Talking Beat - from the Portland Police Bureau

By City of Portland, Oregon

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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.

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Learn about PPB's Behavioral Health Unit
Transcript: The Behavioral Health Unit coordinates the Police Bureau's response to people in behavioral crisis, whether it's from a suspected mental illness or a drug and alcohol addiction or both. Also we answer the question: "Is the thin blue line a counter to Black Lives Matter?"<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 07, 2019
Traffic in Portland, Ore
Transcript: Traffic a popular topic for officers at community meetings and whether you travel by vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle, foot, bus, streetcar, MAX train or scooter, you're navigating Portland's roads with a lot of other users out on the road as well. Our Portland police traffic officers two are here today to talk about all issues. Also we answer the question: Why do police park on the sidewalk, block MAX tracks or block traffic when responding to calls?<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 07, 2019
How to become a Portland Police Officer
Transcript: The Portland police bureau currently faces that critical staffing shortage as retirements come in large ways, the bureau faces more than 100 vacancies. Next year, in August, 2020, another large retirement is expected to occur. That's why today we're talking about everything recruitment and hiring. We also listen in on a seasoned officer's conversation with a new recruit.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 07, 2019