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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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Staffing Issues Put Us All at Risk

In Local, President's Message, Staffing by rapsheet

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

In Local, National, President's Message by rapsheet

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

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Oregon Legislature Wrapping Up

In Local, ORCOPS by rapsheet

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 …

Police Staffing: Always A Priority

In Local, President's Message, Staffing by rapsheet

Yesterday, I spoke on the Lars Larson Radio Show about staffing issues, particularly as they relate to the Gang Enforcement Team and the increase in gang related shootings. I’ve included my talking point. This is an issue that affects the very core of what we do and about which I’ve spoken numerous times in front of the Portland City Council, …

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Testimony to Portland City Council

In Local, President's Message, Staffing by rapsheet

Daryl Turner, President PPA We have a staffing problem in the PPB. Mayor Hales, our police commissioner, has highlighted the City’s strong revenue forecasts and the resulting need to invest additional City revenue in basic services. One of those core basic services is policing. While I applaud Matrix Consulting Group’s recommendation to add 23 rank-and-file officers, detectives and sergeants to …

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Staffing Concerns

In Local, President's Message, Staffing by rapsheet

As the President of the Portland Police Association, the most important issue to me is your safety and the safety of the communities you serve. That is why I believe the most pressing issue that the rank and file face today is staffing. Staffing that will keep the officers and supervisors on the streets safe. Staffing that will allow PPB …