The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) recognizes the need for transparency in review and development of its directives. Prior to the enactment of an updated or new directive, the Bureau will publish a portfolio containing a detailed summary of the Bureau’s directive review and development process for the directive(s), a copy of the directive(s) pending enactment, and all of the public comments collected during the universal review and public comment periods. The portfolio will be posted for thirty calendar days and will be available to members of the public in a read-only format. The directive(s) will become effective at the conclusion of the thirty days. We thank you for your feedback. We encourage you to submit any additional comments or suggestions to further improve these directives during the next review periods.
PPB is no longer accepting comments on the policies listed below as they are pending enactment.
The revised Directive clarifies responsibilities for the Fitness Room Committee and Chairperson, as well as acknowledging that injuries sustained during working hours may be eligible for Fire and Police Disability and Retirement (FPDR) compensation. The Directive was also renumbered to be included in the Wellness Section of the Directive Manual.
The revised Directive is restructured to better capture the individual responsibilities of sworn members and supervisors. It also clarifies the legal standard for warrantless entries into premises.
The revised Directive establishes a new procedure for reviewing the use of weapons against animals, as well as clarifying the standard. Several other changes are made to update language throughout the directive.
The updated Directive makes numerous changes, eliminating outdated language and procedures and simplifying the final directive to improve its clarity and utility.