In response to Mayor Wheeler’s proposed public safety investments for consideration in the annual fall budget monitoring process:

“I’m encouraged to see the conversation shift towards public safety and a renewed commitment to invest in staffing the Portland Police Bureau. It’s a good start and a step in the right direction in remedying the critical staffing shortage. As I settle into my new role as Portland Police Association president, the PPA will continue[…]

Understaffed and Underfunded: Statement on DOJ Report

Our officers continue to be committed to the priority of constitutional policing and public safety. The USDOJ’s recent report reveals opportunities to fix two core structural problems in the Police Bureau. First, we need sufficient staffing to meet the community’s public safety needs. The unprecedented challenges faced by the Police Bureau with the simultaneous emergence[…]

In Support of Accountability

This year communities have suffered more than anyone could have predicted and the police officers in this city have endured more than they signed up for when they took the oath to protect and serve. Officers are tasked with bringing order to chaotic, unpredictable, and dangerous situations. In doing their job, they have been subject[…]

In Appreciation

Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your next Portland Police Association President. Having worked for the Portland Police Bureau for the last 20 years, I have seen firsthand the strong work ethic, dedication to serve, and compassion within all of you who wear the PPB badge and answer our 911 calls. I am[…]

Support RRT

Mayor Wheeler and Chief Lovell: As our Police Commissioner and Police Chief, stand up and publicly support Police Bureau members who voluntarily serve on the Rapid Response Team (RRT). On almost a nightly basis for the past five months, members of RRT have been on the front lines of keeping our city safe as many[…]

Do Not Further Defund PPB In the Fall BMP

City Council Members: We find ourselves at a crossroads where the public demands thoughtful public policy that will improve policing practices, accountability, and public safety. Further defunding of the Portland Police Bureau during the Fall BMP will not meet those community demands. As you are well aware, City Council defunded PPB by approximately $15 million[…]

Due Process Must Run Its Course

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Daryl Turner, President Angela Orr, Communications PORTLAND, OR: Earlier today, a Multnomah County Grand Jury charged a retired Portland Police Bureau officer with crimes related to his actions as he drove a police vehicle through the mayhem of a night of burning, destruction, and looting in downtown Portland. It[…]

Congratulations to Jeannette Hopson!

PCAP’s Finest Telecommunicator of the Year It gives me great pleasure to announce that Jeannette Hopson, Senior Dispatcher at the Bureau of Emergency Communications (BOEC), has been chosen as this year’s recipient of the Telecommunicator of the Year Award.  NICE’s PSAPs’ Finest Awards are given annually to recognize the dedicated individuals and team stand-outs in public safety[…]

Press Release: PPA Launches “Protect Portland” Petition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 16, 2020 Contact: Daryl Turner, President Angela Orr, Communications Portland Police Association Launches “Protect Portland” Petition Petition urges Portland City Council to Stop defunding the Portland Police PORTLAND, OR: The Portland Police Association has launched the “Protect Portland” Petition to show support for Portland Police officers and urge[…]

Riots in East Portland

Ted Wheeler Portland Mayor and Police Commissioner 1221 SW 4th Ave, Room 340 Portland, OR 97204 Mike Schmidt Multnomah County District Attorney 1021 SW 4th Ave, Room 600 Portland, OR 97204 RE: Riots in East Portland Mayor Wheeler and District Attorney Schmidt: Over the last two nights, we have seen premeditated attempts by[…]

Zero Tolerance

Saturday night a man, a human being, a person—Aaron Danielson—was killed on the streets of Portland. His race, his political affiliation, or where he was from isn’t relevant. What is important is that human life was taken on our city streets after three months of violence, assaults, rioting, and destruction of property. Our elected officials[…]

Press Release: We Will Stand Up for Portland

Contact: Daryl Turner, President Angela Orr, Communications Portland Police Association 503.225.9760 angela@ppavigilorg FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE We Will Stand Up for Portland A unanimous Portland Police Association Executive Board has no confidence in City Council. We have no confidence that City Council will stop the rioting and looting and protect the safety and livelihoods of all[…]

This Cannot Continue

As riots continue, it is obvious to everyone that this is no longer about George Floyd, social justice, or police reform. This is about a group of individuals intent on causing injury, chaos, and destruction by rioting, looting, starting fires, throwing rocks, bottles, mortars, urine, and feces at peaceful protestors, as well as the police.[…]

Public Safety?

In the ongoing conversation about how policing can and should evolve along with the needs of our communities—many have asked us about police reform. We are engaged. We are listening. We are evolving along with our community. And we are hearing from residents every day who are afraid for our city. Last week, School Resource[…]