In Response to Yesterday’s Incident

Yesterday’s incident, when officers responded to a hostage situation with an armed suspect holding a victim at knifepoint and threatening to have an explosive device, is yet another example of the gravity and unpredictability of police work. No matter how officers try to de-escalate, no matter how many other force options officers have available, officers[…]

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Peace Officers Memorial Day Speech

In memory of Those Who Sacrifice All to Protect and Serve Our Communities As always, I am humbled and honored to speak on behalf of the rank and file of the Portland Police Association as we pay tribute to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the safety of the communities they serve. We also[…]

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Retirement Seminar

RETIREMENT SEMINAR Thursday, January 10, 2019 9 AM – 1 PM @ the PPA Office With the upcoming 27th Pay Periods, if you are planning to retire in 2019, please join us next week. We’ll have speakers from Personnel, VEBA, Fiscal, BHR, EAP, and more to help make your transition into retirement smooth. Lunch is[…]

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Your Keep Oregon Safe PAC Contribution = Oregon Tax Credit

Your Keep Oregon Safe PAC Contribution = Oregon Tax Credit MAKE YOUR CONTRIBUTION ONLINE Dear current and retired PPA Members, As the leadership of the PPA we have witnessed extraordinary courage, determination, dedication, and compassion displayed by countless PPA members in the communities they serve. That hard work has inspired us to approach our service to[…]

In Response to the Grand Jury Findings – September 30, 2018 Officer Involved Shooting

Contact: Daryl Turner, President Portland Police Association 503.255.9760 daryl@ppavigil.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 31, 2018 In Response to the Grand Jury Findings September 30, 2018 Officer Involved Shooting Portland, OR – On September 30th, two Portland Police officers faced the most dangerous of circumstances. An armed and dangerous active shooter, who had seconds earlier fired[…]

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Line in the Sand

Portland has become one of the most politically violent cities in America. Lawlessness, aggression, and violence have replaced peaceful protests. In a harshly divided nation, we have become a stark example of what happens when fringe groups get exactly what they ask for with their grandstanding – attention. Our City continues to grapple with the[…]

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Fall Board Election Results

The following members have been elected to serve the following Board positions: PPA Executive Board (2-Year Term) VP North: Ryan Reagan VP East: Scott Robertson VP Central: Jason Walters VP Traffic: Brian Hunzeker VP Sergeants: Kyle Nice VP Services: Chris Kulp RMT Board (3-Year Term) Retiree Position: Joe Schilling PPA Position: Ryan Reagan PPA Position: Erin[…]

Portland Winterhawks Discount Tickets

Thank you for your service from the Portland Winterhawks! The Winterhawks are offering all Police and Law Enforcement Officers a group rate of tickets for the games listed below. To take advantage of the discount prices, use Promo Code: ORCOPS Saturday, October 27 @ 6 PM – VMC vs. Kamloops Blazers Saturday, November 10 @[…]

It’s Time for Practical Solutions

Solving homelessness requires more than programs and political rhetoric; it requires vision where homelessness is seen as a humanitarian crisis that affects everyone in our communities. Our elected officials continue to invest tens of millions of dollars into programs, touting the tremendous progress the city has made helping people get back into housing. But, their[…]

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General Meeting and Board Nominations

JOIN US GENERAL MEETING AND BOARD NOMINATIONS Monday, September 10, 2018 6 PM @ the PPA Office 1868 N. Lombard Street, Portland OCTOBER ELECTIONS Nominations for the October Board Elections will be accepted at the PPA General Meeting on Monday, September 10, 2018. eBallot election runs October 5 – 18; results will be announced on[…]

Legal Hold: ICE Protest

Recently the City Attorney’s Office sent out a Bureau-wide email in response to potential litigation against the City arising from the ICE protest. While this sort of a “litigation hold” is common in civil cases, it serves as a good reminder to our members about maintaining a bright line between your work and personal electronic[…]

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Far from a Peaceful Protest

Like many Portlanders and Oregonians, I anticipated that last Saturday’s protest in Waterfront Park would become a more dangerous and volatile situation than it did. I’m thankful that our officers were there to maintain general public safety and, to the degree possible, provide a safe venue for those who truly sought to peacefully protest. Growing[…]

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Accountability and Common Sense

My last Weekly Update caused more of a stir than I intended and I’m glad for it. And, again, I am abundantly thankful for the overwhelming support we received from our membership, the citizens of Portland, and the business community. These are the voices of those who have grown tired of empty promises and failed[…]