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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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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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Chief Lovell Knighting Ceremony

"I'm so grateful to The Portland Rose Festival for granting me Honorary Knighthood for the 2022 Rose Festival! It's so important to celebrate our beautiful city and I'm happy to be a part of this year's festivities." - Chief Lovell

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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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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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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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Joint City Statement on Hate Crimes

Our core values as a City include anti-racism and equity. Every Portlander and everyone visiting our city deserves to be welcomed and to feel that they belong. They should encounter a Portland free of bias and hate, where they do not fear for their safety and security.

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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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