How are Portland police officers trained
Like all Texas peace officers, Portland officers must complete basic police training through an approved training academy. The current training regimen runs 8 hours a day, 5 days per week and lasts about 14 weeks. Upon completion, the candidate must pass a state licensing exam before being granted a license to practice law enforcement.

The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Training and Education (TCLEOSE) enforces strict guidelines on both licensed peace officers and communications operators.

Portland requires training above the minimum required by TCLEOSE. Upon hire, new officers undergo 14 weeks of one-on-one training with a Field Training Officer or FTO.

Only after successfully completing the FTO program is a new officer allowed to work alone.

Training does not stop there. All officers undergo ongoing training to stay current on laws and techniques, to maintain their peace officer licenses and to obtain additional certifications throughout their career. Certifications include Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Master. Of the 28 licensed officers in Portland, 10 are Master Peace Officers.

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1. What phone number do I call for the Police?
2. How are Portland police officers trained
3. What is the requirement for display of my address?
4. Is there a teen curfew in Portland?
5. What is 2-1-1?
6. What is Code Red?
7. Where do I go to obtain a new driver license?
8. Do police officers have quotas for the number of citations they must write?
9. Do I need a permit for a block party?
10. How much is the alarm registration renewal charge?
11. What are the On-Street Parking Regulations?
12. Are there any parking bans in Portland?
13. Where can I find out about the laws related to parking?
14. Where do I report a streetlight or traffic light outage?
15. How can I get a "Slow - Children at Play" sign for my street?
16. How do I get a handicap parking permit?
17. How do I get a stop sign installed or the speed limit on my street lowered?
18. Can I contest a traffic ticket?
19. How do I file a police report?
20. Can I get a copy of the police officer's accident report?
21. Where do I register a Motor Vehicle?