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Zman Zoom Run Walk on October 10th

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To Register >>> Join the Z-Man Zoom Run Walk on October 11th. When: Saturday, October 10th 2015 6:00 am – Free Race Day Parking Opens 6:30 am – Race Day Registration and Packet Pick Up 7:45 am – Free Z Man Zoom Kids Dash 8:00 am – Inaugural Z Man Zoom Run/Walk 10:00 am – Awards and Costume Contest Results …

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PPA Joins the Community Outreach to Support the Blazers Boys & Girls Club

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Last Friday, the PPA in collaboration with Central City Concern Alumni, Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation, NIKE Community Store, Comcast SportsNet, Soo Bahk Do, and Skate-Like-A-Girl participated in the Blazers Boys & Girls Club Family Fest Event. The end of summer, Back to School Family Fest featured games, food, a back pack & school supply giveaway, free hair cuts, a …

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Rose City United Soccer Match: Fire vs. Police

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Are you familiar with the Rose City United Match? It’s a Timbers sponsored charity soccer game between members of the Portland Fire & Rescue and the Portland Police Bureau. The second annual Rose City United match will be held at Providence Park on Saturday, September 12 with an 11:00 A.M. kickoff. Although there is no charge for attending the game, …

Cops’ deadly hesitation and the danger of the ‘cascade effect’

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Give the word “Birmingham” lasting meaning, and don’t let the practice of proactive police work die Aug 19, 2015 In the year since Ferguson, we’ve witnessed a dangerous and troubling trend in law enforcement — officers hesitating to act when action is required, as occurred last week in Birmingham. This goes beyond individual officers’ failure to use justifiable force for fear …

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Seattle sets national example with LGBTQ-friendly safe-haven plan

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By Sami Edge Seattle Times staff reporter SEATTLE — In the 2½ months since Jim Ritter began recruiting businesses to provide safe havens for the city’s LGBTQ community, he’s been working nonstop to keep up with demand for the rainbow-badge window decal that denotes “Safe Places” around Seattle. The sticker designates businesses as places of refuge for victims of assault …

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2015 Picnic Recap

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Thanks to all who came out to the picnic last weekend! The weather was perfect and we had a great turnout. It was so good to see the current members and their families as well as the retirees. Congratulations to our 2015 Stan Peters Memorial Award recipients, Dave Virtue, John Grable, and Mark Chamberlain, for their outstanding commitment and the years …

Officer, You Pulled me Over Today

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Officer, you pulled me over today. Not to be mean, or because of a “quota” Not because my car is old, Not because I’m young and female.. But because I was speeding. I was pulled over today. I pulled over before you turned your lights on. I waited for you with my papers In my hand, outside the window. I …

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Calif. Cops save driver seconds before train collision

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Rescue caught on tape of sheriff dragging driver from car seconds before a train smashes into it By PoliceOne Staff SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Two San Mateo sheriff’s deputies dragged a driver from a car seconds before a train plowed through it in a dramatic rescue captured on video, SFGate reported. The collision happened Aug. 3 after two deputies, Lance Whitted …

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Zman Zoom Run Walk on October 10th

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To Register >>> Join the Z-Man Zoom Run Walk on October 11th. When: Saturday, October 10th 2015 6:00 am – Free Race Day Parking Opens 6:30 am – Race Day Registration and Packet Pick Up 7:45 am – Free Z Man Zoom Kids Dash 8:00 am – Inaugural Z Man Zoom Run/Walk 10:00 am – Awards and Costume Contest Results …

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PPA Joins the Community Outreach to Support the Blazers Boys & Girls Club

In Current, Events, Inspiring, Local by rapsheet

Last Friday, the PPA in collaboration with Central City Concern Alumni, Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation, NIKE Community Store, Comcast SportsNet, Soo Bahk Do, and Skate-Like-A-Girl participated in the Blazers Boys & Girls Club Family Fest Event. The end of summer, Back to School Family Fest featured games, food, a back pack & school supply giveaway, free hair cuts, a …

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Rose City United Soccer Match: Fire vs. Police

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Are you familiar with the Rose City United Match? It’s a Timbers sponsored charity soccer game between members of the Portland Fire & Rescue and the Portland Police Bureau. The second annual Rose City United match will be held at Providence Park on Saturday, September 12 with an 11:00 A.M. kickoff. Although there is no charge for attending the game, …

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2015 Picnic Recap

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Thanks to all who came out to the picnic last weekend! The weather was perfect and we had a great turnout. It was so good to see the current members and their families as well as the retirees. Congratulations to our 2015 Stan Peters Memorial Award recipients, Dave Virtue, John Grable, and Mark Chamberlain, for their outstanding commitment and the years …

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National Night Out – First Tuesday in August

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What is NATW & NNO? Once upon a time, we kept our porch lights on. We opened the door even if we didn’t know who rang the bell. And we could always leave the back door unlocked during the day. National Association of Town Watch is the nation’s premiere non-profit crime prevention organization dedicated to the development and promotion of crime …

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Thank You to our Golf Sponsors

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July 17th, 2015 Thank you for participating in the PPA Cover Foundation Golf Scramble fundraiser on June 29th, 2015, at Stone Creek Golf Course. We appreciate the support of golfers, raffle prize donors, and sponsors. As you know, the Cover Foundation now serves many different functions for our officers, including helping current officers and their families in time of financial, …

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PPA Cover Foundation Golf Tournament Coming Up – June 29th

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  REGISTER TODAY! Join Us for a sun-filled afternoon of Golf in support of The Cover Foundation. If you can’t be there, please consider making a donation. The PPA Cover Foundation Golf Tournament is our only Fundraiser of the year. Opportunities to Sponsor a Hole are still available, simply visit our Event Page and Sponsor online.      

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Zman Zoom Run Walk on October 10th

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To Register >>> Join the Z-Man Zoom Run Walk on October 11th. When: Saturday, October 10th 2015 6:00 am – Free Race Day Parking Opens 6:30 am – Race Day Registration and Packet Pick Up 7:45 am – Free Z Man Zoom Kids Dash 8:00 am – Inaugural Z Man Zoom Run/Walk 10:00 am – Awards and Costume Contest Results …

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PPA Joins the Community Outreach to Support the Blazers Boys & Girls Club

In Current, Events, Inspiring, Local by rapsheet

Last Friday, the PPA in collaboration with Central City Concern Alumni, Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation, NIKE Community Store, Comcast SportsNet, Soo Bahk Do, and Skate-Like-A-Girl participated in the Blazers Boys & Girls Club Family Fest Event. The end of summer, Back to School Family Fest featured games, food, a back pack & school supply giveaway, free hair cuts, a …

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Rose City United Soccer Match: Fire vs. Police

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Are you familiar with the Rose City United Match? It’s a Timbers sponsored charity soccer game between members of the Portland Fire & Rescue and the Portland Police Bureau. The second annual Rose City United match will be held at Providence Park on Saturday, September 12 with an 11:00 A.M. kickoff. Although there is no charge for attending the game, …

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2015 Picnic Recap

In Current, Events by rapsheet

Thanks to all who came out to the picnic last weekend! The weather was perfect and we had a great turnout. It was so good to see the current members and their families as well as the retirees. Congratulations to our 2015 Stan Peters Memorial Award recipients, Dave Virtue, John Grable, and Mark Chamberlain, for their outstanding commitment and the years …

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National Night Out – First Tuesday in August

In Events, National by rapsheet

What is NATW & NNO? Once upon a time, we kept our porch lights on. We opened the door even if we didn’t know who rang the bell. And we could always leave the back door unlocked during the day. National Association of Town Watch is the nation’s premiere non-profit crime prevention organization dedicated to the development and promotion of crime …

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Thank You to our Golf Sponsors

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July 17th, 2015 Thank you for participating in the PPA Cover Foundation Golf Scramble fundraiser on June 29th, 2015, at Stone Creek Golf Course. We appreciate the support of golfers, raffle prize donors, and sponsors. As you know, the Cover Foundation now serves many different functions for our officers, including helping current officers and their families in time of financial, …

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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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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 …

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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

In FPDR, FYI by rapsheet

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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Seattle sets national example with LGBTQ-friendly safe-haven plan

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By Sami Edge Seattle Times staff reporter SEATTLE — In the 2½ months since Jim Ritter began recruiting businesses to provide safe havens for the city’s LGBTQ community, he’s been working nonstop to keep up with demand for the rainbow-badge window decal that denotes “Safe Places” around Seattle. The sticker designates businesses as places of refuge for victims of assault …

The Paleo Diet for Police Officers: Police Nutrition Made Simple

In Health by rapsheet

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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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)

In Health by rapsheet

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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PPA Joins the Community Outreach to Support the Blazers Boys & Girls Club

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Last Friday, the PPA in collaboration with Central City Concern Alumni, Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation, NIKE Community Store, Comcast SportsNet, Soo Bahk Do, and Skate-Like-A-Girl participated in the Blazers Boys & Girls Club Family Fest Event. The end of summer, Back to School Family Fest featured games, food, a back pack & school supply giveaway, free hair cuts, a …

Officer, You Pulled me Over Today

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Officer, you pulled me over today. Not to be mean, or because of a “quota” Not because my car is old, Not because I’m young and female.. But because I was speeding. I was pulled over today. I pulled over before you turned your lights on. I waited for you with my papers In my hand, outside the window. I …

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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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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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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

In Lifestyle by rapsheet

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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Zman Zoom Run Walk on October 10th

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To Register >>> Join the Z-Man Zoom Run Walk on October 11th. When: Saturday, October 10th 2015 6:00 am – Free Race Day Parking Opens 6:30 am – Race Day Registration and Packet Pick Up 7:45 am – Free Z Man Zoom Kids Dash 8:00 am – Inaugural Z Man Zoom Run/Walk 10:00 am – Awards and Costume Contest Results …

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PPA Joins the Community Outreach to Support the Blazers Boys & Girls Club

In Current, Events, Inspiring, Local by rapsheet

Last Friday, the PPA in collaboration with Central City Concern Alumni, Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation, NIKE Community Store, Comcast SportsNet, Soo Bahk Do, and Skate-Like-A-Girl participated in the Blazers Boys & Girls Club Family Fest Event. The end of summer, Back to School Family Fest featured games, food, a back pack & school supply giveaway, free hair cuts, a …

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Rose City United Soccer Match: Fire vs. Police

In Current, Events, Local by rapsheet

Are you familiar with the Rose City United Match? It’s a Timbers sponsored charity soccer game between members of the Portland Fire & Rescue and the Portland Police Bureau. The second annual Rose City United match will be held at Providence Park on Saturday, September 12 with an 11:00 A.M. kickoff. Although there is no charge for attending the game, …

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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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PPA Cover Foundation Golf Tournament Coming Up – June 29th

In Events, Local by rapsheet

  REGISTER TODAY! Join Us for a sun-filled afternoon of Golf in support of The Cover Foundation. If you can’t be there, please consider making a donation. The PPA Cover Foundation Golf Tournament is our only Fundraiser of the year. Opportunities to Sponsor a Hole are still available, simply visit our Event Page and Sponsor online.      

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PPA Files Staffing Grievance

In Local, Officer Safety, President's Message, Staffing by rapsheet

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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Seattle sets national example with LGBTQ-friendly safe-haven plan

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By Sami Edge Seattle Times staff reporter SEATTLE — In the 2½ months since Jim Ritter began recruiting businesses to provide safe havens for the city’s LGBTQ community, he’s been working nonstop to keep up with demand for the rainbow-badge window decal that denotes “Safe Places” around Seattle. The sticker designates businesses as places of refuge for victims of assault …

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National Night Out – First Tuesday in August

In Events, National by rapsheet

What is NATW & NNO? Once upon a time, we kept our porch lights on. We opened the door even if we didn’t know who rang the bell. And we could always leave the back door unlocked during the day. National Association of Town Watch is the nation’s premiere non-profit crime prevention organization dedicated to the development and promotion of crime …

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Calif. Cops save driver seconds before train collision

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Rescue caught on tape of sheriff dragging driver from car seconds before a train smashes into it By PoliceOne Staff SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Two San Mateo sheriff’s deputies dragged a driver from a car seconds before a train plowed through it in a dramatic rescue captured on video, SFGate reported. The collision happened Aug. 3 after two deputies, Lance Whitted …

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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

In Inspiring, National by rapsheet

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 …

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Zman Zoom Run Walk on October 10th

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To Register >>> Join the Z-Man Zoom Run Walk on October 11th. When: Saturday, October 10th 2015 6:00 am – Free Race Day Parking Opens 6:30 am – Race Day Registration and Packet Pick Up 7:45 am – Free Z Man Zoom Kids Dash 8:00 am – Inaugural Z Man Zoom Run/Walk 10:00 am – Awards and Costume Contest Results …

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PPA Joins the Community Outreach to Support the Blazers Boys & Girls Club

In Current, Events, Inspiring, Local by rapsheet

Last Friday, the PPA in collaboration with Central City Concern Alumni, Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation, NIKE Community Store, Comcast SportsNet, Soo Bahk Do, and Skate-Like-A-Girl participated in the Blazers Boys & Girls Club Family Fest Event. The end of summer, Back to School Family Fest featured games, food, a back pack & school supply giveaway, free hair cuts, a …

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Rose City United Soccer Match: Fire vs. Police

In Current, Events, Local by rapsheet

Are you familiar with the Rose City United Match? It’s a Timbers sponsored charity soccer game between members of the Portland Fire & Rescue and the Portland Police Bureau. The second annual Rose City United match will be held at Providence Park on Saturday, September 12 with an 11:00 A.M. kickoff. Although there is no charge for attending the game, …

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Seattle sets national example with LGBTQ-friendly safe-haven plan

In Current, Health, National by rapsheet

By Sami Edge Seattle Times staff reporter SEATTLE — In the 2½ months since Jim Ritter began recruiting businesses to provide safe havens for the city’s LGBTQ community, he’s been working nonstop to keep up with demand for the rainbow-badge window decal that denotes “Safe Places” around Seattle. The sticker designates businesses as places of refuge for victims of assault …

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National Night Out – First Tuesday in August

In Events, National by rapsheet

What is NATW & NNO? Once upon a time, we kept our porch lights on. We opened the door even if we didn’t know who rang the bell. And we could always leave the back door unlocked during the day. National Association of Town Watch is the nation’s premiere non-profit crime prevention organization dedicated to the development and promotion of crime …

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Calif. Cops save driver seconds before train collision

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Rescue caught on tape of sheriff dragging driver from car seconds before a train smashes into it By PoliceOne Staff SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Two San Mateo sheriff’s deputies dragged a driver from a car seconds before a train plowed through it in a dramatic rescue captured on video, SFGate reported. The collision happened Aug. 3 after two deputies, Lance Whitted …

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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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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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Staffing Issues Put Us All at Risk

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As the summer begins, the rank and file of the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) is faced with the daunting task of policing the city while being dangerously understaffed and overworked. Almost every shift, in every precinct, every single day is hiring officers to work overtime in order to reach the required minimums, which have been reduced by about 150 sworn …

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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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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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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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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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Staffing Issues Put Us All at Risk

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As the summer begins, the rank and file of the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) is faced with the daunting task of policing the city while being dangerously understaffed and overworked. Almost every shift, in every precinct, every single day is hiring officers to work overtime in order to reach the required minimums, which have been reduced by about 150 sworn …

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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 …

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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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 …

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 …

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

In For Retirees, Retirees Monthly Update, Taps by rapsheet

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, …

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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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PPA Joins the Community Outreach to Support the Blazers Boys & Girls Club

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Last Friday, the PPA in collaboration with Central City Concern Alumni, Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation, NIKE Community Store, Comcast SportsNet, Soo Bahk Do, and Skate-Like-A-Girl participated in the Blazers Boys & Girls Club Family Fest Event. The end of summer, Back to School Family Fest featured games, food, a back pack & school supply giveaway, free hair cuts, a …

Cops’ deadly hesitation and the danger of the ‘cascade effect’

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Give the word “Birmingham” lasting meaning, and don’t let the practice of proactive police work die Aug 19, 2015 In the year since Ferguson, we’ve witnessed a dangerous and troubling trend in law enforcement — officers hesitating to act when action is required, as occurred last week in Birmingham. This goes beyond individual officers’ failure to use justifiable force for fear …

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Seattle sets national example with LGBTQ-friendly safe-haven plan

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By Sami Edge Seattle Times staff reporter SEATTLE — In the 2½ months since Jim Ritter began recruiting businesses to provide safe havens for the city’s LGBTQ community, he’s been working nonstop to keep up with demand for the rainbow-badge window decal that denotes “Safe Places” around Seattle. The sticker designates businesses as places of refuge for victims of assault …

Officer, You Pulled me Over Today

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Officer, you pulled me over today. Not to be mean, or because of a “quota” Not because my car is old, Not because I’m young and female.. But because I was speeding. I was pulled over today. I pulled over before you turned your lights on. I waited for you with my papers In my hand, outside the window. I …

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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Cops’ deadly hesitation and the danger of the ‘cascade effect’

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Give the word “Birmingham” lasting meaning, and don’t let the practice of proactive police work die Aug 19, 2015 In the year since Ferguson, we’ve witnessed a dangerous and troubling trend in law enforcement — officers hesitating to act when action is required, as occurred last week in Birmingham. This goes beyond individual officers’ failure to use justifiable force for fear …

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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

In President's Message, Use of Force by rapsheet

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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