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Accountability Does Not Discriminate

In Local, President's Message, Staffing by rapsheet

The mission of the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) is clear to the rank and file, brave men and women who serve their communities. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing, unacceptably low staffing levels of the Bureau, our efforts to provide timely service to our community has been hampered. Daily, every shift in every precinct runs below minimums and hires on overtime …

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

In 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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Staffing Issues Continue To Be Ignored

In Local, President's Message, Staffing by rapsheet

The number of gang-related, violent incidents has surpassed last year’s numbers and is climbing to an all-time high; yet City Hall still has no answer for the Portland Police Bureau’s terminal staffing shortage. This past Wednesday, East Precinct’s day shift ran with 2 officers short of minimums and one officer on overtime. This happens daily in Portland precincts. Officers work …

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2015 Picnic Recap

In 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

In Events by rapsheet

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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Thank You to Our Hole Sponsors

In Events, Local, Supporters by rapsheet

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

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Staffing Survey?

In Local, President's Message, Staffing by rapsheet

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 …