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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 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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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 - 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 - Drugs in Portland

What drugs are in Portland, how do they get on our streets or in our communities, and what is the Drugs and Vice Division doing about it? Commander Art Nakamura leads the division, which we commonly call DVD. They are responsible for investigating drug trafficking organizations and money laundering.

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Talking Beat - Traffic in Portland

Traffic is a popular topic for officers at community meetings and whether you travel by vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle, foot, bus, streetcar, MAX train or scooter, you're navigating Portland's roads with a lot of other users out on the road as well.

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