August 28, 2014 14:05
Portland Police Bureau Chief Mike Reese recently released a video message to members of the Bureau discussing several topics of interest to officers and members of the community.
The video message can be viewed at http://youtu.be/WChNCENlOwg
The following is a transcript of the Chief's remarks:
"Recently, I worked a walking beat in Central Precinct with Sgt. Rick Deland. During the course of the evening, in the downtown area, we contacted numerous street people--or travelers--as they call themselves. It was apparent to me that this Summer is different from last Summer, which had many high-profile crime incidents. This year, officers have done an outstanding job of talking to people, setting boundaries for appropriate behavior and making arrests when necessary.