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Facing Officer Shortage Portland Chief Relaxes Education Standards for Recruits

The bureau has 128 officer vacancies and hasn’t been able to fill them as fast as veterans are retiring, with another large wave of retirements expected in August 2020.

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Oregon Trooper Receives National Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Award

Trooper Nic Cederberg with the Oregon State Police was awarded a National Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor on Wednesday during a White House ceremony hosted by President Donald Trump. The award is the highest national award for valor a public safety officer can receive.

Tourniquet, Ballistic Vest Save Life of Oregon Officer After Being Shot

An officer with the Salem (OR) Police Department is recovering after being shot several times during a traffic stop on Tuesday night.

Video: Driver Opens Fire on OR Officer at Traffic Stop

An officer with the Salem (OR) Police Department shot on Tuesday night has been treated and released from a nearby hospital. The suspected gunman eluded police for nearly 12 hours but was eventually apprehended and arrested.

OR Supreme Court Rules Police Can't Take Suspect's Garbage Without a Warrant

The high court found that police had violated the Oregon Constitution’s protection against unreasonable searches because Lien and Wilverding had privacy interests in their trash and because the garbage hauling company acted as “an agent” of police by collecting the trash for a detective.

Oregon County Gives Employee $100K to Settle Lawsuit Over "Blue Lives Matter" Flag

Guion-Pledgure complained to supervisors in late 2017 and early 2018 and voiced her objections about the flag with the Multnomah County chief operating officer in April 2018, according to the complaint.

Oregon K-9 Struck by Hundreds of Porcupine Quills During Pursuit

A K-9 with the Coos County (OR) Sheriff's Office suffered serious injury when it was struck by hundreds of porcupine quills during a pursuit of a wanted subject over the weekend.

Video: Police Union President Blasts Portland City Council for Anti-Cop Sentiment

Turner said the reason PPB is understaffed is because of the "intense anti-police sentiment in our city, that city council seems to share."

Oregon Sheriff Considers Restructuring Mutual Aid Agreement with Portland Police

Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts had asked city leaders to cover the legal expenses of any deputy who is involved in a use-of-force incident, but that request was denied.

Oregon Officers Shoot, Kill Man Firing Rifle at Neighbor's Home

Officers were called out just before 10 p.m. on reports of gunfire. They arrived to find a man, later identified as James Young, 77, firing rounds from a rifle from his porch.