Skip to Main Content View Text-Only

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

Public Information Office
Public Information Office List | Login | Sign Up  
 View Item

New Policies & Procedures Manual

September 04, 2001 00:00


Portland Police Chief Mark Kroeker will announce tomorrow that his effort to simplify the previously cumbersome book of police policies and procedures is completed, manuals will be distributed to all personnel, and the entire manual will be accessible at the Bureau’s website, at He’ll make the announcement in a report to City Council at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, City Council chambers, City Hall.

Kroeker said he followed up on a recommendation in the 1999 Institute for Law and Justice report which urged the Bureau to “revise policies and procedures to be simpler” and from his own reaction to seeing that the manual of policy and procedure filled two four-inch binders.

The new manual, to be distributed to all police personnel tomorrow, is 5 ½ x 8 ½ inches, and less than an inch thick. The book contains policies and procedures for almost 200 topics, ranging from pursuits to arrests to discipline.

“I made a commitment to officers that their policies and procedures book would be something they could carry around,” said Kroeker. “I also made a commitment to the community that our policies will be open to them, 24 hours a day. I am very pleased to offer this to our community as an enhanced service, and to our employees to help them in their work.”

Publication and distribution caps a year-long effort to review each directive, make necessary updates and revisions, eliminate unnecessary attachments and change it to a consistent format.

Distribution on the web also responds to a recommendation of the Police Internal Investigations Auditing Committee to make police policies more accessible to the public.



Media Relations:
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Desk: 503-823-0830
Pager: 503-790-1779

Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204



   More »