Officer Daryl Turner attended Central Washington University and is a United States Army Veteran. He began his career with the Portland Police Bureau as a uniform patrol officer in 1991 and over the years has been a part of the Gang Enforcement Team, Drugs and Vice Division, and Training Division. He was elected to the Portland Police Association (PPA) Executive Board in 2000 and is now serving his 4th term as PPA President.
In 2015, he launched the Oregon Coalition of Police & Sheriffs and serves as President advocating on behalf of Oregon law enforcement in the state legislature. In 2017, he worked to establish an organization that brings together law enforcement nationwide in a unified voice and served as the founding president of the United Coalition of Public Safety.
As a 1998 recipient of the Portland Police Bureau Meritorious Service Medal for Valor and a 2006 recipient of the Optimist Club Memorial Officer of the Year Award, his commitment to excellence in policing was showcased. In addition, Officer Turner’s 40+ letters of commendation prove his dedication to protecting and serving our community.
July 2010 - Present
President of the Portland Police Association, the labor union organization representing the sworn members of the Portland Police Bureau Officers, Sergeants, Detectives, Criminalists, and Public Safety Specialists and the Portland Bureau of Emergency Communications Dispatchers.
Lead negotiator for the Portland Police Association negotiating multi-million dollar collective bargaining agreements with the City of Portland in 2010, 2014, and 2016.
- Advocating for the rights of our members
- Negotiating Collective Bargaining Agreement
- Ensuring a safe and comfortable work environment
- Representing members in the discipline process, through the grievance procedure, in the arbitration process, and with disability and retirement fund issues.
- Providing support and representation for members involved in critical incidents.
- Assisting in the development of Portland Police Bureau Policies
- Advocating for members' interests in the State Legislature and before Portland's City Council
- Managing the day to day operations and staff of the PPA in fiscal, administrative, and public relations matters.
2015 - Present
President of the Oregon Coalition of Police & Sheriffs (ORCOPS), a non-partisan organization that advocates on behalf of police officers, deputy sheriffs, and other individuals in Oregon law enforcement agencies. ORCOPS serves as a source of leadership within the law enforcement community and aims to build trust between law enforcement officers and the communities we serve.
2017 - 2019
Founding President of the United Coalition of Public Safety (UCOPS), working on behalf of law enforcement officers and the communities they serve nationwide to shape strong partnerships and break down communication barriers; building trust through active engagement, honest dialogue, education, and outreach.
July 1991 - Present
Hired as a Portland Police Bureau Officer July 3, 1991
- Attended and successfully completed The State of Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training Basic Academy.
- Attended and successfully completed the Portland Police Bureau Advanced Academy consisting of but not limited to firearms training, patrol tactics, defensive tactics, report writing, investigative techniques, patrol vehicle operations, courtroom testimony, state, county, and city laws, ordinances, and codes, Police Bureau policies, directives, and ethics.
Gang Enforcement Team Drug Unit (1995)
- Responsible for undercover investigations of street-level drug dealing, crack houses, prostitution, human trafficking and other organized crime associated with street gangs.
- Also trained in and responsible for plainclothes undercover operations, informant handling, surveillance operations, search warrant writing, tactical entries, courtroom testimony, and evidence gathering
Training Division TAC Officer (1999)
- Team member responsible for the training of a combined 71 new recruit and lateral transfer officers.
- Responsibilities included writing evaluations, training of firearms, defensive tactics, patrol tactics, patrol vehicle operations, report writing, investigative techniques, courtroom testimony, Police Bureau policies, directives, and ethics.
Drugs And Vice Division Undercover Investigator (2000)
- Responsible for undercover investigations of middle to high-level drug organizations, prostitution, human trafficking, and other organized crime associated with these organizations.
- Other responsibilities included plainclothes undercover operations, informant handling, surveillance operations, search warrant writing, tactical entries, and evidence gathering.
- Elected to the Portland Police Association Executive Board (2001)
- Training Division Probation Services Coordinator (2002)
- Drugs And Vice Division Drug House Investigations (2003)
- Elected Portland Police Association President (2010)