Become a Baker City Police Officer

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

Deadline: September 30, 2023, 9AM

The physical fitness test will take place on September 30th at 9AM at the Baker High School track, 2500 E Street. Applicants who successfully complete the physical fitness test will be invited to take the written portion of the testing at 1PM at the Baker City Police Department, 1768 Auburn Avenue. 

Employment Application

Job Description

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)