COVID-19 Update

I want to first take the time to thank you for your hard work, dedication, and selflessness during these unprecedented times. As everyone has to adapt to our new normal, each of you continues to put your own health and your family’s well-being in jeopardy by going to work every day to protect and serve our[…]

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 policemag.com. 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[…]

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;[…]

Our Focus: Basic Employee Rights

Any public employee union contract is grounded in two basic concepts. First, public employees have constitutional rights to include basic due process rights. Second, public employees have the right to collectively bargain working conditions that allow them to best serve their communities. Earlier today in the City Council work session, we heard from individuals from[…]

Back the Blue Act

Public safety officers come under attack all too frequently in the United States, simply for doing our jobs. The Portland Police Association is a founding member of the United Coalition of Public Safety (UCOPS), a national coalition of law enforcement unions. UCOPS has launched a digital ad campaign to support U.S. Senate Bill 1480, the “Back[…]

A Job Well Done

Today the Portland Police Bureau came together with many other partners in law enforcement and kept Portlanders safe as they practiced free speech. The strategic plan put together by Chief Outlaw and all the parties involved was executed with precision, diligence, and professionalism by the rank and file who braved adversity while dealing with volatile[…]

Zero Tolerance

As Portland Police Association President, I have consistently advocated for a zero-tolerance response to the lawlessness, violence, and destruction of property during protests. Our community is frustrated, fed up, and angry. Time and again, we have watched our City and the Portland Police Bureau be thrown into the national spotlight. Saturday, August 17, 2019, Portland[…]