In response to Mayor Wheeler’s proposed public safety investments for consideration in the annual fall budget monitoring process:

“I’m encouraged to see the conversation shift towards public safety and a renewed commitment to invest in staffing the Portland Police Bureau. It’s a good start and a step in the right direction in remedying the critical staffing shortage.

As I settle into my new role as Portland Police Association president, the PPA will continue to advocate for commonsense public safety policies that keep our communities and our officers safe. We will continue to focus on solutions and work with community partners, leaders, and our rank-and-file members to protect Portland.”

Aaron Schmautz, PPA President