days of active duty who provide a DD 214 can receive 5 bonus points.

The Oregon Police Division uses the National Testing Network (NTN) to compile a list of eligible candidates. Applicants acquire more information about the testing process and locations on the NTN website. Other employment questions can be directed to our Civil Service Commission at (419) 698-7094.


Under general supervision, perform various duties to protect and serve the general public; enforce and uphold the laws set forth by the Constitution of the United States, the State of Ohio and the Charter of the City of Oregon; perform related duties as assigned. See further requirements, duties and responsibilities posted in City office.

In order to become a Police Officer in the City of Oregon an examination is given by the Civil Service Commission. The starting salary is $30.59 per hour and maximum reached in six (6) years is $39.78 per hour and includes excellent benefits. Interested candidates should call the City of Oregon Civil Service Commission at (419) 698-7094.

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