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Video: Multnomah County’s Bike Patrol in action

Multnomah County parole officers at work.(Still from video. Watch it below) As Portland Mercury reporter Sarah Mirk shared back in May, Multnomah County’s parole officers that work cases downtown now use bicycles for their regular patrols. Today the County unveiled an in-house video of the officers in action. According to the County’s Community Justice District … Read more

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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

Bike patrol officers hailed for ‘immeasureable impact’ on the community

From R to L: Officers Phil Blanchard, Robert Pickett, Robert Quick, Police Chief Sizer.(Photos © Jonathan Maus) At a ceremony this morning in downtown Portland, four members of the Southeast Precinct Bike Patrol Unit were among those recognized at the Chief’s Forum Awards — which intend to “reflect on the value of community policing partnerships”.

Bike patrol officers to receive community policing award

SE Bike Patrol officers Pickett and Quick on Hawthorne Blvd.(Photo © Jonathan Maus) Four Portland bike patrol officers will receive recognition for their community policing efforts at the Police Bureau’s annual awards ceremony next week. Officers Phil Blanchard, Robert Quick, Anthony Zanetti and Robert Pickett will be recognized by Chief Rosie Sizer with a “Community … Read more