A sustained fitness program is an integral part of police work - officer's lives, and the lives of others, will depend on their fitness level . It is an area worthy of consideration for everyone and the City of Portland encourages all employees to consider it in their day to day lives. Fitness is also an important portion of the process and if you are a potential candidate we urge you to review the testing information above.
Evidence Technician John Halpin is one of Portland Police's retirement-eligible employees, but you wouldn't know it when you hear what he's gearing up to do. As he winds down his career here at Portland Police, John plans on traveling to Montreal, Canada for the Mont Tremblant Ironman competition next month - a challenge that he has been working toward since November of last year. Physical competition is nothing new for John - he has competed for years in road races, shorter triathlons and half-Ironman competitions, but the Mont Tremblant Ironman will be his first!
He will complete (and we know he will!) a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run. He hopes to do this in less than 12 hours. Training for this means long swims in the ocean and full days of biking and running, something John enjoys. When he is not analyzing forensic evidence in our crime lab, he's training. And when this is over, well - we know he won't be sitting around!
ET Halpin completed the Iron Man in 11 hours and 35 minutes !
Not many PD employees can boast the ability to compete at this level, but at this department, we value fitness and we value those that make being fit a way of life. From the Chief on down, sworn and civilian employees train for, and compete in, a variety of challenges. Coming up this Fall is the Patrol Combat Marksmanship Competition, which is being organized by two members of our SRT team. For more information on how you can compete with your team: Click here.