Salem police officers

Become a Salem Police Officer

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The Salem Police Department posts entry-level and presently-certified police officer job listings through the City of Salem Online Employment Center.



Salary and Benefits

Learn more about job opportunities for entry-level and lateral police officers.

Hiring Process

Learn how to apply and what to expect during the hiring process.

Ride Along

Observe our field operations on a ride-along with a patrol officer. Find the application and additional information.

Apply today to work at Oregon's newest and largest police station

Salem Police Station


The facility is 104,000 square-feet with three floors and plenty of space for our current authorized police force of 200 officers and 51.5 professional staff. 

Modern Design

Salem Police Department Headquaters Staircase

The building's design emphasizes an efficient work flow, as well as an open and welcoming environment for staff and visitors.

Premier Training

Salem Police Officer Virtual Reality Training

The police facility boasts multiple areas for training, including a virtual scenario-based training room and a fully-equipped fitness room.

Ready to learn more even more about us?

To know where we are headed in this next era of policing, we've got to have a road map. Check out our 2022-2024 Strategic Plan which outlines our commitment to improve the way we serve our community, and consider your role as part of the future of our organization.