Written Test

The entry-level written test is an online test administered at the Portland Police Department. The test consists of 200 questions which measure general cognitive abilities and assess attributes important to performing in an entry level police officer position. Applicants must score a minimum of 70 to pass the test and remain in the hiring process. Applicants are notified of their status immediately following the test. 

 Entry Level Portland Police Officer Written Exam at Portland PD, 109 Middle Street
New Dates Added:
Wednesday March 9th at 8:30 AM and 1:00 PM  

Monday March 14th at 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM
 Saturday March 26th at 8:30 AM and 1:00 PM
 Tuesday March 29th at 8:30 AM and 1:00 PM
Wednesday April 13th at 2:00 PM
Monday April 25th at 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM
Make it easy and sign up for both the written and PT the same day!
 PT Testing at Portland PD (Free for PPD candidates):

Wednesday March 9th at 11:00 AM
Monday March 14th at 1:00 PM
Saturday March 26th at 11:00 AM
 Tuesday March 29th at 11:00 AM
 Monday April 25th at 1:00 PM
Please note that applicants may take the written test no more than two times during a rolling six month period. Applicants who pass the tests will be contacted to schedule an interview.

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Preparing for the Written Test 

Although the test measures general aptitude, some applicants find it helpful to take a practice test or use a study guide to prepare. Our online testing company, IO Solutions, has study guides and practice tests available for purchase online. Please visit their 
website and look for the National Criminal Justice Officer Selection Inventory (NCJOSI2).