Portland Police Department

Common Name: Portland Police Bureau
Abbreviation: PPB
Motto: “Sworn to Protect, Dedicated to Serve”

Agency Overview:
The Portland Police Bureau, known as PPB, has a storied history, with its origins tracing back to its formation in 1870. It succeeded the Portland Metropolitan Police Force and has been committed to its mission for over a century. In 2019, the bureau managed an annual budget of $241.5 million.

Jurisdictional Structure:
The Portland Police Bureau primarily operates as a local civilian police force, focusing on serving and protecting the community within its jurisdiction.

Operational Structure:
PPB’s headquarters is located at the Portland Justice Center, serving as a central hub for their operations. The bureau employs 350 dedicated civilians, contributing to its mission. The police commissioner responsible for overseeing the agency is Ted Wheeler, and the agency is led by Chief of Police Bob Day.

PPB maintains three precincts and a fleet of three airplanes to support its various law enforcement activities.

For more information on the Portland Police Bureau and its dedication to protecting and serving the community, you can visit their website at www.portlandoregon.gov/police/

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