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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: April 30, 2014


We would like to thank you for your patience during last year's budget cuts and hiring freeze.

We have hired several new officers in 2014 and are working on scheduling tests. Please don't call about workshops and testing; we will post workshop information as new tests are scheduled. We will also post information on our Facebook page as it becomes available.


Thank you again for your patience, and please continue to check our sites for updates.


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.