View Post

Remember 9/11

In Inspiring, National by rapsheet

In honor of the first responders that run towards danger, committed to serve and protect, willing to sacrifice their very lives, WE REMEMBER. The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 caused more law enforcement line of duty of deaths than any other single incident in American history. One officer was killed when United Flight 93 crashed into a field in …

Colorado Police on alert after anonymous caller threatens to kill cops

In National, Officer Safety by rapsheet

AURORA, Colo. — The Aurora Police Department is on high alert after dispatch received an anonymous threat, Fox 31 reported. Local law enforcement is taking the Sept. 6 call very seriously. The caller threatened to shoot officers who were alone. “It’s time that you guys know we are no longer playing around with the police departments. Aurora and Denver, we …

Chief’s message: Ending the negative public perception of police

In National, Use of Force by rapsheet

If the message and the mission is to pursue peace, justice and tolerance for all, isn’t it hypocritical to lump 800,000+ American cops into a single, negative identity? Sep 3, 2015 I’m chief of police in a bedroom community near Boston. The demographics of our town have changed a lot since I was first hired in the early 1990s. However, …

View Post

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 …

View Post

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 …

View Post

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 …

View Post

Seattle sets national example with LGBTQ-friendly safe-haven plan

In Health, National by rapsheet

By Sami Edge Seattle Times staff reporter SEATTLE — In the 2½ months since Jim Ritter began recruiting businesses to provide safe havens for the city’s LGBTQ community, he’s been working nonstop to keep up with demand for the rainbow-badge window decal that denotes “Safe Places” around Seattle. The sticker designates businesses as places of refuge for victims of assault …

View Post

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 …

View Post

Calif. Cops save driver seconds before train collision

In National by rapsheet

Rescue caught on tape of sheriff dragging driver from car seconds before a train smashes into it By PoliceOne Staff SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Two San Mateo sheriff’s deputies dragged a driver from a car seconds before a train plowed through it in a dramatic rescue captured on video, SFGate reported. The collision happened Aug. 3 after two deputies, Lance Whitted …

View Post

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 …