Congratulations to our 19 new hires who were sworn in this morning. It was an impressive, diverse and bilingual group, with a wide-ranging backgrounds that included in social service, mental health and conflict resolution. Many were cited for their volunteer service in their communities. Good luck at the state academy!
It’s always a pretty good indication that your visit went well when they leave you with a hug. Officer Stoffel enjoyed talking with this kindergarten class at Cathedral School.
School Resource Officer Richardson took part in the #GreatShakeout2017 at Benson High School.
Fall in East Precinct.
Officer Billard found this guy at a local adult care home today. He lives in the atrium and spends his days visiting with the residents. 👮🏻♀️🐇
PPB WARNS COMMUNITY ABOUT COUNTERFEIT PRESCRIPTION DRUGS The Portland Police Bureau's Drugs and Vice Division want to warn the community about counterfeit prescription drugs that are being illegally sold in the Portland area, around the state and online. These counterfeit drugs are illegally marketed and sold by individuals as prescription drugs such as Xanax, Oxycodone, Alprazolam and others. Examples of drugs seized by police and sent to the Oregon State Crime Lab show that the counterfeit drugs often contain extremely potent substances that can and have caused overdose deaths. For example, officers have investigated counterfeit oxycodone tablet cases where the pills actually contained heroin, Furanyl Fentany1, Tramadol, Alprazolam and other substances. Officials want to warn the public that fentanyl and other opioid analogs are extremely potent and have caused accidental overdose deaths in Portland and around the state. Fentanyl is an extremely powerful synthetic opioid similar to morphine, but it croses the blood-brain barrier faster than more commonly encountered opioids and can be 100 to 10,000 times more potent than morphine or heroin. In Oregon, 80 people have died in accidental overdoses from synthetic opioids since 2014, but the deaths are increasing according to the State Medical Examiner.
Thanks to Dr. Nathalie Johnson for helping us with our #PPBPink PSA for @komenoregon. (Video is in our feed @portlandpolice)
PPB is More Than Pink #PPBPink @komenoregon
Suzanne celebrating 10 years of being breast CANCER FREE with Officer Balzer. #PPBPink
Congratulations to Basic Academy Class 371. Now on to Advanced Academy in Portland.