Workshops

To assist applicants with the hiring process and prepare for a career in law enforcement, the Personnel Division offers free workshops and the Physical Abilities Test (PAT).  

 Hiring Process Workshop

  • Useful for people who are interested in applying for the Community Police Officer position and want to know more about the daily duties and Portland Police Bureau career opportunities.

  • Information on required qualifications what an individual can do to prepare themselves for a law enforcement career.

  • Overview of the entire hiring process to include required testing, application, interview and background investigation.

  • Specific instructions on completing the Personal History Statement (PHS).

  • Opportunity to speak one-on-one with police officers about the Portland Police Bureau.

  • Background investigators available to advise on individual Personal History Statement (PHS). documents

  Times and registration

 

We will be doing Hiring Workshops and Testing at these locations.

Tempe/Phoenix
Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University
510 South Forest Ave
Tempe, AZ

6/11 (afternoon) 6/12 (all day) both days hiring workshop & pre-psych testing

St. Paul/Minneapolis
Sheraton St. Paul – Woodbury Hotel
676 Bielenberg Dr.
Woodbury MN

6/6 (all day) workshop & pre-psych

N. California
Hilton Concord
1970 Diamond Blvd
Concord, CA

5/21 (all day) hiring workshop & pre-psych
6/25 (all day) hiring workshop & pre-psych

Boise
Boise Airport (3rd floor)
Snake River Conference Center
3201 Airport Way #1000
Boise, ID 83705

5/30  - 10am – 5pm, Payette River Room – Workshop & Malad River Room for Pre-Psych (10am)
5/31 – 9am – 1pm, Payette River Room – Workshop & Malad River Room for Pre-Psych (9am)

Physical Ability Test (PAT)

  • Required event to test applicants’ physical strength, muscular endurance, coordination and agility.

  • Interested applicants can take the Physical Ability Test at any time, scores are valid for one year.

  • It is recommended to schedule the PAT at the beginning of the application process.

  • ORPAT is an accepted alternative to the PAT.

 Times and registration