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

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.
Date Time Location
Sunday, July 26, 2015  10:00am - 1:00pm

 North Precinct Community Meeting Room

449 NE Emerson, Portland OR 97211

Sunday, August 2, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm

 East Precinct Community Room

737 SE 106th Ave, Portland OR 97216

 Friday, August 21, 2015  10:00am - 1:00pm

 Training Division Community Room

14912 NE Airport Way, Portland OR 97211


 

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
  • 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

 

Date Time Location
Saturday,July 25, 2015 10:00 am - 3:00 pm PCC - Cascade - Gym 600 N. Killingsworth Street
Saturday, August 15, 2015 10:00 am - 2:00 pm PCC - Cascade - Gym 600 N. Killingsworth Street
Saturday, September 26, 2015 10:00 am - 2:00 pm PCC - Cascade - Gym  600 N. Killingsworth Street
Saturday, October 24, 2015 10:00 am - 2:00 pm  PCC - Cascade - Gym 600 N. Killingsworth Street
Saturday, November 14, 2015 10:00 am - 2:00 pm PCC - Cascade - Gym 600 N. Killingsworth Street
Saturday, December 19, 2015 10:00 am - 2:00 pm PCC - Cascade - Gym 600 N. Killingsworth Street
Saturday, January 30, 2016 10:00 am - 2:00 pm PCC - Cascade - Gym 600 N. Killingsworth Street
Saturday, February 27, 2016 10:00 am - 2:00 pm PCC - Cascade - Gym 600 N. Killingsworth Street
Saturday, March 26, 2016 10:00 am - 2:00 pm PCC - Cascade - Gym 600 N. Killingsworth Street
Saturday, April 16, 2016 10:00 am - 2:00 pm PCC - Cascade - Gym 600 N. Killingsworth Street
Saturday, May 28, 2016 10:00 am - 2:00 pm PCC - Cascade - Gym 600 N. Killingsworth Street
Saturday, June 25, 2016 10:00 am - 2:00 pm PCC - Cascade - Gym 600 N. Killingsworth Street
Saturday, July 23, 2016 10:00 am - 2:00 pm PCC - Cascade - Gym 600 N. Killingsworth Street
Saturday, August 13, 2016 10:00 am - 2:00 pm PCC - Cascade - Gym 600 N. Killingsworth Street