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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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June 9, 2016: Additional Interview Date/Location for the current Community Police Officer Recruitment



We will be conducting interviews and PHQ/CPI in Phoenix, Arizona July 14-16, 2016 in addition to the currently scheduled August/September interviews and PHQ/CPI in Portland.

Applicants must still apply for the current recruitment through the City of Portland by June 17, 2016, and submit your NTN test scores by June 19, 2016.

Your completed Statement of Personal History (SPH) and required documents are due on your interview date.

Applicants who pass the NTN test will be invited to interview in July in Phoenix OR August/September in Portland.  Applicants will be given their choice of interview dates (Phoenix or Portland) when we send invitations after the recruitment closes. Interview space in Phoenix will be limited, with priority for local applicants.

Please click on the Hiring Process tab for information about our recruitment.


May 16, 2016: Community Police Officer recruitment

The Portland Police Bureau is currently accepting applications for an ongoing interested list of qualified candidates. Candidates interested in the department may submit applications here from May 16, 2016 - June 17, 2016 with oral interviews scheduled for August and September 2016.

Candidates will need to apply with the Portland Police Bureau during the application period in May/June 2016 in addition to taking the NTN test. All candidates must submit your scores by June 19, 2016 to be considered for the Portland Police Bureau’s eligibility list.

To be placed on the Portland Police Bureau Eligibility list you will need to:

  • Complete the NTN test and submit these scores by June 19, 2016 AND

  • Complete the City of Portland Police Bureau application between May 16, 2016 - June 17, 2016.

The Portland Police Bureau accepts both the OR-PAT or the Portland Police Bureau-specific PAT. If you are applying with the Portland Police Bureau you can take the PPB PAT offered by us at no cost. For more information, please see our Hiring Process page.

You can also take the OR-PAT through NTN for an additional fee (Please note: this is not the physical abilities test that is included in the price of the law enforcement test. The ORPAT is a different test). The OR-PAT/PPB PAT are not required to apply for the position, but it is required as part of the hiring process and will need to be completed prior to any conditional offer of employment.

The NTN Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ) is not required for the Portland Police Bureau - we will conduct our own PHQ during the hiring process.

If you have any questions after you review our website, please contact Officer Tim Evans, our Police Officer Recruiter, at (phone: 503-823-0333)