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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


The Portland Police Bureau recruiters will be attending the NW Justice League of Women "Women In Law Enforcement Career Fair" at Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, Saturday, February 13th, 2016 from 10am - 2pm at 19010 1st Avenue South, Burien, Washington.

Learn about the outstanding opportunities for women in law enforcement! The career fair is open to women of all ages! Learn more about the job through agency displays and demonstrations. Discover the job opportunities for sworn officers as well and civilian (non-sworn) jobs in law enforcement. Meet women who are leaders in their field and find out more about why law enforcement is an outstanding career for women. Get advice and recommendations for physical fitness training

Please stop by and say hello!

For more information about this event please go to:

January 26, 2016:

We have received a large number of emails and phone calls from applicants who are waiting for an invitation to take the written test.

If you have applied with PPB and have not taken the National Testing Network (NTN) test as of today, you must register to take the test ASAP. We will not send out invitations.

The written test opened with NTN on November 1, 2015 and will continue until January 30, 2016. You must submit your test scores for this recruitment no later than January 31, 20...16.

To register for the NTN test, please visit their website.



January 19, 2016:

The Portland Police Bureau has posted the following recruitments for non-sworn positions:

Senior Police Program Specialist (Deadline: 01/29/2016 or first 75 completed applications)

Police Administrative Support Specialist (Deadline: 01/29/2016)

Police Records Specialist Trainee (Deadline: 01/29/2016 or first 300 completed applications)

Please visit the City of Portland's jobs page for information about these and other City of Portland positions.


January 6, 2016

The Portland Police Bureau is now accepting applications for lateral and entry level Police Officer.

This recruitment will be open from January 6th, 2016 through January 29th, 2016.

During an Open Recruitment, applicants will go to and select the "Community Police Officer" job link.  Applicants will use their Career Seeker Account login/password to complete the application and the (yes/no)-supplemental questions.  Once your application has been received, you will receive an auto-reply confirmation. 

Thank you for your patience, dedication, and commitment to becoming part of the Portland Police Bureau process.

You can now test with the Portland Police Bureau (PPB)  before the open recruitment date. The National Testing Network (NTN) and the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) will notify you when the application period is open then you must apply online and make sure that your scores are sent to Portland Police Bureau (PPB)  through the National Testing Network (NTN) website.

Open testing runs through January 30, 2016 (dates are subject to change).

Please continue to monitor our website and our Facebook page (“Portland Police Bureau Recruiting” at for upcoming events and updates.

Have you started working on your Statement of Personal History (SPH) or gathered your Required Documents?  The SPH and required documents are all due on the date of your oral interview.  This is an exhaustive background process and it can take several weeks for you to complete the forms.  We recommend that you start filling out the background forms ASAP.  Your SPH and required documents must be complete (and legible) for more information, please visit the our website. The instructions for the SPH are located in this section

Please make sure you fill out the recruiter contact form at to receive the latest updates concerning open recruitments.

If you still have questions after your review of the website please contact our recruiter at