Portland PD is an approved on the job training site. Officers are able to utilize GI Bill benefits during academy training and throughout their first two years of employment.
Start your career as a Portland Police Officer and continue your military career. We value military service and work with each officer to ensure their military commitments are met
The average hiring process is approximately 3-4 months in duration. We have the ability to schedule around your military commitments and will work with each candidate individually throughout the process.
Veterans are ideal candidates for employment. Many current members of the department are veterans and understand the difficulties with the transition from active duty into civilian life.
There are many parallels between the military and police work: