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[…]

Working Towards Solutions

Thank you to our members and the citizens of Portland for the overwhelming support and encouragement this past week as we voiced grave concerns about the policies surrounding livability in our city. We received thousands of positive comments, phone calls, emails, letters, and text messages thanking the PPA for shining a bold light on these[…]

More Failed Policies

Our City has become a cesspool. Livability that once made Portland a unique and vibrant city is now replaced with human feces in businesses doorways, in our parks, and on our streets.  Aggressive panhandlers block the sidewalks, storefronts, and landmarks like Pioneer Square, discouraging people from enjoying our City. Garbage-filled RVs and vehicles are strewn throughout[…]

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[…]


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,”[…]

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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[…]