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

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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5 great ways to destroy your police career on social media

If you’re on the hunt for creative way to toss away that great career in law enforcement, I’ve got the answer for you: Be irresponsible and reckless in our use of social media You’ve survived years of schooling and training, along with a few good years of law enforcement service. If you’re on the hunt for creative way to toss …

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ABC’s of FPD&R

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

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

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

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

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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Mourning NYPD Police Officer Brian Moore

We mourn the lost of NYPD Officer Brian Moore as he gave the ultimate sacrifice protecting the community he serves. Like law enforcement across the nation, he was doing his job. We grieve along with his family and the NYPD.  

Officer ‘Comic Cop’ bridges gaps in Old Town

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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Hepatitis C and Frequently Asked Questions

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?

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 …

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PPA Picnic 2013

  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 …

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Where the Work is Really Done

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

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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5 great ways to destroy your police career on social media

If you’re on the hunt for creative way to toss away that great career in law enforcement, I’ve got the answer for you: Be irresponsible and reckless in our use of social media You’ve survived years of schooling and training, along with a few good years of law enforcement service. If you’re on the hunt for creative way to toss …

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IPR Investigations: Fair or Foul

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

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

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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Frank K. Springer

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

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?

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

              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

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

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

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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ABC’s of FPD&R

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Clackamas Sheriff’s Deputy Robert “Robby” Nashif

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Mourning NYPD Police Officer Brian Moore

We mourn the lost of NYPD Officer Brian Moore as he gave the ultimate sacrifice protecting the community he serves. Like law enforcement across the nation, he was doing his job. We grieve along with his family and the NYPD.  

Obama, Holder offer words at slain marshal’s funeral

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Mourning NYPD Police Officer Brian Moore

We mourn the lost of NYPD Officer Brian Moore as he gave the ultimate sacrifice protecting the community he serves. Like law enforcement across the nation, he was doing his job. We grieve along with his family and the NYPD.  

Officer ‘Comic Cop’ bridges gaps in Old Town

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

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

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

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

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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Mourning NYPD Police Officer Brian Moore

We mourn the lost of NYPD Officer Brian Moore as he gave the ultimate sacrifice protecting the community he serves. Like law enforcement across the nation, he was doing his job. We grieve along with his family and the NYPD.  

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4 tactics that can save your life in a plainclothes gunfight

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

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

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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Mourning NYPD Police Officer Brian Moore

We mourn the lost of NYPD Officer Brian Moore as he gave the ultimate sacrifice protecting the community he serves. Like law enforcement across the nation, he was doing his job. We grieve along with his family and the NYPD.  

Obama, Holder offer words at slain marshal’s funeral

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?’” …

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

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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5 great ways to destroy your police career on social media

If you’re on the hunt for creative way to toss away that great career in law enforcement, I’ve got the answer for you: Be irresponsible and reckless in our use of social media You’ve survived years of schooling and training, along with a few good years of law enforcement service. If you’re on the hunt for creative way to toss …

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From Buddha to the Blue Line

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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Where the Work is Really Done

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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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Retiree Newsletter for September

              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

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

              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

              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

           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

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

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

Retiree Newsletter Oct 2012

                 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 …

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Frank K. Springer

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

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

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 …

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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

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 …

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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. …

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

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

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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5 great ways to destroy your police career on social media

If you’re on the hunt for creative way to toss away that great career in law enforcement, I’ve got the answer for you: Be irresponsible and reckless in our use of social media You’ve survived years of schooling and training, along with a few good years of law enforcement service. If you’re on the hunt for creative way to toss …

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Pa. police face unique set of challenges with texting law

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

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

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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Mourning NYPD Police Officer Brian Moore

We mourn the lost of NYPD Officer Brian Moore as he gave the ultimate sacrifice protecting the community he serves. Like law enforcement across the nation, he was doing his job. We grieve along with his family and the NYPD.  

Obama, Holder offer words at slain marshal’s funeral

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)

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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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