Standard Disability Insurance

Since 1973, the PPA has partnered with Standard Insurance to provide Short Term Disability (STD) and Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance for our Members. Our current rates per member per month are $7.91 for STD and $5.00 for LTD. Over the years, we’ve negotiated to keep the cost down; the last rate change for LTD[…]

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LEO Appreciation Day

Thanks to Officer John Myers and Extreme Products for hosting the 3rd Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Cookout & Grill… a kid-friendly event with great food, desserts, prizes, raffle, and fun…. a way to show appreciation for the sacrifice that LEOs make on behalf of our communities. Saturday, July 28 11 AM – 2 PM 12310[…]

Another CRC Failure

Time and time again, the City of Portland and its various committees such as the Citizen Review Committee (CRC) have failed to communicate with the PPA about changes to significant working conditions such as discipline that directly impact the PPA’s members. The CRC’s proposal to change its standard of review of discipline cases involving PPA[…]

In Response to Mayor Wheeler’s Proposed Budget

Contact: Daryl Turner, President Portland Police Association 503.225.9760 daryl@ppavigil.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Portland, OR, April 30, 2018 – Today, Mayor Wheeler announced his proposed 2018-2019 budget that increases the Portland Police Bureau’s (PPB) authorized sworn staffing level from 946 to 1,004. “This is a first step towards addressing the systemic inadequate staffing issue in the Bureau,”[…]

Better Safe than Sorry Giveaway 2018

California Casualty Giveaway

California Casualty, the auto and home insurance program endorsed by public safety groups across America, is giving three lucky First Responders or Peace Officers a brand new LIBERTY SAFE filled with 5.11 GEAR.   Get the Details >>> Better Safe Than Sorry Giveaway by California Casualty

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In Response to Chief Outlaw’s Executive Team Announcement

Contact: Daryl Turner, President Portland Police Association 503.225.9760 daryl@ppavigil.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Portland, OR, April 16, 2018 – Today, Chief Outlaw announced the new executive team for the Portland Police Bureau naming Captain Bob Day as the new Deputy Chief; Acting Captain Ryan Lee as the Assistant Chief of Operations; and Acting Commander of North[…]

Evidence Not Rhetoric

Last Saturday night’s officer involved shooting at a South East Portland homeless shelter is another example of the extremely dangerous environment that Portland Police Officers face when protecting the lives of community members. Any time a citizen calls for help, police officers can be confronted by dangerous armed subjects as was the case in Saturday[…]

In Response to the City of Portland Auditor’s Reports of the Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team

As I waded through the lengthy City Auditor’s reports on the Gang Enforcement Team (GET) of the Portland Police Bureau, I was amazed at how narrow the Auditor’s field of vision is on the issue of gang and gun violence in our vulnerable communities. These reports are another example of an elected official, a bureaucrat,[…]

Damned if we do. Damned if we don’t.

Portland police officers rely on Bureau policies and training when taking police action. Many of these policies are mandated by the United States Department of Justice, with the aim of reducing police use of force in Portland. Unfortunately, these policies are jeopardizing public safety by confusing officers and putting them in untenable situations. Our officers[…]

Arming Teachers Not the Solution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Arming Teachers Not the Solution Active Shooter Situation Very Difficult, Even for Most Experienced PPA & ORCOPS Backs Ban on Gun-Modification Equipment  Calls for Tougher Sentencing Guidelines Portland, OR:  Arming teachers and other school employees is not a solution to mass shootings in America’s schools. Daryl Turner, president of the Portland Police[…]

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An Assault on Common Sense

As we are continuously crippled by catastrophic staffing shortages at both the patrol and investigative levels, Portland Police officers, sergeants, and investigators are responding to increasing crime rates, record calls for service, and rapidly evolving livability issues at an unprecedented rate. While City Hall balks at the idea of increasing the overall authorized staffing levels[…]

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Setting the Record Straight

As 2017 wrapped up, Portland Mayor and Police Commissioner Ted Wheeler reflected on his first year in office applauding the progress made by City Council on the issues of homelessness, livability, and public safety concerns. While he credited City Council and other Bureaus for contributing to the success of his administration, the Portland Police Bureau[…]

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In Response to Mayor Wheeler’s Editorial

According to Mayor Wheeler’s December 10, 2017 editorial in the Oregonian, Portland is a utopia with a handful of “big-city problems.” Unfortunately, this is not the Portland in which most of us live, work, and recreate every day. The blatant disconnect between Mayor Wheeler and our citizens, business owners, and those who serve the community is greater[…]

Smoke and Mirrors

At the annual fall “budget monitoring process,” Portland’s City Council declined to fund 85 Portland Police Bureau (PPB) positions – positions strongly advocated for by the Portland Police Association (PPA) and requested by the PPB and Portland community members, business owners, and residents. Instead, City Council authorized funding for 10 over hires from the previous[…]

Authorized Staffing Level of the Portland Police Bureau

MEMORANDUM Over the last twenty years, the City of Portland population has grown by over 20%. The Portland metropolitan area is now the 14th fastest-growing metro area in the United States.  While the City has been steadily growing, the authorized staffing level for the Portland Police Bureau has seen a 9% decrease. The face of[…]