The Eugene Police Department is a state accredited and progressive law enforcement agency that serves the city, as well as the region through its 9-1-1 Communications Center. With a commitment to the concepts of Intelligence Led and Community Policing EPD dispatches officers, detectives, crime prevention specialists, and other staff focusing their energies on chronic crime and repeat offenders in an orchestrated effort to reduce crime. This requires a collaborative relationship with prosecution and corrections officials as well as the community. Eugene police personnel are staffed to a model where they are projecting their efforts directly in those neighborhoods where crime is occurring.
In a typical day, Eugene police officers are dispatched on average to about 340 calls for service. This activity generates about 21,000 criminal cases every year. EPD staff members also engage in proactive community education and crime prevention activities to help protect Eugene's residents.
The police captain is one of five division managers who report to the police chief who oversees all police services for the city and the regional 9-1-1 center. The police department employs about 190 sworn officers and 140 civilian employees who provide a variety of police services. The Department operates with a budget of approximately $51 million. The Eugene Police Department has received state and national recognition for its outreach to vulnerable communities, its Volunteers in Policing program, and its Interagency Narcotics Investigative Team.
The police department is composed of patrol, investigations, operations support, and technical services. Special units include: The School Resource Team, Patrol Canine Team, Traffic Enforcement Unit, Arson Team, Explosive Disposal Unit, SWAT Team, Crisis Negotiation Team, and the Major Collision Investigation Team:
Compensation & Benefits
The annual salary range for this position is $92,643-$115,481.
Upon eligibility, the City will contribute an employee contribution of 6%, as well as the employer contribution, to a retirement program administered by the Oregon Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS). In addition, the City will pay a 3% contribution to a deferred compensation program if the employee contributes at least 1%.
The competitive benefit package includes:
• Comprehensive Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
• Life and Long-term Disability insurances
• Generous Vacation and Sick Leave
• Ten Paid Holidays
The City will assist the candidate with moving and relocation expenses.
Application and Selection Process
Candidates may apply on-line for the position by 5:00 p.m. November 11, 2016.
Each candidate's background will be evaluated on the basis of information submitted at the time of application to determine the level and scope of the candidate's preparation for the position. Only the more qualified candidates, as determined by the screening process, will be invited to participate in the selection process.
Examples of Duties Performed - Duties may include but are not limited to the following
For more information on the qualities sought in this recruitment, please see the attached brochure:
Police Captain Brochure
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for the police captain's position will be able to lead a major operational or administrative division for a modern, progressive police department, instilling trust in the services in the community, developing and implementing plans to achieve the mission and vision of the department, and inspiring employees to perform with excellence. As a member of the police department's management team, the captain will be part of a collaborative team working with the chief to provide leadership and management of department-wide issues and supporting the goals
and directions for the department from the city manager and the city's elected leadership.
Sought characteristics and abilities:
Model integrity and ethical behavior
Commitment and understanding to intelligence led policing
Make sound and well-informed decisions
Develop objectives to achieve the department's missions
Communicate effectively with a cross-cultural audiences
Highly effective working relationships with diverse groups
Identify issues, analyze problems, and work collaboratively to solve them.
Accessible and supportive of professional development, retention, and diversity
Understand and appreciate positive, and productive labor relations
Develop and maintain relationships with other agencies to enhance service
Leadership in bringing intergovernmental and community partners together
To be considered for this position, candidates must have eight years of progressively responsible police experience, including two years of managerial experience, and a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, business, public administration, or a closely related field. (Additional responsible, relevant experience may be substituted for the degree on a year-to-year basis.)
Note: Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training Certification is required. Certified Police Officers from other states are able to transfer equivalent training credits and certification. Typically, a POST or comparable certification from another state plus attendance and successful completion of a 3-week Oregon Career Officers Development class (made available by the employer) will accomplish Oregon certification.
Finalists will be subject to a full background investigation including a review of performance, personnel files, and Internal Affairs history as well as comprehensive references. Recent sustained allegations of misconduct could be grounds for disqualification.
To apply for this position, select the Apply button on this job posting and complete the on-line application and supplemental questionnaire for Police Captain.
Questions and inquiries may be directed to:
Becky DeWitt, Recruitment & Selection Manager
940 Willamette St Ste 200
Eugene, OR 97401
Telephone;: (541) 682-5629
More general information about the Eugene Police Department and the City of Eugene is available on our website at: www.eugene-or.gov
The City of Eugene is committed to a work environment which values the cultural, educational, and life experience of each employee. We believe that a diverse workforce enables us to deliver culturally competent service to all members of our community. As part of our commitment to diversity, the City continues to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, people with disabilities, and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
The City of Eugene complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any applicant with a qualified disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act may request accommodation by contacting Becky DeWitt at (541) 682-5629.
In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Eugene will request all eligible candidates who accept employment with the City to provide documentation to prove they are eligible for employment in the United States.