Transcript: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/735629 What drugs are in Portland, how do they get on our streets or in our communities, and what is the Drugs and Vice Division doing about it? Commander Art Nakamura leads the division, which we commonly call DVD. They are responsible for investigating drug trafficking organizations and money laundering. Also: Can you report a bad driver after the fact to Police? And how many Officer Involved Shootings happen in Portland?
Transcript: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/733720 Portland has three precincts, Central, East, and North precinct. Police Commanders for each precinct provide some insights into what is going on in each of their precincts and some of the creative strategies they're using to address crime.
Transcript: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/730616 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?"
Transcript: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/729721 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...
Transcript: www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/729726 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.