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

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


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

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


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BTA, Police Bureau launch latest incarnation of bike light education program

A Portland police officer gives out a free set of bike lights back in August 2006.(Photos J. Maus) As part of their ongoing Eye to Eye campaign, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) and the Traffic Division of the Portland Police Bureau have partnered up on an effort to increase awareness of using bike lights … Read more