About the Eugene Police Department
The Eugene Police Department (EPD) is a progressive, professional law-enforcement agency that serves the city of Eugene, Oregon. In fulfillment of the public trust, the Eugene Police Department works in partnership with our community to promote safety and security, enforce laws, prevent crimes, and safeguard the constitutional rights of all people.
Approximately 169 officers (total 211 sworn staff including sergeants and above), and 147 professional staff, for a total of 358 employees responding to calls for service, assisting community members, and providing administrative service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In a typical day, Eugene police officers are dispatched to about 221 calls per day. This activity created an average of more than 15,000 distinct criminal cases in the last two years. EPD staff members also engage in proactive community education and crime-prevention activities to help protect all of Eugene’s residents, with offerings ranging from the annual National Night Out program, Citizen’s Police Academy, and Safety Town program for pre-kindergarteners to seminars about crime prevention and outreach directly to business and individuals by the Community Engagement Team.
EPD Officer Glenn Gilhuber video link
Serving the City
The department serves a city of more than 169,695 residents (2018) with about 328 employees and a budget of $55,263,890 in FY18. About 192 sworn officers work in patrol, investigations, traffic enforcement and administrative positions, while about 136 civilian employees work mostly in records, communications, crime prevention and administrative support positions. These employees are distributed through the department’s three divisions:
- Operations support
- Police operations (including special operations and investigations)
- Technical services
While the bulk of the work of the Eugene Police Department is undertaken by its full-time paid employees. Both day-to-day operations and special projects are greatly assisted by the numerous area residents who generously donate their time and skills by volunteering in approximately 30 positions. Anyone interested in volunteering is encouraged to call 541-682-5355. Tours of the department can be arranged by calling 541-682-5352.