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Best People


The Best People

Our officers care deeply about the community they serve
and work hard every day to keep it safe.

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Best People


The Best People

Our officers care deeply about the community they serve
and work hard every day to keep it safe.

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City


The Best City

Portland, Oregon, is routinely included on
BEST CITY lists

City


The Best City

Portland, Oregon, is routinely included on
BEST CITY lists

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Community Policing


The Best Community

We're the agency that coined the term 'Community Policing' in the 1990's. We're considered a national leader and have been asked by the US State Department to bring our community policing and community engagement practices to the world. 

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Community Policing


The Best Community

We're the agency that coined the term 'Community Policing' in the 1990's. We're considered a national leader and have been asked by the US State Department to bring our community policing and community engagement practices to the world. 

Seeds of Change Video

 

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Training


The Best Training

Portland Police officers are provided with 40 hours of high-quality training every year. Our state-of-the-art Training Facility provides us with the ability to offer classroom instruction; defensive tactics; gun ranges; and live-action training in our Scenario Village.

Training


The Best Training

Portland Police officers are provided with 40 hours of high-quality training every year. Our state-of-the-art Training Facility provides us with the ability to offer classroom instruction; defensive tactics; gun ranges; and live-action training in our Scenario Village.

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Assignments


The Best Assignments

Working for the largest police agency in the state
of Oregon allows you to have a varied career. 

 

The Bureau has a number of specialty units in our Operations or Investigative branches, including: the Mounted Patrol Unit, the K9 Unit, Traffic Division, Youth Services, Gang Enforcement, Transit Police and more. Our investigative functions include: Family Services; Forensic Evidence, Narcotics and Tactical Operations, as well as many units within our Detective Division.

Officers can also apply for detached positions, such as a Training instructor or a member of the Air Support Unit; Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT); or Rapid Response Team.

 

Assignments


The Best Assignments

Working for the largest police agency in the state
of Oregon allows you to have a varied career. 

 

The Bureau has a number of specialty units in our Operations or Investigative branches, including: the Mounted Patrol Unit, the K9 Unit, Traffic Division, Youth Services, Gang Enforcement, Transit Police and more. Our investigative functions include: Family Services; Forensic Evidence, Narcotics and Tactical Operations, as well as many units within our Detective Division.

Officers can also apply for detached positions, such as a Training instructor or a member of the Air Support Unit; Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT); or Rapid Response Team.

 

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Ride


Take a Ride

Ride-Along with one of Portland's Finest and see how great a career in law enforcment can be.

Request a Ride-Along

Ride


Take a Ride

Ride-Along with one of Portland's Finest and see how great a career in law enforcment can be.

Request a Ride-Along