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Portland City Council Votes to Leave Joint Terrorism Task Force

In a 3-2 vote, elected officials in Portland, OR voted to withdraw the Portland Police Bureau from the national Joint Terrorism Task Force.

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Oregon Students Protest Presence of School Resource Officers

The students say the presence of the officers makes the students feel unsafe, contribute to discrimination in school and their presence can lead to hostile and unsafe school environments.

Oregon Officer Stops Bike Robbery Outside of Police Station

The man was reportedly carrying a pair of bolt cutters and was about to try to work on the lock when the officer with the Gladstone Police Department intervened.

Foot and Hoof Patrol: Meaningfully Connecting Cops and Citizens

Foot patrol is the essence of community policing—officers on foot create opportunities for the public to connect with their police (and vice versa). Conversely, when officers are wrapped in two tons of metal and plastic, that opportunity for real connection is essentially lost.

Oregon Mayor to Propose Deployment of Unarmed "Officers"

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler plans to bring a new policing pilot program before the City Council to deploy non-sworn and unarmed "officers" who would be "engaged in the community in non-emergency calls, so that's things like property crimes, break-ins," he said.

Oregon Trooper Shot 12 Times in 2016 Sues County for $20 Million

Nic Cederberg, the only state trooper patrolling in Washington County, lacked critical information when he made tactical decisions to chase Tylka "that he would not otherwise have made, was exposed and subjected to an unanticipated lethal attack and suffered critical, life threatening and permanently disabling injuries,'' the federal suit says.

Oregon Police Find Pistol in Man's "To-Go" Food Order Box

Police officers with the Gresham Police Department found a loaded semi-automatic pistol and spare magazine in a man's "to-go" food order box.

Oregon Officer Fatally Shoots Dog that Chased Firefighters at Fire Scene

The "aggressive" dog began chasing some of the firefighters, which prompted one officer to draw his weapon and fatally shoot the dog, police said.

Oregon Police Hold "Summit" to Build Community's Trust

"Building Bridges of Understanding in Our Communities came together in September 2016, at a time of heightened tensions in our country and polarizing political rhetoric," said the City of Portland on its website.

Oregon Man Started Fire in Attempt to Ambush First Responders

The man—identified as 65-year-old Lance Taylor Jacobs—reportedly set the fire in an attempt to lure police officers and firefighters in an ambush attempt.