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Police Sergeant-City of Cottage Grove Police Department (OR)

Date Posted: March 14, 2024

Employer: City of Cottage Grove Police Department


Now Recruiting!

The City of Cottage Grove Police Department is seeking two new Police Sergeants to join our organization. We are looking for individuals who have excellent leadership skills, a passion to serve, solid law enforcement experience and a strong dedication to our core values of service, empathy, integrity, and courage.


Email a Completed City of Cottage Grove Application, Cover Letter, and Resume to HR at [email protected]
Application and Detailed Job Posting Available at
Position Closes on April 5, 2024 5:00pm


$6,000 Hiring Incentive!
Annual Base Salary of $87,756 + Overtime
Up to $1,000 Moving Expenses Reimbursement
80 Hours of Vacation and 80 Hours of Sick Leave Upon Hire
Vacation Accrual Commensurate with Years of Service
8 Hours of Sick Leave per Month
8 Hours of Holiday Leave per Month
Low Cost, Low Deductible Medical Plan with Excellent Coverage
Two Options for Dental Insurance
Up to $170 Per Month Employer Paid HRA Contributions
100% Paid PERS Retirement
PERS Retirees Able to Work Back, w/No Annual Max for Hours Worked
Longevity Benefits & Life Insurance
Bilingual Pay

Education & Experience:

Thorough knowledge of police practices and procedures, investigative methods and techniques, federal, state and local laws, firearm use and safety precautions, principles of supervision and personnel practices.
Equivalent to high school graduation/GED.
Five years of experience in law enforcement, or any satisfactory combination of experience, education, and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties.

Special Requirements and Certifications:

Oregon DPSST Basic Law Enforcement Academy or equivalent.
Must possess and maintain a CPR/First Aid card.
Possession of current DPSST Supervisory Certificate or ability to obtain and maintain DPSST Supervisory Certificate within two-years of appointment.
Possess and maintain, in good standing, a valid Oregon driver’s license.
Must pass a full background check and post conditional medical and psychological evaluation.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous supervisory experience.
Possession of DPSST Advanced Certificate of higher.
Prefer individuals who have demonstrated abilities with Active Listening, Critical Thinking, Social Perception, Negotiation and Persuasion in addition to current Oregon law and Legal theory.

The City of Cottage Grove provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


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