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Advocate

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Portland Police Association and ORCOPS president Daryl Turner pictured with Governor Kate Brown. “It’s important that police advocate for civil rights and equality,” said Turner.          

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Staffing Issues Put Us All at Risk

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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

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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

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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 …

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Daryl Turner on Lars Larson Show

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GANG INVOLVED SHOOTINGS To date, we’ve had 67 gang related shootings and assaults (up from 51 at this time last year). Of those 67, over 60 were gang related shootings with 27 victims. 25 of the 27 victims were African Americans. Right now, the Gang Enforcement Team has been allocated 6 more officers, leaving them still understaffed. Realistically, the Gang …

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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Clackamas Sheriff’s Deputy Robert “Robby” Nashif

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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

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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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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 …