Lateral Transfer Applicants

WCSO is looking for deputies who shape the culture of our agency while focusing on bettering themselves to provide excellent service to our community members.  We raise the bar in law enforcement in the 21st century.  We have built a culture of trust through constant training and relentless pursuit of self-improvement.  We look forward to you joining our team.

To qualify as a Patrol or Jail Lateral, candidates must possess a Basic Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training “DPSST” certification OR other equivalent local, state, or federal certification as a Police Officer or Sheriff’s Deputy, or Corrections Officer or Jail Deputy; Have completed a Field Training Program; Have at least one year of full-time equivalent (2080 hours) work experience as a certified law enforcement or corrections professional. Completion of required work experience must not have occurred greater than 12 months prior to the date of application submission.

Applicants must provide a copy of current their Law Enforcement or Corrections Certification

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All applicants will complete the following steps during the hiring process:

  • Apply – Washington County Sheriff’s Office
  • Test Online – National Testing Network
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Background Investigation
  • Jail Job Shadow and Patrol Ride-Along
  • Interviews
  • Conditional Job Offer
  • Medical and Psychological Evaluation

Incentives / Benefits

We believe in offering having state- of- the- art training and as well as fully-equipping our deputies with top-of-the-line gear. Deputies receive an annual footwear allowance and complete uniform with all duty gear included. Footwear allowance and complete uniform with all duty gear included.

We are invested in the well-being of our deputies., Extensive benefits include:

  • Veteran’s Preference
  • Incentive and premium pay for education and special teams
  • Bilingual pay
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Life Insurance, occupational life and long-term disability
  • Retirement benefits – PERS/OPSRP and deferred compensation
  • Tuition reimbursement

For a complete list of premium pays and other benefits, refer to the Washington County Police Officers’ Association (WCPOA) collective bargaining agreement located at Labor Agreements. To explore additional benefits offered, visit Employee Benefits.

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