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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. 

Applicants must pre-register for workshops. To register, please visit our calendar page.

 

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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.

 

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Test, Oral Interview, and Statement of Personal History (SPH) Preparation Workshop

All Applicants who would like to attend one of our informational workshops must pre-register.

To register for a test prep workshop, please visit our calendar page.

In these workshops we will discuss the following:

 General Career Information

  • What an individual can do to prepare for the career.
  • Talk about daily job routines, internal race or gender concerns, likes/dislike about the career.

 Test and Oral Interview Preparation

  • 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

 Statement of Personal History

  • Explain step-by-step instructions for SPH - including format and content.
  • Discuss Required Documents that will accompany the SPH.

All dates, times and locations are subject to change)


 

Physical Ability Test

All Applicants Must Pre-Register For The Physical Ability Test 

To register, please visit our calendar page.

P.A.T Purpose

  • 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
  • However if you are in our application process we will keep your passing score for one year from the date you took the test
  • Physical Abilities Test Guide
  • VIDEO - PAT Demonstration