Message from the Chief

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Portland Police Department's website. I hope that you find this site useful and informative, as it provides information about our organization, functions and the various services that we provide.  

The men and women of our department are proud to continue a longstanding tradition of outstanding and professional service to our city. I am proud to lead this amazing organization and I am fortunate to have a group of men and women who are passionate, committed, and dedicated to both our mission and to serving you with our guiding values of integrity, leadership and service in mind.   

We maintain a guardian mindset and strive to serve and protect our great city, ensuring that it remains a safe place to live, work and visit. We aim to reduce crime and enhance quality of life while maintaining our legitimacy and the community's trust. In no small part, this is due to the hard work, community engagement, strong partnerships and creative problem-solving that our officers and staff carry out every day.   

The Portland Police Department is always looking for enthusiastic, motivated, and energetic people of excellent character and integrity to join our ranks. Do you enjoy both challenge and immense satisfaction? Would you like to be a part of a fraternal family, and a vibrant organization within a dynamic and diverse community? If so, please contact the police department or the City's Human Resources Department for more information on how to join our team.  #AnswerTheCall

Thank you again for visiting our site. We always welcome your comments and suggestions and invite you to become involved in our city and agency's growth and success.

Frank T. Clark
Chief of Police