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Entering 10th year, PBOT ‘crosswalk enforcement actions’ still going strong

Posted on January 28th, 2015 at 11:01 am.

PBOT’s program is stronger than ever, so is peoples’ disregard for traffic laws.

‘Bicycling community’ work noted at swearing-in for new Portland police chief

Posted on January 8th, 2015 at 2:34 pm.

Hearing “bicycling” at the swearing-in ceremony was a pleasant surprise.

‘Bait bikes’ deployed at Reed College lead to arrest

Posted on January 6th, 2015 at 1:58 pm.

Two local examples show that bait bikes have arrived in Portland.

Police search suspected Springwater chop shop, find stolen frame (video)

Posted on January 2nd, 2015 at 9:31 am.

What’s under those tarps? Rare footage of police investigating a suspected bike chop shop.

Police ticket man who was run over during ‘Don’t shoot’ protest

Posted on December 14th, 2014 at 1:02 pm.

Guilty for “improper position on a highway”.(Still from Multnomah County Copwatch video) Portland Police have issued a ticket to a protestor who was taking part in a march downtown yesterday. The march was organized by Don’t Shoot PDX, a fledgling group of activists who have organized a sustained movement for more police accountability and justice Read More »

New Police Chief puts Traffic Division in new ‘Community Services’ branch

Posted on December 11th, 2014 at 3:34 pm.

Chief O’Dea in 2008.(Photo J. Maus/BikePortland) Incoming Portland Police Chief Larry O’Dea appears to be making good on his promises and his potential. The new Chief, who community advocates have hailed for his record on community policing, announced a host of changes to the bureau today. Effective January 8th, 2015, the bureau will have a Read More »

Why Portland’s new Chief of Police is good news for bicycling

Posted on October 7th, 2014 at 2:17 pm.

New Chief of Police Larry O’Dea outside City Hall in 2008. He’s standing with former Bicycle Liaison Officer Robert Pickett.(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland) Portland Police Chief Mike Reese announced his retirement today, and when the new chief steps in to replace him in January, his name might sound familiar to some BikePortland readers. Larry O’Dea, Read More »

Gresham PD announces stepped up ‘Safe Routes to School’ enforcement

Posted on February 18th, 2014 at 2:56 pm.

It’s always good to see local law enforcement agencies devote more time and attention to dangerous driving — especially around schools. Check out the press release below from Gresham PD to see what they’re up to… Operation Safe Routes Helps Kids Get to School Safely Speeders and inattentive drivers beware! Gresham Police Department’s traffic division Read More »

Scofflaws abound on local freeways: Police make 452 stops in five hours

Posted on January 30th, 2014 at 3:41 pm.

What happens when police are given the proper amount of resources to enforce laws on freeways? They find massive levels of law-breaking and dangerous driving.

Police to target enforcement at NW Broadway/Couch stop signs – UPDATED

Posted on February 13th, 2013 at 10:02 am.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division will be out in force today at NW Broadway and Couch. They will be on the look out for stop sign violators during a “traffic safety mission” that will last from 10:00 to 11:30 am. Lt. Chris Davis and Capt. David Hendrie were at the PBOT Bicycle Read More »

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