Portland Police Training & Education Facility

Portland, OR

A former trucking warehouse has been transformed into a new home for all of the Portland Police Bureau’s training and education programs.

About this Project

For the first time in the Bureau’s history, all of the police training and education programs are housed in the same building. Set on 9.5 acres, an existing warehouse was extensively renovated and expanded to include areas for administration, classrooms, patrol and defensive tactics, physical training, and two shooting ranges. Site upgrades brought many elements of the site into compliance with current code and created separate parking areas for students, the public, and staff. Improvements also created a new driver training/skid car track, vehicle storage, wet down area, storage areas, and a repelling station. Scott | Edwards Architecture designed the renovation.

3J provided all civil engineering services for the site, including site design, grading, utility design, and stormwater design. Since the City of Portland provided fixed funds for the project, 3J worked closely with the design team and owners to provide an efficient and cost-effective design within the project budget.

The site discharges to the Columbia slough and required additional permitting and design consideration. Also, a Public Work Appeal was required to keep the existing ROW improvements as it was originally constructed.


  • Client

    Portland Police Bureau

  • Completion Date

    September 2014

  • Services

    • Civil Engineering
  • Award

    • DJC Top Projects, 2nd Place, 2015
Portland Police Bureau

A new entry and landscaping creates an inviting place for officers and visitors to learn and train.

Portland Police Bureau

The vast lot that formerly housed semi-trucks and trailers now is used for driver training.

Portland Police Bureau

Site considerations accommodated special air handling and machinery associated with the new indoor firing range.