Portland Police Bureau

The Portland Police Bureau strives to work and live by a set of values: Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Service.

Our community policing philosophy emphasizes cooperative work with community members and businesses to resolve on-going neighborhood livability issues, respond to emergency calls for service, encourage traffic safety, and overall reduce crime and the fear of crime. Officers build important relationships with residents and business owners by working as liaisons with various community organizations; becoming youth mentors or coaches; and building partnerships through Portland’s active network of neighborhood associations.

Recruiting For:


This is a uniformed, law enforcement position with emphasis on Diversity and Community Policing.

Once hired entry-level officers will complete the Oregon Basic Academy and Portland’s Advanced Academy then work uniform patrol in various shifts and geographical areas. Officers must pass an 18-month probation, during which they will complete their Field Training and Evaluation Program under guidance of the Training Division and various Field Training Officers.

What a new officer must bring with them to this career is the highest possible level of integrity, a strong desire to serve the communities of Portland with honor, and a continuous passion for learning and experience.

Applying for the Portland Police Bureau is a highly competitive process.  For detailed description of qualifications and recruiting process click here.

Position location:


Connect With Us:

HR Page

1111 Sw 2nd Ave
Room 1542
Portland, Oregon 97204

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