Police chief, union leader warn budget cuts would end Traffic Division

The head of the Portland Police Bureau and the Portland Police Association union have sent out dire warnings about impacts to law enforcement capabilities if a proposal (PDF) for $18 million in budget cuts are passed by council next week. Chief Chuck Lovell and PPA President Daryl Turner have many concerns about the cuts including … Read more

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward

Police Bureau budget cuts could lead to more officers on bikes

Portland’s Mounted Patrol Unit.(Photo: Police Bureau) The Portland Police Police Bureau, like all City bureaus, is facing another year of budget cuts. The PPB must reduce their budget for the coming year by 2% (other, non public safety bureaus have to cut 4%). One idea that has been proposed is to dissolve their Mounted Patrol … Read more