Most City offices closed Wednesday, June 19, to observe Juneteenth

The City of Portland recognizes Juneteenth as a formal day of remembrance to honor Black American history and the end of slavery in the United States. Learn about Juneteenth.

Talking Beat - a Conversation with Chief Bob Day

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Chief Bob Day in the podcast studio.
Chief Bob Day discusses his reasons for coming out of retirement to lead the Portland Police Bureau. He talks about his hope for the organization and the community, and his sense of responsibility to make a difference.

Today on the Talking Beat, Terri Wallo-Strauss of the Strategic Communications Unit, has a conversation with Chief Bob Day. It's a chance for us to speak with the chief about some meaningful topics, including why he came out of retirement to head the bureau, the many changes he's seen over the course of his career, how the death of his son has changed his outlook on life and how he's using these personal and professional experiences to lead the Bureau forward with hope.