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We Value Veterans

The military instills the core values we stand by: Leadership, Integrity and Service.

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 to civilian life.   

There are many parallels between the military and police work: 

  • Chain of Command 
  • Core Values: Leadership, Integrity and Service 
  • Mission oriented 
  • Increased responsibility 
  • Commitment to service 

gi bill benefits


Approved on the job training for your first two years

 Whether you want to apply your GI Bill benefits to college classes or an on-the-job training program, the GI Bill Comparison Tool will help you make the most of them. 

Basic housing allowance during your two year probationary period

reserve duties


Start a career with the Portland Police Department and continue your military career

We value military service and work with each officer to ensure their military commitments are met

Employment rights of National Guard and Reserve

Pay Differential Compensation

transitioning from active duty to a civilian role


When to Apply

The average hiring process is approximately 3-4 months in duration. If you are starting the process of transitioning from active duty to civilian, we urge candidates to get in touch with a recruiter as soon as possible. We have the ability to schedule around your military commitments and will work with each candidate individually throughout the process. 

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