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Remebering Officer Robert Libke

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“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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Thankful to our first responders

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As we approach the holiday season and the close of another successful year of keeping the citizens of Portland safe in the communities we serve, let’s not forget the hard work of the rank and file of the Portland Police Bureau. The professionalism shown by you, the members of the PPA, and the extraordinary level of your work puts the …

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Deanna Wesson-Mitchell fills the role as the Mayor’s Public Safety Policy Director

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Daryl Turner 503-757-8401 Phone president@ppavigil.org Portland, ORE – October 28th, 2013 —   Deanna Wesson Mitchell fills the role as the Mayor’s Public Safety Policy Director Today, Mayor Hales announced that Deanna Wesson-Mitchell will be filling the role of his policy liaison to the Portland Police Bureau. With her inside working knowledge of how the Police …

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PRESS RELEASE : PPA Statement to City Council

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Daryl Turner 503-757-8401 Phone president@ppavigil.org Portland, ORE – October 23rd, 2013 — PPA Statement to City Council As President of the Portland Police Association, there are three key points I’d like to address regarding IPR’s proposed expansion of its powers in disciplinary investigations. The first concerns mandatory subjects of bargaining. The second concerns process. The third …

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Know Your Rights!

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The liberties and protections guaranteed by the United States Constitution, that you are sworn to enforce and put your lives at risk each day to protect, also applyto you.  You do not have a sworn duty to abdicate your protections nor are you a second class citizen in this country with “watered down” rights afforded by the law. Your decision …

Moving Forward with Contract Negotiations

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Daryl Turner 503-757-8401 Phone president@ppavigil.org Portland, ORE – August 14, 2013 — Moving Forward with Contract Negotiations Tomorrow morning, the PPA will meet with the city for a negotiation session over our successor collective bargaining agreement. Yesterday, we sat down with the city’s labor negotiators and collaboratively worked out an agreement with the city over how …

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A letter to Mayor Hales

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July 29, 2013 Mayor Charlie Hales 1221 SW Fourth Avenue Suite 340 Portland, Oregon 97204   RE:     Portland Police Association Bargaining ULP Mayor Hales: The PPA filed an unfair labor practice regarding the subject of public bargaining as part of the resolution process. When two parties, in this case the City and the PPA, cannot come to an agreement on …

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Moving Forward with Contract Negotiations

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As you all know the PPA and the city have been involved in contract negotiations since the beginning of this year. At present, we have only gone through the preliminary stages of the negotiations but we anticipate that in the months to come we will be exploring the many moving parts of this complicated process.   During the negotiation process …

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Officer Involved Shooting (OIS)

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For those of us who have worked patrol, hearing the words, “Shots fired; subject down,” suddenly come over our radio followed by a call for cover, the location, and directions into the location causes the hair to stand up on the back of any cops neck. Even the most veteran street cop experiences an adrenaline surge as they drive lights …

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PRB Where is the Equity?

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The Police Review Board (PRB) is an advisory body to the Chief of Police that makes recommendations regarding officer conduct and discipline after an investigation. The PRB may also make recommendations regarding policy, training, and the adequacy and completeness of an investigation. For years the Portland Police Bureau and City Hall have tried to sell us on the idea that the …