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November 07, 2001 00:00


Because of recent events many government building, including the Justice Center, have reduced public access. The Portland Police Bureau’s current policy requires that all members of the public, including the media, must be escorted while inside the Justice Center. This policy change has caused some members of the media to wait in the Justice Center lobby for extended periods of time. The Public Information Office has reached an agreement with building managers that allows media representative access to our 15th floor office without an escort. If your media outlet wishes to participate in this program you must agree to the following restrictions:

 Your business must provide our office with the names of all employees that may need access to the Justice Center. The list must be on business letterhead.

 Your business is responsible for updating the list of employees representing your news organization.

 All representatives must present picture identification at the front desk and display the identification at all times while they are in the Justice Center. The identification must clearly identify the person as an employee of your news organization.

 You must notify the Portland Police Bureau if any of your employees’ identification is lost or stolen.

 Upon entering the Justice Center, your representative must report immediately to the Public Information Office on the 15th floor. We will then escort your representative to any other portion of the building. In the event of a news conference, your representative may go directly to the floor of the conference and bypass our office.

 Any media representative found wandering the halls of the Justice Center unescorted will be removed from the building. Their access to the Justice Center will be revoked.

(MORE) This policy is designed to streamline your access to the Justice Center. We realize that media representatives are frequently on deadlines. However, our first priority is to maintain a secure workplace for our employees. This policy is in effect only for the Justice Center. Media representatives will require an escort at all other Portland Police Bureau facilities.

We will implement this policy November 9, 2001. You may email the list to my office at or fax you list to our office at (503) 823-0502.


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



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