We are accepting applicaitions for our eligibility list. Please download the application packet below
October 23rd 2015 4:00 p.m
Completed Application packets must be returned to Oregon City Hall 115 N. 3rd Street, Oregon, IL 61061
November 7th 2015: 8:00 a.m - 8:30 a.m.
Check in will begin for the Physical Agility Portion of the testing process.
Written exam will follow for applicants who pass the physical agility test.
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Thank you for your interest in the Oregon Police Department.
Chief Darin DeHaan
If you have any questions please fill out the following form.
How Will Physical Fitness Be Measured?
The POWER test consists of four basic tests. Each test is a scientifically valid test. It is recommended that five minutes of static stretching, using techniques approved by the Board, be completed prior to each test. A five minute rest is recommended between each test with a fifteen minute rest before the 1.5 mile run. The tests will be given in the following sequence with a rest period between each test.
1. Sit and Reach Test
This is a measure of the flexibility of the lower back and upper leg area. It is an important area for performing police tasks involving range of motion and is also important in minimizing lower back problems. The test involves stretching out to touch the toes or beyond with extended arms from the sitting position. The score is in the inches reached on a yard stick.
2. 1 Minute Sit-Up Test
This is a measure of the muscular endurance of the abdominal muscles. It is an important area for performing police tasks that may involve the use of force and is also an important area for maintaining good posture and minimizing lower back problems. The score is in the number of bent leg sit-ups performed in one minute.
3. 1 Repetition Maximum Bench Press
This is a maximum weight pushed from the bench press position and measures the amount of force the upper body can generate. It is an important area for performing police tasks requiring upper body strength. The score is a ratio of weight pushed divided by body weight.
4. 1.5 Mile Run
This is a timed run to measure the heart and vascular system's capability to transport oxygen. It is an important area for performing police tasks involving stamina and endurance and to minimize the risk of cardiovascular problems. The score is in minutes and seconds.
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THE OREGON POLICE DEPARTMENT IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF
PART-TIME PATROL OFFICERS.
PLEASE FILL OUT THE APPLICATION AND RETURN IT TO
OREGON CITY HALL
115 N. 3RD STREET OREGON, IL 61061
*We are only accepting applications from Certified Officers*
We offer a competative benefit package. Details will be posted soon.
• At least 21 years of age by application deadline date or academy graduation date.
• Have a High School Diploma or GED
• Valid driver's license
*CERTIFIED OFFICERS WILL NOT BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE POWER TEST. YOU ARE REQUIRED TO PASS THE WRITTEN TEST TO MOVE ONTO THE ORAL INTERVIEW PROCESS.