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[…]

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[…]