(Portland, OR) -- The Portland Police Bureau has welcomed 15 new officers and nine professional staff members. Portland Police is working to recover from the lowest number of sworn members, which was 773 in September of 2022. There are now 810 sworn members with 108 officers in training. There are currently 314 patrol officers. PPB has hired 96 officers and 31 Public Safety Support Specialists since January of 2022, and the hiring effort continues. It takes nearly two years of training before a new officer is ready to work solo.