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Thank You to Our Hole Sponsors

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 The PPA and The Cover Foundation want to thank our 2015 Hole Sponsors for the Golf Tournament   21st Century Towing Advantis Ager Tank & Equipment Blackstone Ventures California Casualty Countrywide, Rusty Roberts Home Energy Group Mesher Supply Michael Starapoli Ray Tercek Red Door NW, Jennye Helzer Sexton Bar & Galley Tedesco The Snitily Family, Richard Snitily Tim Schiller UBS …

The Paleo Diet for Police Officers: Police Nutrition Made Simple

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Police nutrition is a highly debated topic. Everyone agrees that police offers need to eat healthy but how to do it is a common question. The truth is there are many ways for cops to eat healthy. Anyone who is preaching just ONE way to eat healthy is being close minded and dogmatic. Every officer needs to find the healthy …

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New York to Hire 1,300 Police Officers

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By Jonathon Lemire NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is set to hire nearly 1,300 new police officers as part of its $78.5 billion budget agreement, honoring — and even exceeding — a proposal put forth by the City Council over Mayor Bill de Blasio’s initial objections. The new officers, who were announced amid a headline-grabbing surge in crime …

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Colorado Officer Sings to Young Girl after Fatal Accident

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Photo shows officer singing to little girl after accident kills father, injures mother and siblings By PoliceOne Staff The following article originally appeared on PoliceOne, the leading online resource for law enforcement, and is reprinted by permission of the PoliceOne editorial team. Visit www.PoliceOne.com to access news, commentary, education information, and training resources that help officers protect their communities and …

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How To Improve Officer Training for High-Risk Traffic Stops

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The problem with ever-increasing stress during critical incidents such as a HRTS is found in an associated decrease in critical thinking abilities By David Blake The following article originally appeared on PoliceOne, the leading online resource for law enforcement, and is reprinted by permission of the PoliceOne editorial team. Visit www.PoliceOne.com to access news, commentary, education information, and training resources …

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Staffing Survey?

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As I have for the past few weeks, so will I continue to address the dangerously low minimum staffing levels that the rank and file of the Portland Police Bureau work with every day. As many of you know the PPA has filed a grievance in regards to the staffing that continues to decline before our very eyes. Inadequate Staffing …

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PPA Files Staffing Grievance

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Today, the Portland Police Association filed a grievance over the officer safety and workload issues that have arisen given the dangerously low staffing levels of the Portland Police Bureau. For years, the PPA has urged City and Police Bureau leaders to address this critical staffing issue through dialogue and collaboration. Unfortunately, the only outcome has been an incomplete staffing survey …

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Rock Star Cops’ Duet

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You may remember Cpl. Jeff Davis with the Dover Police Department in Delaware after watching a viral video of him driving around in his patrol car while lip-synching Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.” Millions did. Well, Davis is back, and this time he’s brought a buddy along—Cpl. Demetrius Stevenson, who works as a resource officer at Dover High School. Between the …

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Advocate

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Portland Police Association and ORCOPS president Daryl Turner pictured with Governor Kate Brown. “It’s important that police advocate for civil rights and equality,” said Turner.          

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Dear Officer, I See You

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Ask anyone in Law Enforcement why they do what they do, and chance are they’ll tell you it’s not for the glory, the thank yous, or the appreciation of the people they help serve and protect. But that doesn’t mean they don’t enjoy hearing it once in a while. Unfortunately, that’s not too often—but an organization called Humanizing the Badge is …

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Bridging the Divide

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What is it that police associations can do to reconnect with citizens and communities By Daryl Turner  As the national discussion over law enforcement has grown constant and at times divisive, we noticed a huge void in the discussion – the voices of the men and women of law enforcement. Law enforcement officers don’t just work to protect and serve …

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Oregon Legislature Wrapping Up

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You can tell that the Legislature is getting closer to wrapping up session: they’ve started shutting down committees. On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Veterans and Emergency Preparedness Committee both wrapped up their business and had their last meetings of the session. Other committees will follow shortly, because with a few exceptions, all bills need to be …

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PPA Picnic 2013

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  PPA Picnic Saturday, Aug 3rd @ Oaks Park All active members, retired members, command staff and their families are invited. Additional friends and family are welcome, but need to purchase a guest ticket at the door.  (6-10 yrs. $10, 11 & Older $15) Bureau ID REQUIRED for active members, retirees and command staff       Call the PPA …

PPA Picnic… That’s a wrap!

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September Rap Sheet-2012 THE PPA PICNIC Well, my second PPA Picnic as Secretary-Treasurer is over. The temperature at last year’s PPA Picnic was a perfect 77 degrees. This year we topped out at 104 degrees, a little bit too hot.  I think I got a case of heat exhaustion by the end of the day.  The heat advisory warning scared …

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The 2011 PPA Picnic! What a Blast!!

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A very special thanks to the following businesses for their support and donations: Jake’s Famous Crawfish Ruth Chris Steak house Rock Bottom Brewery Sayler’s Old Country Kitchen Widmer Brewing Red Star Tavern and Roadhouse El Gaucho Danner’s Factory Outlet Buster’s BBQ Golfsmith Carhartt Wholesale Electronics Jake’s Famous CrawfishRuth Chris Steak houseRock Bottom BrewerySayler’s Old Country KitchenWidmer BrewingRed Star Tavern and …

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Staffing Survey?

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As I have for the past few weeks, so will I continue to address the dangerously low minimum staffing levels that the rank and file of the Portland Police Bureau work with every day. As many of you know the PPA has filed a grievance in regards to the staffing that continues to decline before our very eyes. Inadequate Staffing …

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PPA Files Staffing Grievance

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Today, the Portland Police Association filed a grievance over the officer safety and workload issues that have arisen given the dangerously low staffing levels of the Portland Police Bureau. For years, the PPA has urged City and Police Bureau leaders to address this critical staffing issue through dialogue and collaboration. Unfortunately, the only outcome has been an incomplete staffing survey …

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Bridging the Divide

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What is it that police associations can do to reconnect with citizens and communities By Daryl Turner  As the national discussion over law enforcement has grown constant and at times divisive, we noticed a huge void in the discussion – the voices of the men and women of law enforcement. Law enforcement officers don’t just work to protect and serve …

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Oregon Legislature Wrapping Up

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You can tell that the Legislature is getting closer to wrapping up session: they’ve started shutting down committees. On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Veterans and Emergency Preparedness Committee both wrapped up their business and had their last meetings of the session. Other committees will follow shortly, because with a few exceptions, all bills need to be …

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Where the Work is Really Done

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Over the past two weeks, most of you have read statements made by Mayor Charlie Hales and Chief Mike Reese regarding their efforts to promote community policing, diversity and equity training throughout the Portland Police Bureau.  Chief Reese made reference to a new force policy that promotes de-escalation principles, crediting the policy for the decline in use of force and …

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The Court’s decision on cell phone searches: 3 things cops need to know

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The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that with the exception of some emergency circumstances, police must obtain a warrant before searching the contents of a cell phone seized from someone who has been arrested The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the search incident to arrest of an arrestee’s cell phone is not permissible without a warrant — except in …

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IPR Investigations: Fair or Foul

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Over the past nine months, Independent Police Review (IPR) has doggedly pursued the ability to perform “meaningful” investigations of Police Bureau officers. The implication from IPR was that the Police Bureau’s Internal Affairs Division (IAD) was too biased and incapable of performing “meaningful” investigations. IPR and the City Auditor lobbied City Council for a change to the City Code to …

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ABC’s of FPD&R

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There are many FPDR rules to remember when you sustain a service-connected injury or illness.  Additionally, there are steps that you can take to make your FPDR claim process operate more smoothly.  Please review the following important points:   You have 30 days from the date of your injury to file a claim.  This is a strict rule.  Completing an …

Use of Force

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Most of us are aware of the inherent dangers that cops face on a daily basis. While some of us have been involved in multiple force incidents, all of us do a good job treating each instance as a unique situation with its own set of circumstances. No cop leaves the precinct looking to be involved in a force incident; …

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OF GOVERNMENTAL INTEREST

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Within the last couple of years, the management of the Portland Police Bureau has created a new standard by which the rank and file will be judged. This standard is called Governmental Interest.  When the rank and file, who are short staffed, under supported, and riddled by multitudes of oversight, do their jobs and take action, the first question that …

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Goals for 2014

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As the new year begins, I realize that it is important to look back and think about where we were last year at this very same time. We have faced many challenges head on while moving forward in our advocacy of protecting your rights, wages, and benefits. Of course, your support has been pivotal to the success of the PPA …

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PPA Statement Regarding CBA Tentative Agreement – 12.18.13

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Mayor Hales and commissioners, I am Daryl Turner, President of the Portland Police Association. I am honored to be here today representing the 900 men and women of the PPA as the City moves to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement and the USDOJ settlement. This has been a long, complex process. The City and PPA negotiating teams worked tirelessly …

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PPA Statement to City Council Regarding IPR’s Proposed Ordinance – 12.18.13

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Good afternoon Mayor Hales and City Commissioners. I am Daryl Turner, President of the Portland Police Association. I sit here today nearly two months after IPR introduced its original ordinance in October. Although IPR has now revised its ordinance, the three points that I raised before you in October remain unresolved. First, IPR’s proposed code changes trigger a number of …

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Remebering Officer Robert Libke

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“It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out where the strong man stumbled, or where a doer of deeds could have done them better, the credit belongs to the man in the arena whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs, and who comes up short again and …

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Thankful to our first responders

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As we approach the holiday season and the close of another successful year of keeping the citizens of Portland safe in the communities we serve, let’s not forget the hard work of the rank and file of the Portland Police Bureau. The professionalism shown by you, the members of the PPA, and the extraordinary level of your work puts the …

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Frank K. Springer

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Portland Retired Police  & Widows Association  Obituary of                                                                                                          Frank K. Springer   Frank K. Springer died peacefully at the age of 102 on March 8th, 2015 at Emanuel Hospital in Portland, Oregon.  Frank was born in Lebanon, Oregon on March 24, 1912.  He graduated from Washington High School in Portland, Oregon and was employed as a postman and furniture finisher before being …

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ABC’s of FPD&R

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There are many FPDR rules to remember when you sustain a service-connected injury or illness.  Additionally, there are steps that you can take to make your FPDR claim process operate more smoothly.  Please review the following important points:   You have 30 days from the date of your injury to file a claim.  This is a strict rule.  Completing an …

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Getting Closer to Retirement? Need to Save More?

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The annual plan limit for the City’s deferred compensation plan is $17,500.  If you are over age 50, take advantage of the Over 50 Catch Up Option.  It’s another $5,500 a year, up to $23,000 for 2014.  In addition, the City allows for a 3 Year Catch Up Provision.  If eligible, you may elect to defer twice the Normal Limitation …

Retiree Newsletter for September

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              OVER THE HILL GANG On Wed. July 24th, we gathered for our monthly meet. There was about the usual number attending, which included Mace Flye,  Dave Edstrom, Randy Pulley, Norm Rosenbloom, Dick and Doris Kuntz, Millie and Ken Blodget, Elaine Maxey, Henry Groepper, Glen Griffitts, Rob Aichele, Jim Bonar, Ruth Dunafon, and Sally Bible. Sally also brought her friend …

Taps

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Margot J. Kennedy, widow of Norman F. Kennedy, born April 29, 1920, died Aug. 14, 2013, at age 93. Survived by children, Gerald Kennedy, wife, Mary Ann, Rondi, and Raymond; 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Norman Kennedy retired in 1977, and was deceased in 2000.   James Larry Grant, born Jan. 29, 1938, died July 27, 2012, at age 75. …

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Retiree Newsletter July 2013

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Newsletter Reporter            OVER THE HILL GANG On Wed. May 22nd, we met at the Clackamas Banquet and Catering Center for our monthly luncheon. We had about 21 PPB people there, including Glen Griffitts, Dave Edstrom, Bud Bladow, Randy Pulley, Norm Rosenbloom, Bob Dorney, Mardi Epps, Paul Fontana, Dick and Doris Kuntz, and Roger Haven.      Our thanks go out …

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Obituary – Michael Roger Barkley

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Barkley, Michael Roger, 58 May 04, 1955 May 18, 2013 Michael passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family. Michael was born in Hollywood, Calif. and graduated from Westchester High School. He attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. He pursued a career in law enforcement and was recruited by the Portland Police Bureau. After 30 years of …

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Retiree June 2013 Newsletter

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              OVER THE HILL GANG  On Wed. April 24th we met at the Clackamas Banquet and Catering Center for our monthly luncheon. We had a fair size group present, as our speaker was an author. Linda and I arrived to find the parking lot pretty full, and inside many of our retirees, including Dave Edstrom, C.C. and Bob Cox, Sally …

TAPS

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Astrid Griffin-O’Hara, born Dec. 18, 1921 in Portland, died April 24, 2013, at age 91. She attended Kennedy grade school and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1940. She married Fred Griffin April 8,1942. She was involved with Temple Baptist Church, and later attended Rivercrest Community Church. Astrid worked as a bookkeeper in the retail industry for many years. In …

INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS IN THE FPDR SYSTEM

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The most frequently asked question with regard to FPDR claims is about so-called “independent medical examinations.”  These are also known as “IMEs” and a variety of less-savory titles.  Police officers and firefighters usually ask a variant of the question, “Do I have to go to this?”  The answer is “yes,” if a member wants to pursue a claim or maintain …

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Retiree Newsletter May 2013

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              BREAKFAST AT DENNY’S Monday, April 8th, apparently came as a surprise for this group, since the month started out on a Monday, the second Monday came quickly. We only had six show up. This included Scott Field, Al Freauff, Glen Griffitts, Bob Dorney and Kenny Zapp.      The conversations were the usual, about old “what’s his name”, and old …

Taps May 2013

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Lawrence W. Staudenmaier, born July 23, 1931, died Jan. 26, 2013, at age 81. He joined the Portland Police July 16, 1956 and retired March 3 1977. No other information available   Laverna L Sanders, widow of John C. Sanders,

TAPS April 2013

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Verta DeBellis, wife of William “Bill” DeBellis, born Sept. 28, 1922 in Staples, Minn. Died March 8, 2013, at age 90. She attended Franklin High School,  and later worked at Nabisco. She was an avid golfer, and was an active member of the women’s golf club in Tualatin.  She  volunteered with the Assistance League of Yuma. She is survived by …

Retiree Newsletter April 2013

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           OVER THE HILL GANG Wed. March 27th was our time to meet at the new location for this gathering. This is the Clackamas Banquet and Catering Center, 15815 SE 82nd Dr. It is part of Denny’s restaurant, just north of highway 212/224. We had a large crowd, either due to the new location or the speaker. In any …

Taps

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TAPS   Eleanor Frances Nasby-Gowing, wife of Harold “Hal” Gowing, born Oct. 21, 1924,  in Portland, died Nov. 27, 2012, at age 88. She attended Cleveland High School, then Girls Poly. She joined the Portland Police Bureau March 29, 1954, and retired from the Juvenile Division July 11, 1979. She married Robert Nasby in 1967, He passed away in 2005. …

Taps

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TAPS   Bea Mc Intosh, Widow of Pat Donaldson, born Sept. 2, 1917, died May 28th, 2011 (?) no other info available.

Retiree Newsletter Oct 2012

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                 OVER THE HILL GANG   On Sept.26, we met again at the Refectory, for what was a promising presentation. Arriving a little after 11 am, we found several already there. Because the speaker was going to be “Dave” of Dave’s Killer Bread, we had a lot of new people show up. Many that I did not recognize. We …

Taps October 2012

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Jack R. Childers, born Nov. 19, 1925, died July 5, 2012, at age 86. Jack joined the Portland Police July 15, 1950 and retired Nov. 19, 1989. He has been residing in Yuma Arizona for several years. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis. No other info available.   Stella M. Kutter, widow of Henry “Hank” Kutter, died Feb. 23, …

Retirees Message for September 2012

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By PRESIDENT  BOB ROBERTS Newsletter Reporter                  OVER THE HILL GANG   On August 22nd, we met at the Refectory for our monthly luncheon, gabfest and to listen to a presentation by Jason Hubert, who has been with the Portland Police GET Team, (Gang Enforcement Team) for eight years. It was a fair sized crowd, who were looking forward …

Annual Detectives Dinner Coming Up!

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The annual Detective Dinner is coming up on Friday  Oct. 19th. So put it on your calendar. There will be info later. I believe it will again be held at the MAC Club.   Apparently, letters went out to all retirees who are on the list to pay back an over payment, asking  them, or telling them to sign a …

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ABC’s of FPD&R

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There are many FPDR rules to remember when you sustain a service-connected injury or illness.  Additionally, there are steps that you can take to make your FPDR claim process operate more smoothly.  Please review the following important points:   You have 30 days from the date of your injury to file a claim.  This is a strict rule.  Completing an …

INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS IN THE FPDR SYSTEM

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The most frequently asked question with regard to FPDR claims is about so-called “independent medical examinations.”  These are also known as “IMEs” and a variety of less-savory titles.  Police officers and firefighters usually ask a variant of the question, “Do I have to go to this?”  The answer is “yes,” if a member wants to pursue a claim or maintain …

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The Court’s decision on cell phone searches: 3 things cops need to know

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The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that with the exception of some emergency circumstances, police must obtain a warrant before searching the contents of a cell phone seized from someone who has been arrested The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the search incident to arrest of an arrestee’s cell phone is not permissible without a warrant — except in …

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ABC’s of FPD&R

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There are many FPDR rules to remember when you sustain a service-connected injury or illness.  Additionally, there are steps that you can take to make your FPDR claim process operate more smoothly.  Please review the following important points:   You have 30 days from the date of your injury to file a claim.  This is a strict rule.  Completing an …

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A Guide to Internal Affairs Statements

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For the past twelve years, I have been involved in representing officers in providing statements to Internal Affairs.  So, I’d like to provide a guide for officers who are requested to give statements as either the suspect officer or witness in Internal Investigations. When you are first notified by an investigator that they are requesting a statement, you receive an …

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Dear Officer, I See You

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Ask anyone in Law Enforcement why they do what they do, and chance are they’ll tell you it’s not for the glory, the thank yous, or the appreciation of the people they help serve and protect. But that doesn’t mean they don’t enjoy hearing it once in a while. Unfortunately, that’s not too often—but an organization called Humanizing the Badge is …

Why Joint, Back and Shoulder Pain are Common in Cops (and how to fix it)

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There will never be a day when officers leave their duty belts and ballistic vests in the squad, so start taking preventative measures now — and take them often Feb 25, 2015 Injuries are inevitable in law enforcement. Back, shoulder, and neck pain are all too common to the profession, and can be credited to everything from your duty belt …

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Health care spending growth hits 10-year high

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Health care spending rose at the fastest pace in 10 years last quarter, a development that could foreshadow higher costs for consumers this year. Expenses for health care rose at a 5.6% annual rate in the fourth quarter, the Bureau of Economic Analysis said last week. The jump triggered a sharp upward revision in the government’s estimate of consumer spending …

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The scale doesn’t tell the whole truth

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The scale is appealing because it shows an instant, tangible metric of how you’re progressing, and it seems like an easy way to tell if your weight-loss plan is working. But it’s also easy to get too attached to that number—and you might start to define yourself based on what your morning weigh-in says, despite your best intentions. What’s worse …

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Hepatitis C and Frequently Asked Questions

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By Cathy Baker Keaney, MSN, RN, MPH Law Office of Kevin Keaney Hepatitis C and Frequently Asked Questions What is Hepatitis? “Hepatitis” means inflammation of the liver. Toxins, certain drugs, some diseases, heavy alcohol use, and bacterial and viral infections can all cause hepatitis. Hepatitis is also the name of a family of viral infections that affect the liver; the …

Policing and Increased Risk of HIV?

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Being a police officer does not generally put one at increased risk for contracting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, although precautionary protection is advised. Increased risk of HIV comes from direct blood-to-blood contact.  Good hygiene measures reduce one’s risk of exposure to HIV as well as other infectious agents like hepatitis B or hepatitis C.  Any person infected with …

Outdoor Exercise

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Doubtless the recent warm sunny weather has many of you thinking about how you’re going to look in your bathing suits, or about whether your body is ready for all the hiking, biking, and outdoor fun that makes most of us love the Northwest. Does that sound like you? If so, what do you do? Is it time to join …

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Colorado Officer Sings to Young Girl after Fatal Accident

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Photo shows officer singing to little girl after accident kills father, injures mother and siblings By PoliceOne Staff The following article originally appeared on PoliceOne, the leading online resource for law enforcement, and is reprinted by permission of the PoliceOne editorial team. Visit www.PoliceOne.com to access news, commentary, education information, and training resources that help officers protect their communities and …

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4 Keys to Living in Police Reality (not police fiction)

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Living your life based on police stereotypes sets you up for failure — look to those police officers who are successful professionally and personally and use them as your guide, because that is the real world Are you deceiving yourself? Are your beliefs of what a police officer are supposed to be setting you up for failure in your professional …

Why respecting even the most vile criminals is important to our survival

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Current literature strongly indicates that demonizing or dehumanizing others because of their relative values — be they ethnic, cultural, behavioral or criminal — exacerbates PTSD There is a segment of our society whose behavior can be so objectionable that it is sometimes hard to view these people as humans. They can be dirty, smelly, sloppy, lazy, egotistical, indignant, argumentative, and …

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The Misinformation Age

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The fact that you are reading this article on an Internet website means you probably get a lot of information and insight on the web. One of the first things you have to ask yourself about anything you read on the Internet is what is the agenda of the… What a remarkable information age we live in; with Smartphones and …

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From Buddha to the Blue Line

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Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 by Editor From Buddha to the Blue Line Editors Note: The following guest article was provided by Max Lewis who works in Child Protective Services for the State of Oregon Department of Human Services. I think you will find this article very enlightening and I encourage you to learn more through the resources he mentions at …

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Thank You to Our Hole Sponsors

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 The PPA and The Cover Foundation want to thank our 2015 Hole Sponsors for the Golf Tournament   21st Century Towing Advantis Ager Tank & Equipment Blackstone Ventures California Casualty Countrywide, Rusty Roberts Home Energy Group Mesher Supply Michael Starapoli Ray Tercek Red Door NW, Jennye Helzer Sexton Bar & Galley Tedesco The Snitily Family, Richard Snitily Tim Schiller UBS …

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Staffing Survey?

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As I have for the past few weeks, so will I continue to address the dangerously low minimum staffing levels that the rank and file of the Portland Police Bureau work with every day. As many of you know the PPA has filed a grievance in regards to the staffing that continues to decline before our very eyes. Inadequate Staffing …

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PPA Files Staffing Grievance

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Today, the Portland Police Association filed a grievance over the officer safety and workload issues that have arisen given the dangerously low staffing levels of the Portland Police Bureau. For years, the PPA has urged City and Police Bureau leaders to address this critical staffing issue through dialogue and collaboration. Unfortunately, the only outcome has been an incomplete staffing survey …

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Advocate

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Portland Police Association and ORCOPS president Daryl Turner pictured with Governor Kate Brown. “It’s important that police advocate for civil rights and equality,” said Turner.          

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Bridging the Divide

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What is it that police associations can do to reconnect with citizens and communities By Daryl Turner  As the national discussion over law enforcement has grown constant and at times divisive, we noticed a huge void in the discussion – the voices of the men and women of law enforcement. Law enforcement officers don’t just work to protect and serve …

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Oregon Legislature Wrapping Up

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You can tell that the Legislature is getting closer to wrapping up session: they’ve started shutting down committees. On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Veterans and Emergency Preparedness Committee both wrapped up their business and had their last meetings of the session. Other committees will follow shortly, because with a few exceptions, all bills need to be …

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Clackamas Sheriff’s Deputy Robert “Robby” Nashif

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Our thoughts and prayers go out to Clackamas County Sheriff’s Deputy Robby Nashif, who was critically injured Tuesday in a collision east of Oregon City. Nashif, 41, joined the sheriff’s office in October 1998 after serving in the Keizer Police Department from 1995-98. He joined the sheriff’s motorcycle-patrol unit in 2004. An investigation is under way to determine the cause of …

Officer ‘Comic Cop’ bridges gaps in Old Town

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Sgt. Willie Halliburton is known on the stage as a comedian but in downtown Portland he’s known as a cop with a great record for uniting communities PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — On the heels of an unsolved homicide in downtown under the Morrison Bridge that may involve homeless people, police are stepping up efforts to foster better relationships with …

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Goals for 2014

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As the new year begins, I realize that it is important to look back and think about where we were last year at this very same time. We have faced many challenges head on while moving forward in our advocacy of protecting your rights, wages, and benefits. Of course, your support has been pivotal to the success of the PPA …

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PPA Statement Regarding CBA Tentative Agreement – 12.18.13

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Mayor Hales and commissioners, I am Daryl Turner, President of the Portland Police Association. I am honored to be here today representing the 900 men and women of the PPA as the City moves to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement and the USDOJ settlement. This has been a long, complex process. The City and PPA negotiating teams worked tirelessly …

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PPA Statement to City Council Regarding IPR’s Proposed Ordinance – 12.18.13

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Good afternoon Mayor Hales and City Commissioners. I am Daryl Turner, President of the Portland Police Association. I sit here today nearly two months after IPR introduced its original ordinance in October. Although IPR has now revised its ordinance, the three points that I raised before you in October remain unresolved. First, IPR’s proposed code changes trigger a number of …

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Remebering Officer Robert Libke

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“It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out where the strong man stumbled, or where a doer of deeds could have done them better, the credit belongs to the man in the arena whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs, and who comes up short again and …

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Oregon CIty Officer Libke

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Daryl Turner 503-757-8401 Phone president@ppavigil.orgPortland, ORE – November 4th, 2013 — Oregon CIty Officer Libke Police officers never know what to expect when they respond to the radio calls.  While Officer Libke made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty, his family, too, has sacrificed more than can be asked or expected. As we honor the …

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Portlanders Happy About Livability, But Not City Government

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OPB | Oct. 30, 2013 5 a.m. | Updated: Oct. 30, 2013 1:31 p.m. | Portland, Oregon Portlanders feel good about city livability, their parks, police and 911 system, according to a new survey released Wednesday. But they’re not happy about the job city government is doing or the condition of Portland’s streets. The survey found that 88 percent of respondents feel …

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Know Your Rights!

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The liberties and protections guaranteed by the United States Constitution, that you are sworn to enforce and put your lives at risk each day to protect, also applyto you.  You do not have a sworn duty to abdicate your protections nor are you a second class citizen in this country with “watered down” rights afforded by the law. Your decision …

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5 practical sleep tips for shift workers

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You need seven to eight hours of good sleep a day to stay mentally and physically healthy — here are a few ways to reliably get the sleep you need The secretary called and had a question regarding a DWI report that I had transcribed in the early morning hours of the previous shift. I had responded to a report …

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Colorado Officer Sings to Young Girl after Fatal Accident

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Photo shows officer singing to little girl after accident kills father, injures mother and siblings By PoliceOne Staff The following article originally appeared on PoliceOne, the leading online resource for law enforcement, and is reprinted by permission of the PoliceOne editorial team. Visit www.PoliceOne.com to access news, commentary, education information, and training resources that help officers protect their communities and …

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How To Improve Officer Training for High-Risk Traffic Stops

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The problem with ever-increasing stress during critical incidents such as a HRTS is found in an associated decrease in critical thinking abilities By David Blake The following article originally appeared on PoliceOne, the leading online resource for law enforcement, and is reprinted by permission of the PoliceOne editorial team. Visit www.PoliceOne.com to access news, commentary, education information, and training resources …

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Rock Star Cops’ Duet

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You may remember Cpl. Jeff Davis with the Dover Police Department in Delaware after watching a viral video of him driving around in his patrol car while lip-synching Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.” Millions did. Well, Davis is back, and this time he’s brought a buddy along—Cpl. Demetrius Stevenson, who works as a resource officer at Dover High School. Between the …

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Bridging the Divide

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What is it that police associations can do to reconnect with citizens and communities By Daryl Turner  As the national discussion over law enforcement has grown constant and at times divisive, we noticed a huge void in the discussion – the voices of the men and women of law enforcement. Law enforcement officers don’t just work to protect and serve …

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At NYPD Officer’s Funeral, Police Reflect on Tough Time

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Officers arrived from as far as California, Louisiana, and Chicago to line the streets outside the church for the funeral of a young NYC police officer By Frank Eltman and Michael Balsamo Associated Press SEAFORD, N.Y. — Thousands of police from around the country came together at a slain New York City officer’s funeral on Friday, mixing grief with calls for respect …

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National Police Week May 10th-16th

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In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and …

Obama, Holder offer words at slain marshal’s funeral

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27-year-old marshal died in a shootout March 10 after he and others arrived at a motel to arrest a fugitive Yesterday at 4:40 PM By Margaret Baker The Sun Herald MOSS POINT, Miss. — On slain deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Wells’ 20th birthday, he put his future wife on the spot. “I asked him, ‘What do you want for your birthday?’” …

Video: Black Panther LeaderUndergoes Shoot/Don’t Shoot Training

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Anti-police protest leader and head of Houston’s New Black Panther Party was invited to undergo use of force training at a Texas police department Feb 5, 2015 MISSOURI CITY, Texas — An anti-police protest leader was invited to undergo use of force training at a Texas police department. The head of Houston’s New Black Panther Party, Quanell X, participated in shoot/don’t …

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Police Week 2014: A confluence of emotions

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Police Week is a memorial service for fallen heroes, a support session for survivors, and a celebratory social event for about 20,000 officers from all over the country To say that attending Police Week this year was a powerful experience is an understatement of borderline-negligent magnitude. I’ve been told repeatedly by those who’ve attended it that “it just defies description.” …

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Pa. police face unique set of challenges with texting law

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Unless a driver admits or a passenger tells police that a driver was sending a message, it’s difficult to make a texting-while-driving citation stick ALLENTOWN, Pa. — From Allentown police Capt. William Reinik’s perspective, Pennsylvania’s law against texting and driving is a challenge to enforce. “Out on the street, is it very difficult to tell if a person is texting? Yes …

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Watchdog to Oversee NYPD

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Philip K. Eure was named the city’s first-ever inspector general to oversee the police department. The de Blasio administration Friday named the city’s first-ever inspector general to oversee the police department, a post created over the veto of the former mayor but embraced by the current one. Philip K. Eure, who starts May 27, helped establish a similar watchdog office …

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How your Brain Handles Fear

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By Val Van Brocklin   Fear is the brain’s hard-wired survival mechanism. There are three key players in this system: •   The thalamus is your brain’s window to the world. It receives and processes at a low level sensory input and sends messages to: •   The amygdala, which scans the information for threats and musters a full body response if danger …

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The Constitution and the cop: Case law and the American home

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While the home is still sacred constitutional ground — a threshold not to be trespassed upon by the government without a warrant supported by probable cause — exceptions do exist If there is one inviolable principle in Constitutional criminal procedure, it is that the home remains off-limits to government intrusion short of the existence of probable cause and a warrant …

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Quickly read, analyze, and interpret body language

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I came up with five categories of general behavior — it is not a total list of all behaviors, but rather, a list of general behavior — to look for during an interview or interrogation When I began teaching others about body language, I would spend at least eight hours of classroom time on different types of gestures found in …

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7 LEO myths that stress you out and scare your family

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In a hard-hitting presentation at the ILEETA annual training conference, Dr. Alexis Artwohl challenged widely held misconceptions about police work Seven persistent, negative myths about law enforcement are needlessly deepening officer stress, damaging recruitment, and generating unnecessary anxiety and fear in cop families, says a popular researcher and trainer in the field of police psychology. In a hard-hitting presentation at …

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Brass vs. officers: Distrust gets us nowhere

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Due to the numerous comments on my previous article, “Expectations and disappointments in police work,” it seemed appropriate to write a follow-up article. The comments centered on disappointment in departmental politics, a lack of cultural cohesion, backstabbing, and incompetent leadership — especially incompetent leadership. Seemingly insignificant issues to some, but all too often a major source of stress and contention …

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10 tips for when you are served with a use-of-force lawsuit notice

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Police attorney Lance LoRusso offers a checklist of what to do — and what not to do — when faced with a civil suit n When Cops Kill, his informative book on helping officers navigate the treacherous legal shoals after an OIS, police attorney Lance LoRusso offers this checklist on what to do if and when you are served with …

NAPO VICTORY IN UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS DECISION: DEPUTIES ’ FREE SPEECH RIGHTS PROTECTED IN “ FACEBOOK CASE ”

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http://www.azplea.com/images/stories/PDF_files/WASHINGTON_REPORT_Facebook_Flash_Sept_19_2013.pdf Yesterday, September 18, The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued its opinion in Bland vs. Roberts. This is the “Facebook Case” in which NAPO was allowed to participate asamicus curiae. In this case, Sheriff B.J. Roberts of Hampton, Virginia, terminated the employment of several deputies for political reasons. A key portion of the evidence in …

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Thank You to Our Hole Sponsors

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 The PPA and The Cover Foundation want to thank our 2015 Hole Sponsors for the Golf Tournament   21st Century Towing Advantis Ager Tank & Equipment Blackstone Ventures California Casualty Countrywide, Rusty Roberts Home Energy Group Mesher Supply Michael Starapoli Ray Tercek Red Door NW, Jennye Helzer Sexton Bar & Galley Tedesco The Snitily Family, Richard Snitily Tim Schiller UBS …

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Colorado Officer Sings to Young Girl after Fatal Accident

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Photo shows officer singing to little girl after accident kills father, injures mother and siblings By PoliceOne Staff The following article originally appeared on PoliceOne, the leading online resource for law enforcement, and is reprinted by permission of the PoliceOne editorial team. Visit www.PoliceOne.com to access news, commentary, education information, and training resources that help officers protect their communities and …

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How To Improve Officer Training for High-Risk Traffic Stops

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The problem with ever-increasing stress during critical incidents such as a HRTS is found in an associated decrease in critical thinking abilities By David Blake The following article originally appeared on PoliceOne, the leading online resource for law enforcement, and is reprinted by permission of the PoliceOne editorial team. Visit www.PoliceOne.com to access news, commentary, education information, and training resources …

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Staffing Survey?

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As I have for the past few weeks, so will I continue to address the dangerously low minimum staffing levels that the rank and file of the Portland Police Bureau work with every day. As many of you know the PPA has filed a grievance in regards to the staffing that continues to decline before our very eyes. Inadequate Staffing …

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PPA Files Staffing Grievance

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Today, the Portland Police Association filed a grievance over the officer safety and workload issues that have arisen given the dangerously low staffing levels of the Portland Police Bureau. For years, the PPA has urged City and Police Bureau leaders to address this critical staffing issue through dialogue and collaboration. Unfortunately, the only outcome has been an incomplete staffing survey …

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Rock Star Cops’ Duet

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You may remember Cpl. Jeff Davis with the Dover Police Department in Delaware after watching a viral video of him driving around in his patrol car while lip-synching Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.” Millions did. Well, Davis is back, and this time he’s brought a buddy along—Cpl. Demetrius Stevenson, who works as a resource officer at Dover High School. Between the …

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Advocate

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Portland Police Association and ORCOPS president Daryl Turner pictured with Governor Kate Brown. “It’s important that police advocate for civil rights and equality,” said Turner.          

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Bridging the Divide

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What is it that police associations can do to reconnect with citizens and communities By Daryl Turner  As the national discussion over law enforcement has grown constant and at times divisive, we noticed a huge void in the discussion – the voices of the men and women of law enforcement. Law enforcement officers don’t just work to protect and serve …

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Oregon Legislature Wrapping Up

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You can tell that the Legislature is getting closer to wrapping up session: they’ve started shutting down committees. On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Veterans and Emergency Preparedness Committee both wrapped up their business and had their last meetings of the session. Other committees will follow shortly, because with a few exceptions, all bills need to be …

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At NYPD Officer’s Funeral, Police Reflect on Tough Time

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Officers arrived from as far as California, Louisiana, and Chicago to line the streets outside the church for the funeral of a young NYC police officer By Frank Eltman and Michael Balsamo Associated Press SEAFORD, N.Y. — Thousands of police from around the country came together at a slain New York City officer’s funeral on Friday, mixing grief with calls for respect …

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Clackamas Sheriff’s Deputy Robert “Robby” Nashif

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Our thoughts and prayers go out to Clackamas County Sheriff’s Deputy Robby Nashif, who was critically injured Tuesday in a collision east of Oregon City. Nashif, 41, joined the sheriff’s office in October 1998 after serving in the Keizer Police Department from 1995-98. He joined the sheriff’s motorcycle-patrol unit in 2004. An investigation is under way to determine the cause of …

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National Police Week May 10th-16th

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In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and …

Officer ‘Comic Cop’ bridges gaps in Old Town

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Sgt. Willie Halliburton is known on the stage as a comedian but in downtown Portland he’s known as a cop with a great record for uniting communities PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — On the heels of an unsolved homicide in downtown under the Morrison Bridge that may involve homeless people, police are stepping up efforts to foster better relationships with …

Obama, Holder offer words at slain marshal’s funeral

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27-year-old marshal died in a shootout March 10 after he and others arrived at a motel to arrest a fugitive Yesterday at 4:40 PM By Margaret Baker The Sun Herald MOSS POINT, Miss. — On slain deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Wells’ 20th birthday, he put his future wife on the spot. “I asked him, ‘What do you want for your birthday?’” …

Video: Black Panther LeaderUndergoes Shoot/Don’t Shoot Training

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Anti-police protest leader and head of Houston’s New Black Panther Party was invited to undergo use of force training at a Texas police department Feb 5, 2015 MISSOURI CITY, Texas — An anti-police protest leader was invited to undergo use of force training at a Texas police department. The head of Houston’s New Black Panther Party, Quanell X, participated in shoot/don’t …

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Police Week 2014: A confluence of emotions

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Police Week is a memorial service for fallen heroes, a support session for survivors, and a celebratory social event for about 20,000 officers from all over the country To say that attending Police Week this year was a powerful experience is an understatement of borderline-negligent magnitude. I’ve been told repeatedly by those who’ve attended it that “it just defies description.” …

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Pa. police face unique set of challenges with texting law

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Unless a driver admits or a passenger tells police that a driver was sending a message, it’s difficult to make a texting-while-driving citation stick ALLENTOWN, Pa. — From Allentown police Capt. William Reinik’s perspective, Pennsylvania’s law against texting and driving is a challenge to enforce. “Out on the street, is it very difficult to tell if a person is texting? Yes …

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Watchdog to Oversee NYPD

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Philip K. Eure was named the city’s first-ever inspector general to oversee the police department. The de Blasio administration Friday named the city’s first-ever inspector general to oversee the police department, a post created over the veto of the former mayor but embraced by the current one. Philip K. Eure, who starts May 27, helped establish a similar watchdog office …

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At NYPD Officer’s Funeral, Police Reflect on Tough Time

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Officers arrived from as far as California, Louisiana, and Chicago to line the streets outside the church for the funeral of a young NYC police officer By Frank Eltman and Michael Balsamo Associated Press SEAFORD, N.Y. — Thousands of police from around the country came together at a slain New York City officer’s funeral on Friday, mixing grief with calls for respect …

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How To Improve Officer Training for High-Risk Traffic Stops

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The problem with ever-increasing stress during critical incidents such as a HRTS is found in an associated decrease in critical thinking abilities By David Blake The following article originally appeared on PoliceOne, the leading online resource for law enforcement, and is reprinted by permission of the PoliceOne editorial team. Visit www.PoliceOne.com to access news, commentary, education information, and training resources …

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PPA Files Staffing Grievance

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Today, the Portland Police Association filed a grievance over the officer safety and workload issues that have arisen given the dangerously low staffing levels of the Portland Police Bureau. For years, the PPA has urged City and Police Bureau leaders to address this critical staffing issue through dialogue and collaboration. Unfortunately, the only outcome has been an incomplete staffing survey …

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4 tactics that can save your life in a plainclothes gunfight

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Going armed while in soft clothes requires a different mindset than when you are in uniform In the recent ambush killing of two Las Vegas uniformed officers, the second phase of the incident resulted in the death of a citizen carrying a concealed weapon (CCW). When the male shooter entered a Wal-Mart and fired a round, the CCW citizen attempted …

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3 lessons from the Las Vegas police ambush about on-duty breaks

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Police officers are highly visible public figures who are vulnerable to attack any time they are out in public, regardless of what they are doing. The murders of two Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers who were dining in a restaurant by a pair of radical militants happened less than a week ago, and the heinous crime is still under …

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How your Brain Handles Fear

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By Val Van Brocklin   Fear is the brain’s hard-wired survival mechanism. There are three key players in this system: •   The thalamus is your brain’s window to the world. It receives and processes at a low level sensory input and sends messages to: •   The amygdala, which scans the information for threats and musters a full body response if danger …

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Obama, Holder offer words at slain marshal’s funeral

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27-year-old marshal died in a shootout March 10 after he and others arrived at a motel to arrest a fugitive Yesterday at 4:40 PM By Margaret Baker The Sun Herald MOSS POINT, Miss. — On slain deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Wells’ 20th birthday, he put his future wife on the spot. “I asked him, ‘What do you want for your birthday?’” …

Oregon Legislative Update: Officer Involved Deadly Force Incidents

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Two proposed bills that deal with officer involved deadly force incidents are currently pending before the Oregon Legislature. Both bills propose significant changes to Oregon law, including mandatory post-incident drug testing for involved officers and investigations into officers’ use of deadly force by the Oregon Department of Justice. The first bill is House Bill 2951, introduced by Representative Lew Frederick …

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Oregon Legislature Wrapping Up

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You can tell that the Legislature is getting closer to wrapping up session: they’ve started shutting down committees. On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Veterans and Emergency Preparedness Committee both wrapped up their business and had their last meetings of the session. Other committees will follow shortly, because with a few exceptions, all bills need to be …

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3 challenges that blindside rookie cops (and how to survive them)

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Obstacles will occur in every cop’s career, but with a positive attitude, perseverance, and integrity, you will live through them and you will become a mature, seasoned veteran Most every cop can clearly remember their rookie years. Most of us can even remember the very day we graduated from the academy, pinned on the badge, strapped on the duty belt, …

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From Buddha to the Blue Line

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Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 by Editor From Buddha to the Blue Line Editors Note: The following guest article was provided by Max Lewis who works in Child Protective Services for the State of Oregon Department of Human Services. I think you will find this article very enlightening and I encourage you to learn more through the resources he mentions at …

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A HISTORY OF THE PORTLAND POLICE ASSOCIATION, LOCAL #456

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The following article was taken verbatim from a story provided by the Portland Police Museum, Frank Springer on the origins of the Police Union A HISTORY OF THE PORTLAND POLICE ASSOCIATION LOCAL #456 By Frank Springer While reading the minutes of our organization in it’s early and formative years we were amazed at how much we had forgotten about our …

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Staffing Survey?

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As I have for the past few weeks, so will I continue to address the dangerously low minimum staffing levels that the rank and file of the Portland Police Bureau work with every day. As many of you know the PPA has filed a grievance in regards to the staffing that continues to decline before our very eyes. Inadequate Staffing …

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PPA Files Staffing Grievance

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Today, the Portland Police Association filed a grievance over the officer safety and workload issues that have arisen given the dangerously low staffing levels of the Portland Police Bureau. For years, the PPA has urged City and Police Bureau leaders to address this critical staffing issue through dialogue and collaboration. Unfortunately, the only outcome has been an incomplete staffing survey …

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Bridging the Divide

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What is it that police associations can do to reconnect with citizens and communities By Daryl Turner  As the national discussion over law enforcement has grown constant and at times divisive, we noticed a huge void in the discussion – the voices of the men and women of law enforcement. Law enforcement officers don’t just work to protect and serve …

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Where the Work is Really Done

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Over the past two weeks, most of you have read statements made by Mayor Charlie Hales and Chief Mike Reese regarding their efforts to promote community policing, diversity and equity training throughout the Portland Police Bureau.  Chief Reese made reference to a new force policy that promotes de-escalation principles, crediting the policy for the decline in use of force and …

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IPR Investigations: Fair or Foul

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Over the past nine months, Independent Police Review (IPR) has doggedly pursued the ability to perform “meaningful” investigations of Police Bureau officers. The implication from IPR was that the Police Bureau’s Internal Affairs Division (IAD) was too biased and incapable of performing “meaningful” investigations. IPR and the City Auditor lobbied City Council for a change to the City Code to …

Use of Force

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Most of us are aware of the inherent dangers that cops face on a daily basis. While some of us have been involved in multiple force incidents, all of us do a good job treating each instance as a unique situation with its own set of circumstances. No cop leaves the precinct looking to be involved in a force incident; …

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OF GOVERNMENTAL INTEREST

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Within the last couple of years, the management of the Portland Police Bureau has created a new standard by which the rank and file will be judged. This standard is called Governmental Interest.  When the rank and file, who are short staffed, under supported, and riddled by multitudes of oversight, do their jobs and take action, the first question that …

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Goals for 2014

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As the new year begins, I realize that it is important to look back and think about where we were last year at this very same time. We have faced many challenges head on while moving forward in our advocacy of protecting your rights, wages, and benefits. Of course, your support has been pivotal to the success of the PPA …

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PPA Statement Regarding CBA Tentative Agreement – 12.18.13

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Mayor Hales and commissioners, I am Daryl Turner, President of the Portland Police Association. I am honored to be here today representing the 900 men and women of the PPA as the City moves to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement and the USDOJ settlement. This has been a long, complex process. The City and PPA negotiating teams worked tirelessly …

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PPA Statement to City Council Regarding IPR’s Proposed Ordinance – 12.18.13

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Good afternoon Mayor Hales and City Commissioners. I am Daryl Turner, President of the Portland Police Association. I sit here today nearly two months after IPR introduced its original ordinance in October. Although IPR has now revised its ordinance, the three points that I raised before you in October remain unresolved. First, IPR’s proposed code changes trigger a number of …

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Remebering Officer Robert Libke

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“It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out where the strong man stumbled, or where a doer of deeds could have done them better, the credit belongs to the man in the arena whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs, and who comes up short again and …

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Thankful to our first responders

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As we approach the holiday season and the close of another successful year of keeping the citizens of Portland safe in the communities we serve, let’s not forget the hard work of the rank and file of the Portland Police Bureau. The professionalism shown by you, the members of the PPA, and the extraordinary level of your work puts the …

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Deanna Wesson-Mitchell fills the role as the Mayor’s Public Safety Policy Director

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Daryl Turner 503-757-8401 Phone president@ppavigil.org Portland, ORE – October 28th, 2013 —   Deanna Wesson Mitchell fills the role as the Mayor’s Public Safety Policy Director Today, Mayor Hales announced that Deanna Wesson-Mitchell will be filling the role of his policy liaison to the Portland Police Bureau. With her inside working knowledge of how the Police …

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PRESS RELEASE : PPA Statement to City Council

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Daryl Turner 503-757-8401 Phone president@ppavigil.org Portland, ORE – October 23rd, 2013 — PPA Statement to City Council As President of the Portland Police Association, there are three key points I’d like to address regarding IPR’s proposed expansion of its powers in disciplinary investigations. The first concerns mandatory subjects of bargaining. The second concerns process. The third …

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Know Your Rights!

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The liberties and protections guaranteed by the United States Constitution, that you are sworn to enforce and put your lives at risk each day to protect, also applyto you.  You do not have a sworn duty to abdicate your protections nor are you a second class citizen in this country with “watered down” rights afforded by the law. Your decision …

Moving Forward with Contract Negotiations

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Daryl Turner 503-757-8401 Phone president@ppavigil.org Portland, ORE – August 14, 2013 — Moving Forward with Contract Negotiations Tomorrow morning, the PPA will meet with the city for a negotiation session over our successor collective bargaining agreement. Yesterday, we sat down with the city’s labor negotiators and collaboratively worked out an agreement with the city over how …

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A letter to Mayor Hales

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July 29, 2013 Mayor Charlie Hales 1221 SW Fourth Avenue Suite 340 Portland, Oregon 97204   RE:     Portland Police Association Bargaining ULP Mayor Hales: The PPA filed an unfair labor practice regarding the subject of public bargaining as part of the resolution process. When two parties, in this case the City and the PPA, cannot come to an agreement on …

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Moving Forward with Contract Negotiations

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As you all know the PPA and the city have been involved in contract negotiations since the beginning of this year. At present, we have only gone through the preliminary stages of the negotiations but we anticipate that in the months to come we will be exploring the many moving parts of this complicated process.   During the negotiation process …

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Officer Involved Shooting (OIS)

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For those of us who have worked patrol, hearing the words, “Shots fired; subject down,” suddenly come over our radio followed by a call for cover, the location, and directions into the location causes the hair to stand up on the back of any cops neck. Even the most veteran street cop experiences an adrenaline surge as they drive lights …

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PRB Where is the Equity?

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The Police Review Board (PRB) is an advisory body to the Chief of Police that makes recommendations regarding officer conduct and discipline after an investigation. The PRB may also make recommendations regarding policy, training, and the adequacy and completeness of an investigation. For years the Portland Police Bureau and City Hall have tried to sell us on the idea that the …

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Retiree Newsletter for September

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              OVER THE HILL GANG On Wed. July 24th, we gathered for our monthly meet. There was about the usual number attending, which included Mace Flye,  Dave Edstrom, Randy Pulley, Norm Rosenbloom, Dick and Doris Kuntz, Millie and Ken Blodget, Elaine Maxey, Henry Groepper, Glen Griffitts, Rob Aichele, Jim Bonar, Ruth Dunafon, and Sally Bible. Sally also brought her friend …

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Retiree Newsletter July 2013

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Newsletter Reporter            OVER THE HILL GANG On Wed. May 22nd, we met at the Clackamas Banquet and Catering Center for our monthly luncheon. We had about 21 PPB people there, including Glen Griffitts, Dave Edstrom, Bud Bladow, Randy Pulley, Norm Rosenbloom, Bob Dorney, Mardi Epps, Paul Fontana, Dick and Doris Kuntz, and Roger Haven.      Our thanks go out …

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Retiree June 2013 Newsletter

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              OVER THE HILL GANG  On Wed. April 24th we met at the Clackamas Banquet and Catering Center for our monthly luncheon. We had a fair size group present, as our speaker was an author. Linda and I arrived to find the parking lot pretty full, and inside many of our retirees, including Dave Edstrom, C.C. and Bob Cox, Sally …

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Retiree Newsletter May 2013

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              BREAKFAST AT DENNY’S Monday, April 8th, apparently came as a surprise for this group, since the month started out on a Monday, the second Monday came quickly. We only had six show up. This included Scott Field, Al Freauff, Glen Griffitts, Bob Dorney and Kenny Zapp.      The conversations were the usual, about old “what’s his name”, and old …

Retiree Newsletter April 2013

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           OVER THE HILL GANG Wed. March 27th was our time to meet at the new location for this gathering. This is the Clackamas Banquet and Catering Center, 15815 SE 82nd Dr. It is part of Denny’s restaurant, just north of highway 212/224. We had a large crowd, either due to the new location or the speaker. In any …

Taps

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TAPS   Eleanor Frances Nasby-Gowing, wife of Harold “Hal” Gowing, born Oct. 21, 1924,  in Portland, died Nov. 27, 2012, at age 88. She attended Cleveland High School, then Girls Poly. She joined the Portland Police Bureau March 29, 1954, and retired from the Juvenile Division July 11, 1979. She married Robert Nasby in 1967, He passed away in 2005. …

Taps

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TAPS   Bea Mc Intosh, Widow of Pat Donaldson, born Sept. 2, 1917, died May 28th, 2011 (?) no other info available.

Retiree Newsletter Oct 2012

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                 OVER THE HILL GANG   On Sept.26, we met again at the Refectory, for what was a promising presentation. Arriving a little after 11 am, we found several already there. Because the speaker was going to be “Dave” of Dave’s Killer Bread, we had a lot of new people show up. Many that I did not recognize. We …

Retirees Message for September 2012

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By PRESIDENT  BOB ROBERTS Newsletter Reporter                  OVER THE HILL GANG   On August 22nd, we met at the Refectory for our monthly luncheon, gabfest and to listen to a presentation by Jason Hubert, who has been with the Portland Police GET Team, (Gang Enforcement Team) for eight years. It was a fair sized crowd, who were looking forward …

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Retiree Newsletter August 2012

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Newsletter Reporter      OVER THE HILL GANG  Our gang met on Wed. July25th at the Refectory at 11:30 am. Most got there at 11. We didn’t have a big crowd, but a sizable group appeared, such as C. C. and Bob Cox, Mary and Bob Schippers, Randy Pulley, Ruth Dunafon, Bud Bladow, Glen Griffitts, Denny Baker, Bob Dorney and Jerry …

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Detectives Division Dinner 2012

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The annual Detective Division dinner will be held Friday, October 19th, 2012 at the Multnomah Athletic Club.  The event is held to recognize detectives who have retired this year.  All retired, former and current detectives, including non-sworn personnel are invited to attend. Please mark your calendar. If you would like further information, please contact Mary Jane Gleeson at Mjbeachgal@aol.com or 503-816-5455.

Retiree Newsletter July 2012

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By PRESIDENT  BOB ROBERTS                  OVER THE HILL GANG   This event took place on Wed. June 27th, at the Refectory. We met at 11:30 am and had a nice lunch. The crowd was smaller than usual, but we had C. C. and Bob Cox, Bob Warner, Bob Dorney, Bob Tobin, Norm Rosenbloom, Ruth Dunafon, Paul …

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Taps

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Carl L. Johnson, born July 14, 1923, passed away May 27, 2012, at age 88. He joined the Portland Police Feb. 9, 1949, and retired Feb. 12, 1979 He served in the South Pacific in the Marines during W/WII. After retiring form the Police Bureau, worked and volunteered at St. Vincent’s Hospital. He spent the last few years in an …

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Retiree’s Message

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By PRESIDENT  BOB ROBERTSBy PRESIDENT  BOB ROBERTS Newsletter Reporter                 OVER THE HILL GANG The Refectory was ready for us this time, and the doors were open by 11 am, and the tables set up. We had a discussion about the “Bob” table, and a newcomer to the luncheon was Bob Nesvick, a retired Alaska State Trooper. So, …

Retirees message

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  OVER THE HILL GANG – Wednesday, April 25, we met for our monthly luncheon at the Refectory. Linda and I were a little early, and found that the door to our meeting room was still locked. After contacting someone inside, we found out that there had been some changes made and they didn’t know we were coming. Fortunately, they …

Retirees Message

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OVER THE HILL GANG This meeting was held on George Washington’s real birthday, Feb. 22nd and was well attended, as expected, since the topic was a Cold Case. Those attending included Bob and C. C. Cox, Randy Pulley, Norm Rosenbloom, Bob Benson, Jerry Klinger, Mel walker and George Young. The food was good and ample, and enjoyed by most. For …

Retirees Message

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BREAKFAST AT DENNY’S Our first breakfast at Denny’s for 2012, was on Mon. Jan. 9th. Bob Dorney offered to pick me up at 6:30 am, so I took him up on it. He had to eat early and be done eating by 7:30, so he could take a medical test. We found a group already at the table when we …

Retirees Message

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BREAKFAST AT DENNY’S  Friday, Dec 12th was a cold morning, especially at 5:30 am. My surgeon put a 3-week restriction on driving, so Bob Dorney came by at 6:30 and picked me up for the breakfast. We arrived just before 7am and found Scotty Field and Mel Walker already there. But Dallas Taggart, Glen Griffitts, and Gene Thoming arrived shortly …

Retirees Message

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OVER THE HILL GANG LUNCH We gathered for our monthly lunch at the Refectory on July 27th. with a fair sized crowd on hand. We were glad to see Walt Martin back amongst the flock, after a pretty serious illness. Dave Butzer joined us, all the way from Ariz. I

Retiree’s Message

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OVER THE HILL GANG LUNCH Wed. June 22nd we gathered at the Refectory for our monthly lunch. We had fair sized crowd, with about 20 from PPB. Some of these included Bob Braaten, Bob Cox, Bob Walliker, Bob Tobin, Matt Bisenius, Ray and Ruth Brown, Norm Rosenbloom, Mace Flye, Mardi Epps and Glen Griffitts. Our speaker was John Van Huizen, …

Retirees Message

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OVER THE HILL GANG LUNCH On May 25th, we gathered the clan together for our monthly lunch at the Refectory. With many arriving by 11am, we filled up several tables. We had Bob Cox, Matt Bisenius, Randy Pulley, Glen Griffitts, Bud Bladow, Jerry Klinger, (his first time here), Norm Rosenbloom, Roger Haven, Mardi Epps, Cheryl and Charles Lopez, and Harry …

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Staffing Survey?

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As I have for the past few weeks, so will I continue to address the dangerously low minimum staffing levels that the rank and file of the Portland Police Bureau work with every day. As many of you know the PPA has filed a grievance in regards to the staffing that continues to decline before our very eyes. Inadequate Staffing …

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PPA Files Staffing Grievance

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Today, the Portland Police Association filed a grievance over the officer safety and workload issues that have arisen given the dangerously low staffing levels of the Portland Police Bureau. For years, the PPA has urged City and Police Bureau leaders to address this critical staffing issue through dialogue and collaboration. Unfortunately, the only outcome has been an incomplete staffing survey …

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Thank You to Our Hole Sponsors

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 The PPA and The Cover Foundation want to thank our 2015 Hole Sponsors for the Golf Tournament   21st Century Towing Advantis Ager Tank & Equipment Blackstone Ventures California Casualty Countrywide, Rusty Roberts Home Energy Group Mesher Supply Michael Starapoli Ray Tercek Red Door NW, Jennye Helzer Sexton Bar & Galley Tedesco The Snitily Family, Richard Snitily Tim Schiller UBS …

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Busters BBQ

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Thank You to our 2015 Bronze Sponsor of the PPA Cover Foundation Golf Scramble Buster’s BBQ Family owned and operated and darn proud to bring Oregon authentic Texas-style barbecue. Since 1982 they’ve been serving up meats so tender and tasty they’ll bring out the Texan in you! And no wonder. Their 12 hour cooking process is done over a low …

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Portland Patrol Inc

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Thank You to our 2015 Silver Sponsor of the PPA Cover Foundation Golf Scramble Portland Patrol Inc. (PPI) is a private security company providing armed and unarmed security for both public and private organizations in Oregon. Working closely with the Portland Police Bureau, PPI employees help to ensure the safety and security of individuals, businesses, and property in the downtown …

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MAGNACORP

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Thank You to our 2015 Bronze Sponsor of the PPA Cover Foundation Golf Scramble Magnacorp is a client-focused financial services practice.  We work with key executives, their employees, individuals and their families to establish financial priorities to help them achieve their financial goals.   We believe in building long-term relationships through needs-based analysis, review and excellent customer service. Our practice has over 50 years of financial services …

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Frank K. Springer

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Portland Retired Police  & Widows Association  Obituary of                                                                                                          Frank K. Springer   Frank K. Springer died peacefully at the age of 102 on March 8th, 2015 at Emanuel Hospital in Portland, Oregon.  Frank was born in Lebanon, Oregon on March 24, 1912.  He graduated from Washington High School in Portland, Oregon and was employed as a postman and furniture finisher before being …

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Margot J. Kennedy, widow of Norman F. Kennedy, born April 29, 1920, died Aug. 14, 2013, at age 93. Survived by children, Gerald Kennedy, wife, Mary Ann, Rondi, and Raymond; 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Norman Kennedy retired in 1977, and was deceased in 2000.   James Larry Grant, born Jan. 29, 1938, died July 27, 2012, at age 75. …

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Obituary – Michael Roger Barkley

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Barkley, Michael Roger, 58 May 04, 1955 May 18, 2013 Michael passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family. Michael was born in Hollywood, Calif. and graduated from Westchester High School. He attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. He pursued a career in law enforcement and was recruited by the Portland Police Bureau. After 30 years of …

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Astrid Griffin-O’Hara, born Dec. 18, 1921 in Portland, died April 24, 2013, at age 91. She attended Kennedy grade school and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1940. She married Fred Griffin April 8,1942. She was involved with Temple Baptist Church, and later attended Rivercrest Community Church. Astrid worked as a bookkeeper in the retail industry for many years. In …

Taps May 2013

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Lawrence W. Staudenmaier, born July 23, 1931, died Jan. 26, 2013, at age 81. He joined the Portland Police July 16, 1956 and retired March 3 1977. No other information available   Laverna L Sanders, widow of John C. Sanders,

TAPS April 2013

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Verta DeBellis, wife of William “Bill” DeBellis, born Sept. 28, 1922 in Staples, Minn. Died March 8, 2013, at age 90. She attended Franklin High School,  and later worked at Nabisco. She was an avid golfer, and was an active member of the women’s golf club in Tualatin.  She  volunteered with the Assistance League of Yuma. She is survived by …

Taps

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TAPS   Eleanor Frances Nasby-Gowing, wife of Harold “Hal” Gowing, born Oct. 21, 1924,  in Portland, died Nov. 27, 2012, at age 88. She attended Cleveland High School, then Girls Poly. She joined the Portland Police Bureau March 29, 1954, and retired from the Juvenile Division July 11, 1979. She married Robert Nasby in 1967, He passed away in 2005. …

Taps

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TAPS   Bea Mc Intosh, Widow of Pat Donaldson, born Sept. 2, 1917, died May 28th, 2011 (?) no other info available.

Taps October 2012

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Jack R. Childers, born Nov. 19, 1925, died July 5, 2012, at age 86. Jack joined the Portland Police July 15, 1950 and retired Nov. 19, 1989. He has been residing in Yuma Arizona for several years. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis. No other info available.   Stella M. Kutter, widow of Henry “Hank” Kutter, died Feb. 23, …

TAPS

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Harold W. “Hal” Freshour, born Aug. 30, 1935, died Sept. 3, 2012, at age 77. He joined the Portland Police, May 17, 1962, and retired May 18th, 1987. After retirement, he went to work for the District Attorney’s office as an investigator, and retired from that as Lead Investigator. He is survived by his wife, Holly; and two sons who …

Taps

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Reed W. Hunt, born Nov. 9, 1960, in Portland, died July 20, 2012, at age 51. He attended Alameda grade school, Grant High School, and Portland State, graduating with a major in Psychology. Reed joined the Portland Police July 12, 1984, working many different assignments, and rose to the rank of Sergeant, and was injured in a shooting incident, receiving …

Taps

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  Edwin S. Patterson, born July 3, 1918, in Amidon, N.D., died June 25, 2012, at age 93. He graduated from St. John the Baptist High School, and entered the Army in 1944, and spent his time in the South Pacific. After the war, he went to work for GM. He married Mildred “Mick: Smith on April 18th 1949. She …

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Taps

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Carl L. Johnson, born July 14, 1923, passed away May 27, 2012, at age 88. He joined the Portland Police Feb. 9, 1949, and retired Feb. 12, 1979 He served in the South Pacific in the Marines during W/WII. After retiring form the Police Bureau, worked and volunteered at St. Vincent’s Hospital. He spent the last few years in an …

Taps

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Judith Ann Leckman, wife of John J. Leckman Jr. Born Oct 14th, 1935,  in Walnut Grove, Missouri, died May 4th, 2012, at age 76. Judy moved to Oregon at age ten, when her father came to work in the shipyards during W/W II. Judy graduated from Roosevelt High school, and went to work at Swift & Co. for ten years. …

Taps

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Geraldine E. Embree, widow of Floyd Embree, born Oct. 5, 1921, died Feb. 22, 2012, at age 90. She is survived by her sons, Kevin and Kelly; two grandsons. There was no service, at her request. Paul W. Roesler, born Sept. 2, 1927, died Jan. 27, 2012, at age 84 Paul joined the Portland Police May 31, 1951, and retired …

Taps

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Tommie A. Gossett, born Oct 25, 1925 in Oklahoma, died Jan. 28, 2012, at age 86. He was a W/WII veteran, having served in the Merchant Marine. He joined the Portland Police Jan 17, 1951, and retired as a Harbor Pilot with the Harbor Patrol, Oct 25, 1989. He is survived by his wife, Lynn.   Kathleen Yoder Frome, wife …

TAPS

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Vivien Perkins, Widow of Dale Perkins, died Nov. 11, 2011. No other information available. Dale died several years ago, and had worked motorcycles, in Traffic Division.   Mary White, widow of Bruce White, died Dec. 9, 2011. No other information available.   Wayne O. Mac Askill, born Jan. 26, 1926, died Dec. 25, 2011, at age 85. Joined the Portland …

TAPS

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                           TAPS  Vivian R Minnick, wife of Jimmie S. Died Nov. 14, 2011. No other information at this time.  Henry S. Pylkki, born Nov. 2, 1923, died Dec. 15, 2011, at age 88. Joined the Portland Police May 31, 1951, retired June 2nd, 1976. No funeral services announced …

Taps

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Freda Carr, widow of Patrick R. Carr, died in October. No other information available   Doyle E. Souders Sr. born Sept. 26. 1923, in Eureka, Kansas, died Oct. 27, 2011, at age 88. He joined the Portland Police Bureau Dec. 4, 1946, and retired as a Sgt. Aug. 15, 1977. Doyle spent most of his Police career in the Traffic …

TAPS

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Bobby J. McClendon, born Dec. 2, 1928, died Aug. 15, 2011, at age 82. He joined the Portland Police Bureau March 3, 1955, and retired April 28, 1981. He has been living in Arizona.

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What agencies need to know about the limitations of body cam technology

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A camera may have perfect visual acuity, but it has no perception whatsoever — only the human brain can perceive and process the significance of the incoming data Feb 17, 2015 Police body camera technology has become a hot topic — both in law enforcement and the media — with many believing cameras will solve the statistically unsupported problem of …

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The Court’s decision on cell phone searches: 3 things cops need to know

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The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that with the exception of some emergency circumstances, police must obtain a warrant before searching the contents of a cell phone seized from someone who has been arrested The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the search incident to arrest of an arrestee’s cell phone is not permissible without a warrant — except in …

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Pa. police face unique set of challenges with texting law

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Unless a driver admits or a passenger tells police that a driver was sending a message, it’s difficult to make a texting-while-driving citation stick ALLENTOWN, Pa. — From Allentown police Capt. William Reinik’s perspective, Pennsylvania’s law against texting and driving is a challenge to enforce. “Out on the street, is it very difficult to tell if a person is texting? Yes …

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The Misinformation Age

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The fact that you are reading this article on an Internet website means you probably get a lot of information and insight on the web. One of the first things you have to ask yourself about anything you read on the Internet is what is the agenda of the… What a remarkable information age we live in; with Smartphones and …

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The Cover Foundation

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Formed in 2007 as a way of supporting the men and women of the Portland Police, this foundation now serves many different functions for our current officers and the community. The Cover Foundation helps current officers and their families in time of financial and medical need, as well as giving back to the programs the officers themselves believe in. This …

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Colorado Officer Sings to Young Girl after Fatal Accident

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Photo shows officer singing to little girl after accident kills father, injures mother and siblings By PoliceOne Staff The following article originally appeared on PoliceOne, the leading online resource for law enforcement, and is reprinted by permission of the PoliceOne editorial team. Visit www.PoliceOne.com to access news, commentary, education information, and training resources that help officers protect their communities and …

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How To Improve Officer Training for High-Risk Traffic Stops

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The problem with ever-increasing stress during critical incidents such as a HRTS is found in an associated decrease in critical thinking abilities By David Blake The following article originally appeared on PoliceOne, the leading online resource for law enforcement, and is reprinted by permission of the PoliceOne editorial team. Visit www.PoliceOne.com to access news, commentary, education information, and training resources …

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Staffing Survey?

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As I have for the past few weeks, so will I continue to address the dangerously low minimum staffing levels that the rank and file of the Portland Police Bureau work with every day. As many of you know the PPA has filed a grievance in regards to the staffing that continues to decline before our very eyes. Inadequate Staffing …

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PPA Files Staffing Grievance

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Today, the Portland Police Association filed a grievance over the officer safety and workload issues that have arisen given the dangerously low staffing levels of the Portland Police Bureau. For years, the PPA has urged City and Police Bureau leaders to address this critical staffing issue through dialogue and collaboration. Unfortunately, the only outcome has been an incomplete staffing survey …

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Dear Officer, I See You

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Ask anyone in Law Enforcement why they do what they do, and chance are they’ll tell you it’s not for the glory, the thank yous, or the appreciation of the people they help serve and protect. But that doesn’t mean they don’t enjoy hearing it once in a while. Unfortunately, that’s not too often—but an organization called Humanizing the Badge is …

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At NYPD Officer’s Funeral, Police Reflect on Tough Time

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Officers arrived from as far as California, Louisiana, and Chicago to line the streets outside the church for the funeral of a young NYC police officer By Frank Eltman and Michael Balsamo Associated Press SEAFORD, N.Y. — Thousands of police from around the country came together at a slain New York City officer’s funeral on Friday, mixing grief with calls for respect …

Obama, Holder offer words at slain marshal’s funeral

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27-year-old marshal died in a shootout March 10 after he and others arrived at a motel to arrest a fugitive Yesterday at 4:40 PM By Margaret Baker The Sun Herald MOSS POINT, Miss. — On slain deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Wells’ 20th birthday, he put his future wife on the spot. “I asked him, ‘What do you want for your birthday?’” …

Why Joint, Back and Shoulder Pain are Common in Cops (and how to fix it)

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There will never be a day when officers leave their duty belts and ballistic vests in the squad, so start taking preventative measures now — and take them often Feb 25, 2015 Injuries are inevitable in law enforcement. Back, shoulder, and neck pain are all too common to the profession, and can be credited to everything from your duty belt …

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What agencies need to know about the limitations of body cam technology

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A camera may have perfect visual acuity, but it has no perception whatsoever — only the human brain can perceive and process the significance of the incoming data Feb 17, 2015 Police body camera technology has become a hot topic — both in law enforcement and the media — with many believing cameras will solve the statistically unsupported problem of …

Video: Black Panther LeaderUndergoes Shoot/Don’t Shoot Training

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Anti-police protest leader and head of Houston’s New Black Panther Party was invited to undergo use of force training at a Texas police department Feb 5, 2015 MISSOURI CITY, Texas — An anti-police protest leader was invited to undergo use of force training at a Texas police department. The head of Houston’s New Black Panther Party, Quanell X, participated in shoot/don’t …

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3 keys to improve public’s perception of force

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When used lawfully, reasonably, and within the totality of the circumstances, force is appropriate; we need to work hard to educate the press and the public that this is the case Law enforcement officials have always had the lawful ability to use force within the context of their jobs. Yes, force has been abused at times in American history and …

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4 Keys to Living in Police Reality (not police fiction)

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Living your life based on police stereotypes sets you up for failure — look to those police officers who are successful professionally and personally and use them as your guide, because that is the real world Are you deceiving yourself? Are your beliefs of what a police officer are supposed to be setting you up for failure in your professional …

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8 keys to a well-written police use-of-force report

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A well-written force response report may take a little longer to write on the front end, but will certainly save you much more time (and trouble) later Taking Training to the Next Level with Ed Flosi Considering the number of contacts officers have with citizens, police use of force is statistically a rare event. “A 1999 BJS report estimated that …

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The Court’s decision on cell phone searches: 3 things cops need to know

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The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that with the exception of some emergency circumstances, police must obtain a warrant before searching the contents of a cell phone seized from someone who has been arrested The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the search incident to arrest of an arrestee’s cell phone is not permissible without a warrant — except in …

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3 challenges that blindside rookie cops (and how to survive them)

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Obstacles will occur in every cop’s career, but with a positive attitude, perseverance, and integrity, you will live through them and you will become a mature, seasoned veteran Most every cop can clearly remember their rookie years. Most of us can even remember the very day we graduated from the academy, pinned on the badge, strapped on the duty belt, …

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4 tactics that can save your life in a plainclothes gunfight

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Going armed while in soft clothes requires a different mindset than when you are in uniform In the recent ambush killing of two Las Vegas uniformed officers, the second phase of the incident resulted in the death of a citizen carrying a concealed weapon (CCW). When the male shooter entered a Wal-Mart and fired a round, the CCW citizen attempted …

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3 lessons from the Las Vegas police ambush about on-duty breaks

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Police officers are highly visible public figures who are vulnerable to attack any time they are out in public, regardless of what they are doing. The murders of two Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers who were dining in a restaurant by a pair of radical militants happened less than a week ago, and the heinous crime is still under …

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How To Improve Officer Training for High-Risk Traffic Stops

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The problem with ever-increasing stress during critical incidents such as a HRTS is found in an associated decrease in critical thinking abilities By David Blake The following article originally appeared on PoliceOne, the leading online resource for law enforcement, and is reprinted by permission of the PoliceOne editorial team. Visit www.PoliceOne.com to access news, commentary, education information, and training resources …

Video: Black Panther LeaderUndergoes Shoot/Don’t Shoot Training

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Anti-police protest leader and head of Houston’s New Black Panther Party was invited to undergo use of force training at a Texas police department Feb 5, 2015 MISSOURI CITY, Texas — An anti-police protest leader was invited to undergo use of force training at a Texas police department. The head of Houston’s New Black Panther Party, Quanell X, participated in shoot/don’t …

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3 keys to improve public’s perception of force

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When used lawfully, reasonably, and within the totality of the circumstances, force is appropriate; we need to work hard to educate the press and the public that this is the case Law enforcement officials have always had the lawful ability to use force within the context of their jobs. Yes, force has been abused at times in American history and …

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8 keys to a well-written police use-of-force report

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A well-written force response report may take a little longer to write on the front end, but will certainly save you much more time (and trouble) later Taking Training to the Next Level with Ed Flosi Considering the number of contacts officers have with citizens, police use of force is statistically a rare event. “A 1999 BJS report estimated that …

Use of Force

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Most of us are aware of the inherent dangers that cops face on a daily basis. While some of us have been involved in multiple force incidents, all of us do a good job treating each instance as a unique situation with its own set of circumstances. No cop leaves the precinct looking to be involved in a force incident; …

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