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The City of Portland, Oregon

911 Bureau of Emergency Communications

Partners in Public Safety. Call 911: Save a Life, Report a Fire, Stop a Crime.

Emergency & Text: 9-1-1

emergency: 503-760-6911

Non-emergency: 503-823-3333

Todd DeWeese, Assistant Operations Manager

Todd DeWeese is an Assistant Operations Manager for the Bureau of Emergency Communications (BOEC). He provides supervision, guidance, and mentorship to 14 front-line supervisors, as well as provides general oversight and guidance in operations on a 24/7 basis. He serves as an advisor to the bureau’s Operations Manager on policy, technical, and functional issues. 

Todd has worked for BOEC since June 1994, initially as a Call taker and Police, Fire, and Medical Dispatcher, promoted to Supervisor in September 1999, and promoted to Assistant Operations Manager in May 2021.  Todd also has experience as BOEC’s Public Information Officer (PIO) and Emergency Management Coordinator.

Todd is tasked with creating, executing, and maintaining a career and leadership development and mentorship program open to all employees as part of the bureau’s Strategic Plan.  This program will provide opportunities for staff to increase their collective knowledge by cross-training disciplines, increase efficiency, and provide a greater understanding as to how the bureau and 911 profession works.  Furthermore, this project helps provide for and defines future succession planning while improving employee morale.  Todd is excited about the opportunities, as well as challenges he now faces in this role. 

Away from work, Todd enjoys spending time with his family, grilling on the back deck, and watching Portland Trail Blazers, Portland Timbers, and Portland Thorns games.  He enjoys listening to old school music from the 1950’s, 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s while hanging out on his back deck.  Todd loves watching movies of every genre, but he really loves a good comedy.