Protect Yourself by Documenting Your Coronavirus Exposures

Take a few minutes to read this article written by Jon Adler, former director of the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and originally published on It states the importance of documenting any illness or exposure you may encounter COVID-19. REMINDER:  If you have been exposed to someone known to have COVID-19 or you have COVID-19[…]

Office Closed

The PPA Office will be closed this Monday, March 9, 2020, as we prep for Bargaining next week. As always, Daryl & Tom are available to members 24/7. Daryl Turner, President 503.757.8401  | Tom Perkins, Secretary-Treasurer 503.680.1261  |

Daily Precautions

With all the confusion and questions on how to protect yourself from the coronavirus, especially as public safety professionals and first responders, here are some recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: WASH YOUR HANDS! Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the restroom;[…]

The City Lost

Late this afternoon, a Multnomah County Circuit Court heard oral argument on the City’s attempt to dictate the composition of the PPA’s bargaining team. Fearing the PPA’s advocacy at the bargaining table, the City manufactured a baseless legal argument calling for PPA consultant Anna Kanwit’s removal from the PPA’s bargaining team. The City lost. The[…]

Winter Roadshows

It’s time for PPA Roadshows! PPA Roadshows give us an opportunity to visit with you; it’s a great time to ask questions and get updates on what’s going on. On the agenda this season: Contract negotiation updates and the status of the Police Bureau with Chief Resch. Watch for announcements for upcoming precinct roadshows. BOEC[…]