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Portland Police Association Launches “Having Enough Police Matters” Campaign

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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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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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If you are experiencing domestic violence, HELP IS AVAILABLE. Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline, Operated by the Portland Women’s Crisis Line 888.235.5333 Portland Police Bureau: Domestic Violence Reduction Unit (D.V.R.U.) National Domestic Violence Hotline 800.799.7233 What is domestic violence? …a pattern of coercive tactics that can include physical, psychological, sexual, economic, and/or emotional abuse, perpetrated by one person against a family member or …

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How To Protect Yourself from Doxing

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By Leischen Stelter, managing editor of In Public Safety CBS News reported that after the fatal shooting of a man by a LAPD police officer, someone posted the officer’s private information online including his home address, phone number, and other personal details including his child’s school location. This practice of researching and broadcasting personally identifiable information about an individual is …

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Remember 9/11

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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

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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

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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, …

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Suicide Awareness

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September 2015 is also known as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month which helps promote resources and awareness around the issues of suicide prevention, how you can help others and how to talk about suicide without increasing the risk of harm. Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among …

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What is a Policeman? By Paul Harvey (1918-2009)

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What is a Policeman? By Paul Harvey (1918-2009) A policeman is a composite of what all men are, I guess; a mingling of saint and sinner, dust, and deity. Culled statistics wave the fan over stinkers, underscore instances of dishonesty and brutality because they are news. What that really means is that they are exceptional. They are unusual. They are …

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Accountability Does Not Discriminate

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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 …