1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
March 09, 2005 00:00
The Portland Police Bureau is taking to the streets of the Portland metro area not only to protect and to serve, but to hire 70 police officers.
“We’re concentrating our efforts on diversity and hiring from the local area,” Police Chief Derrick Foxworth said. “If you have ever wanted to become a police officer, or wondered what it would be like, now is the opportunity to do something about it.”
The theme for the local recruitment campaign is: “For every Portland police officer, there is a story. Join us and write the next chapter.”
Twelve volunteer officers from various backgrounds, ethnicities and ranks will write their chapters of what it’s like to be a Portland police officer and share them with the public through posters, brochures, fliers and advertisements. Chief Foxworth is among those volunteers.
The Bureau has assigned Officer Larry Anderson as the recruitment officer who will focus on recruiting minorities and women. “We’re looking to Officer Anderson to come up with the best and the brightest that the Portland metro area has to offer,” Chief Foxworth said.
The Bureau’s website at www.portlandpolice.com has been expanded to assist potential candidates in the testing process. The website includes: qualification information; a guide to the written test; test dates; test-preparation workshop information and sign-up; details about the physical ability test; and how the police officer selection process works.
Target audiences in this drive include police officers serving in other jurisdictions, college graduates, government employees, ex-military, and those in the service or helping professions.
For more information about the next testing date for entry and lateral police officers, please call Recruiting Officer Larry Anderson at 503-823-0473.
Sgt. Pete Simpson