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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: September 10, 2014


The recruitment for the October Community Police Officer (Lateral and Entry Level) test is now open. PLEASE NOTE: THIS RECRUITMENT WILL CLOSE AFTER WE RECEIVE 200 APPLICATIONS.


If you are unable to see the posting for Community Police Officer when you click on this link, it means we have reached the maximum number of applications and the recruitment for this test is closed.



We have hired several new officers in 2014, and have scheduled a Police Officer test in October (written/PAT/oral boards). We will provide additional information during our test prep workshops.

Please don't call about workshops and testing . We will post workshop information here as well as on our Facebook page as new tests are scheduled.




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.