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Our Police Bureau Is Broken. We Need To Fix It.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Daryl Turner 503-225.9760 Phone president@ppavigil.org Portland, ORE – January 12th, 2016 Our Police Bureau Is Broken. We Need To Fix It. For the past year, I’ve been telling Chief O’Dea that morale in the Portland Police Bureau is as low as I’ve ever seen it in my 24-year career, in large part because of catastrophically inadequate …

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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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New York to Hire 1,300 Police Officers

In National, Staffing by rapsheet

By Jonathon Lemire NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is set to hire nearly 1,300 new police officers as part of its $78.5 billion budget agreement, honoring — and even exceeding — a proposal put forth by the City Council over Mayor Bill de Blasio’s initial objections. The new officers, who were announced amid a headline-grabbing surge in crime …

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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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Daryl Turner on Lars Larson Show

In Local, Staffing by rapsheet

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, …