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PPB and PSU Announce Conclusion of Community-Based Crime Reduction Grant

A United States Department of Justice grant between the Portland Police Bureau and Portland State University has demonstrated through data that trust between police and the community improves when there is follow-up contact to victims of crimes and when police provide non-enforcement walking beats. 

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Portland Police Bureau hires 20 Community Police Officers

The Portland Police Bureau hired 20 Community Police Officers today, representing the first measurable staffing increase in years. 

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The Portland Police Bureau Hires 16 Police Officers

What an amazing day! PPB hired 16 officers, 1 PS3 and recognized 7 new professional staff. More hiring to come in the following months.

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Impersonating a Police Officer Phone Scam

For the last few weeks members of our community have reported being called by a Lieutenant Nathan Sheppard of the Portland Police Bureau and being told that if they want to avoid being arrested on a warrant they need to send money to the Portland Police Bureau.

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PPB Street Racing Mission

A street-racing mission conducted overnight by the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) resulted in several arrests, towed vehicles, and the recovery of a firearm.

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Police Training Advisory Council is looking for new members

The Portland Police Bureau is currently recruiting new members to serve on its Training Advisory Council (TAC). 

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Community Survey About Police Body Worn Cameras

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Police Body Worn Camera - Request for Proposals

Having followed the evolution of body-worn camera technology for several years, PPB believes the technology supports 21st Century Policing and will enhance the community-police relationship by providing additional transparency into the daily operations of the Police Bureau.

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