Become a Baker City Police Officer

To apply, please complete an employment application (linked below) to or 1655 1st Street, room 204.

Deadline: Open

Employment Application

Job Description

Fitness Test Standards

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must be able to legally possess a firearm. 
  • Be a United States Citizen by birth or Naturalized United States Citizen.
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Possess and maintain a valid license to operate a motor vehicle.
  • Applicant must pass physical agility, written and oral exams, background check, and psychological exam.

Hiring Steps 

Preliminary Steps 
  • Complete employment application (linked above)
  • Pass physical fitness test.
  • Pass written exam. (National Police Officer Selection Test)
  • Selected applicant who pass the tests above will be invited back for a panel interview. Time and date TBD.
Post interview hiring steps with conditional employment offer 
  • Background investigation
  • Psychological evaluation 
  • Drug screening 
  • Pre-employment health physical 

Salary and Benefits

Entry level 
  • Base salary - $4,976/monthly 
  • Vacation leave - 12 days/year
  • Sick leave - 12 days/year
  • Holiday leave - in lieu of holiday pay, each employee shall receive 9 hours/month applied to their vacation bank
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance - city pays 90%  
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Basic life, AD&D, and statutory life insurance - paid for by the city at 1.5% of annual salary up to $100,000
  • Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)