Talking Beat - from the Portland Police Bureau
Summary: We're focusing on thoughtful conversations that we hope will inform and provide you with a small glimpse of the work performed by Portland police officers as well as issues affecting public safety in our city.
This episode of the Talking Beat features a discussion on fentanyl. Fentanyl is prevalent in Portland, crossing all demographic boundaries. It affects all races, all socioeconomic groups, and can be a deadly choice. Terri Wallo-Strauss from our strategic communications unit talks with Lt. Chris Lindsey of PPB's narcotics and organized crime unit and Eric Kilgore, founder of Henry's Uncle, a local nonprofit and host of a podcast by the same name, about the life-changing effects of fentanyl. We hope you'd take away some important information from the show. "We see a lot of cases where people who purchase from a dealer and they say, "Oh, I thought we were buying Oxycontin," or, "I thought we were buying Xanax." A lot of times, the purchasers don't know what they're getting, and they could be getting a very lethal dose of a highly, highly lethal drug." - Lt. Chris Lindsey Links: https://www.henrysuncle.org/
A conversation about recruitment and hiring with Chief Chuck Lovell and PPB's Recruitment Sergeant Trevor Tyler. We receive a lot of questions about our recruitment and hiring efforts and our plans to build the bureau back up in regard to staffing. We hope this provides some good information.
A conversation with Portland Police Chief, Chuck Lovell. It's a chance for the Chief to talk about what shaped him growing up, his experiences with the Bureau, and what service means to him.
In this episode of NewsBeat, the Portland Police Bureau continues to face critical staffing shortages; an improved interactive online dashboard offering data about shootings in the city; National Human Trafficking Awareness Month.
Welcome to the Portland Police Bureau’s News Beat for November, 2020. While we can’t highlight all the public safety issues and crime addressed by Portland Police Officers, here is a snapshot of what we’ve been discussing over the last month: Police Reform, Traffic Safety and Package Thefts
Officers talk about their personal experiences during the current events happening in Portland, Oregon.
Chief Chuck Lovell provides updates on demonstrations as well as information on recent shootings occurring in the City of Portland.
Chief Lovell and Officer Jackson answer media questions following 40 days of demonstrations in Downtown Portland.
PPB continues its efforts in educating community members about the dangers of speed racing. Thieves are continuing to steal bikes during the pandemic. And an uptick in commercial burglaries. Transcript: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/760621
Lieutenant Tina Jones interviews Director Bob Cozzie from the Portland Bureau of Emergency Communications, Fire Marshal AJ Jackson from Portland Fire and Rescue, and has a conversation with Chief Jami Resch. Transcript: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/760302
On this special edition of the Talking Beat, Lieutenant Tina Jones talks to representatives from the Portland Police Bureau's Bike Theft Task Force as well as burglary and robbery detectives. She also interviews the Portland Police Bureau's Homeless Outreach liaison and sergeant from the Gun Violence Reduction Unit and chief, Jami Resch. Hear how this unusual time has affected their jobs and what it means in regard to public safety in their respective units. Transcript: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/759321
The Portland Police Bureau is dedicated to protecting and serving the people of Portland. We will continue to do so during this public health emergency. Due to the ever-changing situation, PPB continues to adapt and modify our procedures to limit exposure without interrupting the high level of service provided to our community. Transcript: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/758602
Lt. Tina Jones moderates a question and answer panel with various members of the Portland Police Bureau, the Sunshine Division and Chief Jami Resch regarding how COVID-19 has impacted their work.
Chief Jami Resch answers questions regarding the Police Bureau's response during the COVID-19 outbreak. Transcript: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/757301
The Portland Police Bureau is expanding our online reporting system; Name changes to some PPB units and divisions; The Gun Violence Reduction Team will be using door hangers; and a new K9 in our Narcotics unit. Transcript: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/756287