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
We will be doing Hiring Workshops and Testing at these locations.
Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University
510 South Forest Ave
6/12 (all day) both days hiring workshop & pre-psych testing
Sheraton St. Paul – Woodbury Hotel
676 Bielenberg Dr.
6/6 (all day) workshop & pre-psych
1970 Diamond Blvd
5/21 (all day) hiring workshop & pre-psych
6/25 (all day) hiring workshop & pre-psych
Marriott Springhill Suites
San Diego Mission Valley
2401 Camino Del Rio North
San Diego, CA 92108
6/27-6/28 Hiring Workshop and Testing
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.