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Police Bureau

Sworn to protect. Dedicated to serve.

Phone: 503-823-0000

Fax: 503-823-0342

Non-Emergency: 503-823-3333

1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204


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PPB HIRING  NEWS - Updated: January 13, 2014


We would like to say thank you to all of you who have continued to remain patient as we experienced budget cuts and a hiring freeze.

We will be conducting workshops and allowing you to participate in a practice P.A.T. in the near future. We will also be opening up a local recruitment very soon.

Please refrain from calling and inquiring about dates of workshops and testing. At this time, NO dates have been set.

Please continue to be patient as we continue to work through the logistics for our first local test in over a year.

Again thank you for your patience and please continue to support and monitor our Facebook page and websites. 


Applying for the Portland Police is a highly competitive process. (Only 5% of applicants are successful.) In an effort to provide better customer service and respect the time and energy of applicants, we are being more specific about the qualities and skills we are seek in new police officers.  Please review the "Qualities of Successful Candidates" section to decide if it is the right time for you to consider applying with Portland. 




There are occasional non-sworn position announcements. Please see the side panel for links to current and/or upcoming non-sworn career opportunities with the Police Bureau, and other city bureaus.

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