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The Portland Police Bureau is creating a new Racial Equity Plan

Are you interested in submitting your ideas toward the Bureau’s equity priorities for the next five years?

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New Assistant Chief Appointed, New Officers, PS3s and Professional Staff Hired

In a special ceremony today, the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) appointed a new Assistant Chief and Commander, promoted a Captain, while also hiring officers, Public Safety Support Specialists and professional staff members.

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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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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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PCCEP Hosting Town Hall on PPB Response to 2020 Protests

On October 12, the Portland Committee on Community-Engaged Policing will be hosting Independent Monitor, LLC for a virtual town hall to gather community input on PPB's response to the 2020 protests. 

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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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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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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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BJA FY 2022 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) seeks applications for funding for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program.

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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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