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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

Preparatory Workshops

To help prepare applicants for a police officer career and the hiring process, the Personnel Division offers workshops and practice physical abilities tests. See descriptions below for topics included and intended audiences. 

 

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General Career Information Workshop

  • Useful for people who are beginning to think about policing as a career and want to know more about daily duties and experiences of a police officer
  • What an individual can do to prepare themselves for the career.
  • Opportunity to speak with police officers about daily job routines, internal race or gender concerns, likes/dislike about the career.

 

Date Time Location
TBA  

 

 

 


 

Statement of Personal History Workshop

  • Useful for people who have decided they want to become a police officer as a career.
  • Best for those who are still at least a few months away from applying - as the SPH takes time to complete.
  • Explain step-by-step instrcutions for SPH - including format and content.
  • Discuss Required Documents that will accomany the SPH.
Date Time Location

February 10, 2014

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  Central Precinct, 1111 Sw 2nd Ave (Wayne Sullivan Room 14th floor)

 February 22, 2014

9:00 am - 11:30 pm MIDLAND LIBRARY 805 SE 122nd Ave, Portland OR 97233

 March 2, 2014

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm North Portland Library, 512 N. Killingsworth Street, Portland OR

 March 8, 2014

1000 am - 1:00 pm Life Change Christian Center, 3635 N Williams Ave, Portland OR

 


 

 

Test and Oral Interview Preparation Workshop

  • Most useful for people who have already applied for a test.
  • Covers step-by-step specifics of the written test
  • Reviews oral interview process so applicant will know what to expect at the Oral Interview
  • Discuss scenario question expectations
Date Time Location
February 10, 2014  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 Central Precinct, 1111 Sw 2nd Ave  (Wayne Sullivan Room 14th floor)

February 22, 2014 9:30 am - 11:30 pm

 Midland Library  805 SE 122nd Ave, Portland OR 97233

March 2, 2014 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

 North Portland Library, 512 N. Killingsworth Street, Portland OR

March 8, 2014 1000 am - 1:00 pm

 Life Change Christian Center, 3635 N Williams Ave, Portland OR


 

Practice Physical Abilities Test

  • Useful for anyone who is curious about what it will take to pass the physical ability test
  • Most useful at least a few months ahead of test time to allow for more preparation, if necessary.
  • The Personnel Division will not keep any scores - Practice PAT is simply an opportunity to experience the course
  • Physical Abilities Test Guide
  • VIDEO - PAT Demonstration

 

Date Time Location
 March 1, 2014  9:00 am - 1:00 pm

 PCC- Cascade

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