FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 5, 2021
Contact: Sgt. Aaron Schmautz, PPA President
Angela Orr, Communications
Introducing Portland Police Association’s New President
PPA Members Elect PPB Sergeant Aaron Schmautz as PPA President
PORTLAND, OR—The Portland Police Association (PPA) is pleased to announce that PPA members elected Portland Police Bureau (PPB) Sergeant Aaron Schmautz as their new president on Monday, November 1, 2021. He was sworn in as president today and stepped into the leadership role immediately.
Sgt. Schmautz is a second-generation Portland Police officer and a 17-year veteran of the Police Bureau. He began his career as a uniform patrol officer and was promoted to Sergeant in 2015. In 2009, he was elected to the PPA Executive Board and has served continuously in the role of Vice President, making him one of the longest-serving Board members. He has been a member of two collective bargaining teams, including the current contract negation mediation, and worked with the Oregon Coalition of Police & Sheriffs (ORCOPS) at the state level representing law enforcement in Oregon.
“Effective leadership requires commitment and dedication to the safety of our officers and our community members,” said Daryl Turner, PPA Executive Director. “I’ve worked alongside Sgt. Schmautz closely for the past 12 years as he’s served on the PPA Executive Board. He is uniquely qualified to represent and advocate for PPA members. and I’m confident that he is the right person for the job.”
Over the years, Sgt. Schmautz has served as a District Officer, a Patrol Supervisor, and with the Entertainment Detail in Old Town. He has experience navigating City and Bureau politics as the leader of units such as the Honor Guard and Youth Services Division. He has helped raise nearly $100K dollars for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the NICU at Randal Children’s Hospital through “No Shave November” campaigns. He has also partnered with other charitable organizations like Miles from Molly and is an active member of the Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation.
“Supporting and investing in the Police Bureau is key to improving public safety, which is the foundation for a stronger and safer community. I am humbled by the opportunity to lead this organization and look forward to working with community partners, leaders, and our members as we address the challenges ahead,” said Aaron Schmautz, PPA President. “The PPA leadership will continue to advocate for a fully funded and staffed Police Bureau as we head into a new era in policing and continue to evolve and grow along with the needs of the diverse communities we protect and serve.”
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The Portland Police Association is an independent labor organization representing the Police Officers, Sergeants, Detectives, Criminalists, and PS3s who work for the Portland Police Bureau and the 911 dispatchers who work for the Bureau of Emergency Communication.
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