Relocation and Travel Assistance

Relocation and Travel Assistance

Generally, candidates will need to travel to Portland twice during the hiring process.  

The first trip will include the interview, Physical Abilities Test (PAT) and the Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ)/California Psychological Inventory (CPI). Upon passing the background investigation and receiving a Conditional Offer of Hire, applicants will return to Portland for individual Psychological and Medical Exams.

Newly hired officers who live more than 100 miles away from Portland may be eligible for up to $2500 in combined travel assistance and relocation reimbursement from the City of Portland. 

Travel Assistance

After a candidate receives a Conditional Offer of Hire, the Bureau may provide reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses to Portland to attend the Psychological and Medical exams. 

 Relocation Reimbursement

Newly hired officers are not required to move to the City of Portland, however, if new officers move to a residence within the City limits and provide receipts for their expenses they are eligible for relocation expense reimbursement.