PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU
1111 SOUTHWEST 2ND AVENUE
PORTLAND, OREGON 97204
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Updated: February 08, 2021
Classification: Police Officer – Entry Level and Lateral
Thank you for your interest in the Portland Police Bureau. Applications are no longer being accepted for the position of Police Officer. If you have previously submitted an application with the department, you must also complete the FrontLine National exam through National Testing Network. NTN suggests completing the exam at your earliest convenience, to prevent any potential delays in the hiring process.
Salary Information: $32.18 - $47.18
Benefit Information: https://www.joinportlandpolice.com/wages-benefits/
This is a sworn law enforcement position with an emphasis on Community Policing, focused on crime prevention, organizational excellence, community engagement, and inclusion. Portland Police Officers work with diverse communities within the City of Portland to preserve life, maintain human rights, protect property, and promote individual responsibility as well as community commitment. A Portland Police Officer functions and communicates effectively within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds. The Portland Police Bureau provides excellent training, pay and benefits. Officers serve the community in many unique and rewarding ways.
New officers will work various shifts and geographical areas as assigned. Additional information is available at https://www.joinportlandpolice.com/faq/.
External applicants start at the entry salary rate unless you qualify as a Lateral Police Officer. The Portland Police Association (PPA) represents this classification. To view this labor agreement, please go to https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bhr/27840 and click on the appropriate link.
ENTRY LEVEL POLICE OFFICER QUALIFICATIONS
At the time of application:
LATERAL POLICE OFFICER QUALIFICATIONS
Age: 20.5 at time of application
US Citizen: Must be a U.S. Citizen within one (1) year of employment or a nonimmigrant legally admitted to the United States under a Compact of Free Association https://cann.us/hb-2594/. Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.
(Application for U.S. citizenship requires 5 years of residency)
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid OREGON State Driver's License: Must possess a valid driver's license (in current state of residence) at the time of application. Have no excessive traffic violations.
Vision: Must have vision correctable to 20/30. Additional information on medical requirements can be found on the DPSST F 2 at
ALL APPLICANTS must meet each of the following conditions:
THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS:
FRONTLINE WRITTEN EXAM (Pass/Fail)
Lateral applicants and applicants who possess a bachelor’s degree or will have a bachelor’s degree by the time of hire are NOT required to take the National Testing Network (NTN) Frontline Written Exam.
All other applicants requiring the NTN are encouraged to schedule and complete the NTN Frontline Written Exam prior to applying to the City of Portland. Test and scheduling information can be found at https://nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/. While completion of NTN testing is not required in order to apply, applicants for whom NTN testing is required must pass all three (3) components of the exam prior to any offer of employment. The following minimum scores for the NTN are required: reading ability test- 70, writing ability test- 70, and video-based human relations - 65. NTN scores are valid for one (1) year. Applicants who have valid NTN scores
from prior testing are encouraged to submit their NTN scores to Portland Police Bureau through the NTN portal. Additional information can be found at https://www.joinportlandpolice.com/entry#phase-1-the-test.
Applicants must complete the online application and supplemental questionnaire. Applicants who are disqualified based on their supplemental questionnaire responses will not be able to reapply for the position for six (6) months and may have their eligibility impacted, SO PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE QUESTIONS PRIOR TO ANSWERING. Please double-check your answers before submitting the application.
Veterans’ Preference. Upload and submit with your application a copy of your DD214/DD215 and, if applicable, a copy of a Department of Veterans Affairs letter stating your disability rating with your application. You must also check the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veterans’ Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment cycle in which you apply. Veterans’ Preference documentation must be submitted with your application.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Once you are placed on an eligible list, you will be notified by email of additional steps in the Police Officer selection process, which include: