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.

Oct 31st
Testing 0800-1330
Workshop 0800-1700
JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead
3300 Lenox Rd. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30326

Nov 6th
Regional Law Enforcement Job Fair
Workshop 1200-1700
Hilton Phoenix Airport
2435 South 47th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034

Nov 7th
Testing 0800-1330
Workshop 0800-1700
Hilton Phoenix Airport
2435 south 47th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034

 Nov 21st
Testing 0800-1330
Workshop 0800-1700
Embassy Suites Kansas City Airport
7640 NW Tiffany Springs Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64153

Dec 6th
Testing 0800-1330
Workshop 0800-1700
Embassy Suites Las Vegas
4315 Swenson Street
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Dec 20th
Testing 0800-1330
Workshop 0800-1700
Marriott Sacrament Ranch Cordova
11211 Point East Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

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