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The Bend Police Department takes pride in our workforce and the beautiful community that we serve. We are a progressive, innovative, community based department that acknowledges our most valued assets are the men and women who work at the Bend Police Department. We value teamwork, integrity and excellence with a mission to protect and serve.  

Why is Bend a great choice?

Bend is located along the banks of the Deschutes River and at the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Bend is an energetic city with a growing population of over 90,000.  To the east of the city is high desert vegetation and to the west is US Forest Service land.  As the county seat of Deschutes County, Bend covers 33.27 square miles.  Bend is noted for its scenic setting, mild climate, growing economy, and diverse and vibrant culture.  Locals and visitors engage in year-round outdoor recreation activities such as downhill and cross country skiing, rafting and kayaking, golfing, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and much more.

Explore the links in this section to learn more about our hiring process, current benefits, and incentives for lateral police officers.