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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 Read More »
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 Read More »
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 3:00 Read More »
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 Read More »