Professional Staff

Civilians fill a number of varied nonsworn positions at the Portland Police Bureau.  Being a member of our professional staff offers a great opportunity to give back to the community while working in the rewarding field of law enforcement.

Civilian positions provide a supportive role to sworn personnel. Positions include: records personnel who work in the Records Division; administrative staff who work in precincts or our specialty units; specific roles in our Property Evidence Division; and positions that provide specialized services, such as fiscal/accounting, communications or crime analysis, auto servicing and horse training/barn stable.

Civilian positions offer competitive pay and City of Portland health and retirement benefits (PERS).

Some positions may require varied shifts, including nights and weekends.

How to apply

View open positions in the Police Bureau.

Once hired, you will be required to go through a background investigation, which will include a Statement of Personal History—a document that asks for information from the last 10 years (residency, employment, etc). The process can take several weeks and possibly months. We ask for patience as the end result will be a great job, working alongside people who make a difference in our community.