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Police Bureau

Sworn to protect. Dedicated to serve.

Phone: 503-823-0000

Fax: 503-823-0342

Non-Emergency: 503-823-3333

1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Portland Police Bureau

Personnel Division, Room 1542
1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97204

Telephone: 503-823-0333
Toll-free: 1-888-735-4259

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Recruitment Coordinator/Background Investigator Contact Information:


Officer Tim Evans

Please complete a Contact Recruiter Form with questions or call Personnel Front Desk to be rerouted:  503-823-0333


Recruitment Coordinator

Telephone: 503-823-0520

Tim joined the Police Bureau as an officer in 1994 after spending five years with the State of North Carolina. Tim's assignments in the Bureau include uniformed patrol as a district officer, youth crime prevention, Honor Guard and Field Training Officer. Tim is on the national training team for GREAT (Gang Resistance Education and Training) and an ECCW (Employee Cultural Competency in the Workplace) Instructor.


Officer Marshall K Akom

Background Investigator


Telephone: 503-823-0502

Marshall was born and raised in northeast Portland, and has deep roots in that community. He joined the Police Bureau as an officer in 2008 after spending three years as a police officer for another Oregon agency.  Marshall was also in the US Army for six years as an active duty Military Police Investigator.


Officer Michelle Cass

Background Investigator


Telephone: 503-823-2890

Michelle was born and raised in Portland; she joined the Police Bureau in 2006. The majority of her career has been spent in uniformed patrol as a district officer in North Portland. Michelle is a GREAT (Gang Resistance Education and Training) instructor. Prior to law enforcement, she worked in the medical field for ten years.


Officer Katie Potter

Background Investigator


Telephone:   503-823-0618

Katie was born and raised in Portland and joined the Police Bureau in 1989.  She worked patrol, was a Neighborhood Liaison Officer, and investigated crimes against people with disabilities.  She co-wrote a curriculum and taught safety classes for adults with developmental disabilities.  She is a member of the Police Bureau’s Alliance for Safer Communities.


Officer John Shadron

Reserve/Cadet Coordinator
Telephone: 503-823-5723