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Celebrating Black History Month

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Local Black History in the Portland Police Bureau During WWII, Duke had been a fighter pilot in the 100th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group, also known as the Tuskegee Airmen. Learn more >>> Dec. 11, 1946: Almost the First Black Portland Police Officer George Hardin, Portland’s first African American police officer, in 1884 (image courtesy of the Portland Police …

Holidays 2015

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PPA Donates $1,000 in toys to the KGW Great Toy Drive On December 11th, Portland Police Association Members were out bright and early shopping at the Jantzen Beach Target to purchase $1,000 in toys for the KGW Great Toy Drive. Then, PPA President, Daryl Turner, made the deliver to Drew Carney in the KGW Toy Box. For more than 30 …

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Portland Police Association Launches “Having Enough Police Matters” Campaign

In Local, President's Message, Staffing by rapsheet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Daryl Turner Portland Police Association daryl@ppavigil.org 503-225-9760 OurCityOurPolice.org Campaign urges Portland City Council to address dangerously low staffing levels (October 7, 2015 — Portland, OR) – Billboards are going up throughout the City of Portland today to educate the public about the dangerously low staffing levels in the Portland Police Bureau. With this effort, the Portland Police …

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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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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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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 …

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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 …

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, …