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PSA: Concerning Trend of Fentanyl Overdoses Involving Young Children

Three young children have recently overdosed on fentanyl. Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that can be deadly, even in small doses. It is often mistaken for candy by young children.

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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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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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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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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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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 - Demonstration Events: Behind the Scenes

Every year the City of Portland has hundreds of demonstrations and protests. Most end peacefully and do not make the news, but recent violent encounters have raised the public interest as well as provide a few misconceptions.

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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 - Inside the Behavioral Health Unit

The Behavioral Health Unit coordinates the Police Bureau's response to people in behavioral crisis, whether it's from a suspected mental illness or a drug and alcohol addiction or both.

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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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