Police Bureau spokesman Schmautz retires

This morning, Portland Police Bureau Public Information Officer Brian Schmautz officially announced his retirement. Schmautz has been at the center of some issues between how the Police Bureau has handled several bike-related incidents.

I’ll have more thoughts on this on the front page soon, but in the meantime, here’s the announcement he sent to regional media outlets:

“Morning everybody, last Wednesday I notified the Police Bureau that I would be retiring on January 30th. We are posting my job today and Chief Sizer is beginning the process of selecting my replacement. I believe Chief Sizer hopes to select the person and have them in the office during the week of January 19th, so we can begin the transition.

While I will not get to choose my replacement I have told Chief Sizer that the person must by grumpy, willing to laugh at you to your face instead of behind your back, in a twelve step program for something or willing to join one after they have the pager for a few months, and concerned about the carbon footprint of the media. I will bring my replacement around for the official meet and greet as soon as they get here.

.. I accepted a job with Clackamas County. After I take a break for a couple weeks I will be starting a job as an investigator for the District Attorney’s office and will be their crime scene coordinator. So I will still see some of you out at Clackamas County’s major crime scene’s…”

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

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15 years ago

i nominate shawn granton!

as portland’s most knowledgeable historian/curmudgeon he is possibly overqualified. Plus he can help drawing suspects.

Matthew Denton
Matthew Denton
15 years ago

I read the second paragraph in the Mercury, and just figured they were making it up, and now I see that it is what he said… Wow.

But, at least he is honest about it.