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The City of Portland, Oregon

Auditor Simone Rede

Promoting open and accountable government

We're hiring a complaint investigator

Apply online by August 23!

The City Auditor's Office is seeking an impartial public servant to listen to community members who believe an interaction with a Portland Police Officer was improper, develop facts related to their allegations, and recommend to Police Bureau officials whether disciplinary action is warranted.
This Complaint Investigator position is one of eight in the Auditor's Independent Police Review (IPR) division, which forms the foundation of the City's civilian police accountability system. IPR reports to the elected City Auditor, who is independent of the Mayor and City Commissioners. This structure is critical to ensuring that police misconduct complaints receive the appropriate investigative resources before the Chief and Police Commissioner make their final decisions about an officer's conduct or cases are closed for insufficient evidence.
IPR is the central intake location for misconduct complaints. IPR conducts investigations and monitors all cases investigated by the Police Bureau's Internal Affairs unit. IPR and Internal Affairs share investigative responsibilities. IPR generally investigates misconduct complaints involving high-ranking officers; vulnerable populations, such as children or people experiencing homelessness; and large events, such as street protests.
Responsibilities of the Complaint Investigator I include...Keep reading!