Relocation and Travel Assistance

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

The first trip will include the oral interview and physical abilities test. Several months later, after receiving a Conditional Offer of Hire, applicants will return to Portland and take the Psychological and Medical Exams.

We offer travel assistance and relocation reimbursement to applicants who live more than 100 miles away from Portland.

Travel Assistance

After a candidate receives a Conditional Offer of Hire, the Bureau may pay for reasonable travel expenses to Portland to take the Psychological and Medical tests.  If the applicant is not hired, this travel assistance need not be repaid.


Relocation Reimbursement

Newly hired officers are eligible for up to $2,500 (less previous travel assistance) in relocation expense reimbursement from the City of Portland if they move to a residence within the City limits and provide receipts for their expenses.