Entry Level Patrol Deputy Information

Police Officer Writing Ticket to Person in Car


($27.68 - $35.35)

Essential Duties:

Salary and Benefits:  

  • First 6 months of training is paid at $27.68 per hour.  If progressing within standards, increase to $29.20 per hour after 6 months.   Merit increases give annually thereafter at 5% per year.  Current pay scale is $27.68 - $35.35 per hour.
  • Intermediate Certification pay is 4% extra incentive
  • Advanced Certification pay is 8% extra incentive
  • Education incentives:  1% Associates and 2% Bachelor’s 
  • Group insurance rates include: County paid Long Term Disability, Basic Life Insurance Coverage, Statutory Life Coverage (for eligible employees) and Accidental Death & Disability.
  • Current DCLEA Insurance Rates found here:  DCLEA Insurance Rates
  • HRA VEBA accounts county contribution of $212 per month.
  • PERS and optional deferred comp provided

What are the minimum qualifications? 

Age : 21

High School Grad/GED : Yes

Valid OREGON Driver's License : Yes

Additional Requirements :

  • Must pass the pre-employment drug test
  • Must pass a pre-employment psychological
  • Must pass the pre-employment background check. Please see Disqualifiers here: Disqualifiers
  • Must have completed the ORPAT (Oregon Physical Agility Test) within one year from date of application.  Douglas County has periodic testing dates that can be scheduled, or you can transfer a time from another agency if taken within the last year.  Please see link for video of ORPAT:  ORPAT VIDEO
  • Pass the required NTN testing.  Please follow this link:  PATROL DEPUTY TESTING
    1. Required passing scores are: Video Score 65, Writing Score 70, Reading Score 70
  • Must be able to work periodic overtime and a variety of rotating shifts including holidays and weekends.  
  • Pass a vision and hearing examination.
  • Graduation from high school or a G.E.D.