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International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women

Today we recognize November 25th, the International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women.

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Be Safe, Be Seen, Slow Down

Sgt. Ty Engstrom is out on the roads every day, and witnesses dangerous behavior by vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists, and scooter riders.

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PPB Releases Videos and Resources on Avoiding Common Fraud Schemes

The Portland Police Bureau is releasing a series of videos and social media posts with resources aimed at various frauds and phone scams that continue to widely circulate in our community.

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Talking Beat - Community Active Shooter Preparedness

This episode of the Talking Beat contains sensitive information and frank discussions of potential and past violence. If this is something that may not be appropriate for you and your mental health, please check the show notes for more detailed descriptions before listening to this program.

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Portland Police Releases Video Debriefing of September Amber Alert Call

PPB's Strategic Communications Unit is releasing a new video about the efforts to find a missing child who was asleep in a vehicle when it was stolen in September.

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Portland Police Release Video To Recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month

To recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Portland Police Bureau is releasing a new video about the Bureau's Special Victims Unit and its partnership with Multnomah County and other local agencies. This partnership is called the Multnomah County Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team.

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A ride through North Precinct with Commander Tina Jones.

North Precinct's Commander Tina Jones shares a bit about her precinct and the men and women who serve there.

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PSA: Back to School

It's the beginning of the school year and it's up to all of us to make sure that every kid gets home safely.

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PSA: Stolen Hyundai and Kia Vechicles

Over the past few weeks media outlets across the country are reporting on viral videos that show vulnerabilities in Kias and Hyundais making them easier to be stolen.

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PSA: Police Warning about "Skittles" Fentanyl

The Portland Police Bureau Narcotics and Organized Crime Unit wants you to be aware of new pills they are finding on the street. In addition to the light blue fentanyl-laced m30 pills we're used to finding we're now seeing pills of various colors mixed together in what is being called "Skittles".

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A ride through East Precinct with Commander Erica Hurley.

East Precinct's Commander Erica Hurley shares a bit about her precinct and the men and women who serve there.

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Talking Beat - Fentanyl in Portland

This episode of the Talking Beat features a discussion on fentanyl. Fentanyl is prevalent in Portland, crossing all demographic boundaries. It affects all races, all socioeconomic groups, and can be a deadly choice.

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Talking Beat - The Portland Police Bureau is hiring officers.

A conversation about recruitment and hiring with Chief Chuck Lovell and PPB's Recruitment Sergeant Trevor Tyler. We receive a lot of questions about our recruitment and hiring efforts and our plans to build the bureau back up in regard to staffing. We hope this provides some good information.

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Talking Beat - A conversation with Portland Police Chief, Chuck Lovell.

A conversation with Portland Police Chief, Chuck Lovell. It's a chance for the Chief to talk about what shaped him growing up, his experiences with the Bureau, and what service means to him.

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Talking Beat - Gun Violence in Portland (2020)

In 2019, there were 426 reported incidents of gunfire in Portland, Oregon. 110 people were struck by gunfire during this time period as well, which means on average, every three days, an individual in the City of Portland is struck by gunfire.

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Talking Beat - Driving Under the Influence

On today's episode of Talking Beat, we're discussing driving under the influence, or driving while impaired. Whether it's alcohol, illegal drugs, marijuana, driving while impaired can and has killed on the streets of Portland.

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Talking Beat - The Sunshine Division

The Portland Police Sunshine Division provides free emergency food and clothing to people in our community. We wanted to take a closer look at this long time agency and find out why police are involved, and how people can access it's services.

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Talking Beat - Domestic Violence Reduction Unit

On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. In our own community, Portland police officers respond to domestic violence calls every day.

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Talking Beat - Inside the PPB Sexual Assault Unit

Go inside the Portland Police Bureau's Sexual Assault Unit to find out about sexual assaults and the innovative work that being is done.

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Talking Beat - Demonstration Events: Behind the Scenes

Every year the City of Portland has hundreds of demonstrations and protests. Most end peacefully and do not make the news, but recent violent encounters have raised the public interest as well as provide a few misconceptions.

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