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Portland Police Launch Gun Violence Intervention Team

Portland Police Launch Gun Violence Intervention Team

FIT will be focused on responding to shooting scenes and apprehending suspects. Team members also underwent training for treating gunshot victims and tactical training for situations such as traffic stops, emergency entries and clearing buildings.

January 20, 2022

Portland Police Plan to Appoint Gun Violence Team by End of Week

The Focused Intervention Team joins an increasingly crowded field of initiatives aimed at curbing a surge in shootings and homicides. That includes the police bureau’s team dedicated to investigating gun crimes, a federal task force led by the FBI, federally deputized Portland police officers, and $6 million allocated to non-police interventions.

November 29, 2021

Portland Officers Declining Opportunity to Join Gun Violence Unit

Portland Officers Declining Opportunity to Join Gun Violence Unit

The uniformed squad, dubbed the Focused Intervention Team, is designed to fight gun violence proactively with a patrol presence on Portland streets. The plan has been to have the team cover seven days a week to get guns off the street directed by police intelligence, identify people involved in recent shootings and “interrupt the cycle of violence.”

July 21, 2021

Portland Crowd Control Unit Resigns Over Indictment of Officer

Portland Crowd Control Unit Resigns Over Indictment of Officer

“Our RRT members do not volunteer to have Molotov cocktails, fireworks, explosives, rocks, bottles, urine, feces and other dangerous objects thrown at them,” wrote Daryl Turner, then president of the union. He noted that the team members volunteer for the work without any specialty pay.

June 17, 2021

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