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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 Advisory [...]
Posted on August 23rd, 2011 at 2:28 pm.
Captain Todd Wyatt is under investigation following an incident in Idaho.(Photos © J. Maus)
Captain Todd Wyatt of the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division has been temporarily reassigned. According to the PPB, Wyatt was recently involved in an "off-duty incident while driving that involved another driver." The incident is being investigated by the Idaho State Police.
Posted on May 10th, 2011 at 6:49 pm.
Pickett accepting his Alice Award in 2009.(Photos © J. Maus)
Robert Pickett, a Portland police officer who has endeared himself to many in our community, has accepted a position with the U.S. State Department. Pickett, who announced the news minutes ago at the City of Portland Bicycle Advisory Committee meeting, will report for training for his [...]
Posted on November 5th, 2010 at 9:58 am.
Waiting to cross near Beaverton City Hall.(Photo © J. Maus)
What would happen if police officers in a suburban city went out and did a crosswalk law enforcement action (a.k.a. sting) at a busy intersection? Well, the Beaverton Police Department found out last Wednesday. Beaverton PD officers spent five hours, from 10:00 am to [...]
Posted on August 30th, 2010 at 2:33 pm.
"If we could have put a solid felony case together against Mr. Hanna, and we tried, we would have gone forward with much stiffer charges... I would have liked to seen felony charges, but at the end of the day, this was the best we could do." -- Sgt. Todd Davis, Portland Police Bureau
Many people [...]
Posted on July 14th, 2010 at 8:23 am.
Captain Todd Wyatt.(Photo © J. Maus)
Todd Wyatt is the new captain of the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division. Wyatt, 41, takes over the position from Eric Hendricks who held the position for just 13 months before being reassigned to a job in the Chief's office.
Wyatt comes to Traffic from his previous post as Captain of [...]
Posted on May 27th, 2010 at 4:38 pm.
Horse mounted cops survived budget process, bike mounted cops didn't.(Photo © J. Maus)
With the passage of the budget yesterday, a rare opportunity for the Portland Police Bureau to add bike patrol officers has passed us by.
A proposal by the Police Bureau that surfaced back in January would have cut the PPB's Mounted (horse) [...]
Posted on May 19th, 2010 at 1:47 pm.
Asst. Chief Larry O'Dea.(Photo © J. Maus)
As I noted yesterday, there have been a lot of changes at the Portland Police Bureau lately and the Traffic Division - the arm of the bureau that is engaged with biking and transportation issues -- has not been immune to them.
Today, former TD captain and now Assistant [...]
Posted on May 18th, 2010 at 12:19 pm.
Former Traffic Division Captain Eric Hendricks has moved into the Chief's office.(Photo © J. Maus)
The Portland Police Bureau has announced another change atop the Traffic Division. Former Captain Eric Hendricks will now serve as the new Assistant Chief of Investigations in the Chief's office. Hendricks was named Captain in April 2009, making him [...]
Posted on May 17th, 2010 at 11:55 am.
Former police chief Rosie Sizer spoke at Bike Gallery when Portland celebrated reaching Platinum status in April 2008.(Photos © J. Maus)
Last week, Portland Mayor Sam Adams made a surprising move by firing Police Chief Rosie Sizer and moving control of the bureau back into his office (and away from Commissioner Dan Saltzman).
There might be more [...]