Police Officer

Portland, OR
Portland Police Bureau

This is a sworn law enforcement position with an emphasis on Community Policing, focused on crime prevention, organizational excellence, community engagement, and inclusion. Portland Police Officers work with diverse communities within the City of Portland to preserve life, maintain human rights, protect property, and promote individual responsibility as well as community commitment. A Portland Police Officer functions and communicates effectively within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds. The Portland Police Bureau provides excellent training, pay and benefits. Officers serve the community in many unique and rewarding ways. New officers will work various shifts and geographical areas as assigned.

$32.18 – $47.18 Hourly

12/31/2019 11:59 PM Pacific

How to Prepare for the Written Test

Applicants take the Frontline Police Test. This is a three part exam lasting 2-hours. Learn how to prepare for the Frontline Police Test.



At the time of application:
• Must be 20.5 years old.
• Possess a High School Diploma or GED.

• Possess a High School Diploma or GED.
• Must have three (3) years of continuous service in another police agency as a sworn police officer for a recognized state, county, or city (municipal) agency, to include sworn Indian Tribal Police, AND must have been employed there within the last two (2) years.
• Military police, Corrections and Parole/Probation DO NOT QUALIFY as a Lateral Police Officer.
• Federal Law Enforcement experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

ALL APPLICANTS must meet each of the following conditions.
• Must be a U.S. Citizen within one (1) year of employment, or a nonimmigrant legally admitted to the United States under a Compact of Free Association https://cann.us/work/hb-2594/. Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application. (Application for U.S. citizenship requires 5 years of residency).
• Must possess a valid driver's license at the time of application.
• Have no excessive traffic violations.
• Have no felony convictions.
• Have no conviction of a crime involving domestic violence.
• Have not used any marijuana products within the last year.
• Have no dishonorable discharge from any branch of military service.
• Cannot have any offensive forms of body art or tattoos. Tattoos above the collar may be considered case by case. More information can be found athttps://www.joinportlandpolice.com/faq/.
• Must have vision correctable to 20/30. Additional information on medical requirements can be found on the DPSST F-2 athttp://www.oregon.gov/dpsst/SC/pages/cjforms.aspx.