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From enabling applicants to sign up on the spot to prioritizing officer wellness, Oregon’s largest police agency has reinvigorated its recruitment strategy
This brings the Bureau’s number of sworn officers to 806 — down from 881 last year, but up from its record low of 773 in September 2022
The $100,000 grant is expected to allow Portland police to more than double the number of enforcement missions they undertake
The revised policy now permits police, weighing public safety and traffic conditions, to pursue suspects fleeing in vehicles during stings, unlike the previous restrictions
Of those surveyed, 74% worry they will become crime victims, 90% are dissatisfied with the state of public safety and 71% said the city needs more officers
The Portland Police Department was one of the last major U.S. police agencies without the technology, which will be implemented next summer
City leaders now must discuss the proposal with the DOJ and U.S. District Judge Michael H. Simon, who oversees the city’s federally mandated police reforms
Robert “Bob” Day joined the Police Bureau as a patrol officer in April 1990 and climbed the ranks until being appointed former Chief Outlaw’s deputy chief
People with small amounts of methamphetamine, heroin and LSD are subject to non-criminal violations and given the choice to call a statewide hotline or pay a $100 fine