Officer Kamaka was born in Hawaii and then moved to Las Vegas. When he saw himself raising a family, Portland came to mind. If you're looking for a career that's fulfilling where you get to do something different every single day, I would absolutely recommend others to join. - Officer Kamaka Link in bio! #pdxjobs
We salute Commissioner Fish who served our city with distinction and honor for many years. Our deepest condolences to his family, staff and friends. He will be greatly missed.
On New Years Eve Ofc. Renander was honored by the Portland Winterhawks as their Hometown Hero. She had the honor of cranking the siren for the Winterhawks and was able to speak to several fans who were very appreciative of PPB's work in the community. @winterhawks
Some Portland Police Officers are sporting new badges, which commemorate the 150-year anniversary of the Police Bureau. Officers have the choice to wear them and must purchase the new badge at their own expense from the Portland Police Museum. Officers are allowed to wear the badges for the entirety of 2020. On November 2 and 3, 1870, the newly formed board of police commissioners in Portland created the Metropolitan Police Force and abolished the Office of City Marshal. The first chief was James Lappeus and under him was a captain, six policemen and three special policemen, who provided public safety to Portland's nearly 10,000 residents. For more information about the history of the Portland Police Bureau, visit the Portland Police Museum. The museum is in the Justice Center's first floor, located at 1111 SW 2nd Avenue. It is operated by the Portland Police Historical Society and is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.
Jami Resch is Sworn in as PPB Chief of Police On Tuesday, December 31, 2019, Jami Resch was sworn in as the Portland Police Bureau Chief of Police. Prior to this appointment, she had been serving as the Deputy Chief for the Bureau since May 3, 2019. Chief Resch is the 49th Chief since 1870 when the Metropolitan Police Department was formed. Jami Resch was appointed to the Portland Police Bureau on February 15, 1999. After serving as a Patrol Officer, Neighborhood Response Team Officer and Tactical Operations Division Crime Analyst Officer, she was promoted to Sergeant in 2008, and was assigned to East Precinct and later the Gun Task Force. She was promoted to Lieutenant in 2012 and assigned to East Precinct and later the Criminal Intelligence Unit. She has also served as the manager of the Portland Police Honor Guard and as a Critical Incident Commander. In October 2016, she was promoted to Captain and assigned to North Precinct; she later served as Acting Commander. In May 2018, she was appointed Assistant Chief of the Investigations Branch before serving most recently as Deputy Chief. Chief Resch has been an active member in the Police Bureau's Muslim Council, Slavic Advisory Council and Refugee Integration Program. She has also volunteered her time with Camp Rosenbaum, Shop with a Cop and acted as a mentor for the Zman Scholarship Foundation. Chief Resch holds multiple certificates in advanced SWAT command and decision making; threat assessment training and diplomatic security law enforcement training. She was honored with a Bureau Achievement Medal and four Unit Commendations. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Allied Health Sciences with a Minor in Psychology from the University of Portland.
The tree in our Forensic Evidence Division is a festive crime scene. 😀🎄🔍
It’s a Christmas mystery! 🎄Ofc Storm got a call of Christmas trees all over the road SE 33/Woodward. They had been abandoned there by the delivery crew. She tracked down the company owner, who retrieved them and will get them to their new homes. ☃️👮🎅
Officer McKay was out spreading some Holiday Cheer with her new friends.
Our School Resource Officers had a great time shopping for presents this morning at the “Heroes and Helpers” event. Thanks to @target and all who helped make this a great morning for all involved.