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About Our Department

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Bend Police Officer on a police motorcycle

Want to learn more about the Bend Police Department?  Have questions about a specific position?  Check out the information below to learn more about us!

Speaking with a recruiter, participating in a ride-along, and reviewing some of the links and documents here are all great ways to get to know our department.

Speak with a recruiter

Have questions about a position within our Department?  Email and a recruiter will connect with you shortly.  Be sure to include your phone number, if you would prefer they call you.

Schedule a ride-along

Connecting with someone in the role you're hoping to get hired into is a great way to learn more about the position, and our department.  To schedule a ride-along, please contact the Bend Police Records Division at 541-322-2960.  Let the person you speak with know where you are in the application process, and which position you are applying for so they can schedule you with the appropriate team.  The below forms must be completed before your ride-along can be scheduled. Forms can be obtained from the Records window during normal business hours, or printed and emailed to

Ride Along Forms

City of Bend on YouTube

City Edition videos provide insight about current happenings within the different departments of the City of Bend.

Follow Us On Social Media

Being active in the community, both on and off duty, is critical to our mission and our success.  We understand that in this digital age, our community extends to our online presence.  Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

Strategic Plan for Bend Police Department

Strategic Plan 2015-2020


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