Chief Chuck Lovell was sworn in as Portland’s 50th police chief this morning.
“I have listened and our community and you have said show us change. PPB needs to be the leader in change. It starts with trust. This change in leadership comes from my heart. Chuck Lovell has been dedicated to service his entire life. I am 100% confident in him and his leadership.” - Chief Resch
“Last night, thousands of demonstrators participated in an extensive march without engaging in violence or destruction. Thank you for keeping this event peaceful. Your efforts created a safer environment for all. We will continue to arrest and hold responsible those who engage in acts of violence directed at the police, community members, or who commit other criminal acts.” - Chief Resch
Our Behavior Health officers and clinicians met today on the St. Johns Bridge to discuss Mental Health Awareness Month and write messages of hope. Remember help is available. Call or chat with Lines for Life anytime 1-800-273-8255. #LetsChalkAboutIt
With less people driving, some of our duck friends are starting to claim the streets. Officer Elias escorted this group right off the freeway! Remember to slow down and watch for ducks! #DuckSafety
Drowsy driving is just as dangerous as any other dangerous driving behavior! Five cars damaged, but luckily no one hurt... Drive safely!!
On April 16, 2020, the Portland Police Bureau and Portland Fire & Rescue visited city hospitals to show their appreciation for their fellow first responders.
We may look a little different during this public health crisis. Depending on the incident, Officers will be wearing various person protective equipment, depending on the incident they are responding to. #WeGotThisPDX
Help us continue to #flattenthecurve by staying home and safe this weekend. The weather is expected to be nice and it is a holiday for many, it is important to keep in mind the need for physical distancing. We are making positive progress! #WeGotThisPDX