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The City of Portland, Oregon

Independent Police Review

Providing independent, civilian oversight of the Portland Police Bureau

phone: 503-823-0146

fax: 503-823-4571

1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 140, Portland, OR 97204

Ross Caldwell

Director

 

 

 

 Director Ross Caldwell grew up in Toledo, Washington and went to college at the University of Washington and law school at Lewis & Clark College. Prior to joining IPR, he had worked as a Programs Director for the Criminal Justice Commission overseeing the Justice Reinvestment Grant Program and several other program areas and worked extensively with the different criminal justice system associations and counties around the state. Prior to the Criminal Justice Commission, Ross worked as a Deputy District Attorney in Multnomah County.

Dana Walton-Macaulay

Deputy Director

Deputy Director Walton-Macaulay has significant work experience in both higher education and family law. In more than twenty years in higher education administration, she has develop expertise in investigating and adjudicating allegations of misconduct by students in higher education, as well as policy drafting and compliance, particularly around interpersonal violence, conduct, and equity issues. Her experience gives her a wide-ranging insight into how we can collaborate efficiently to service our community effectively.  Dana completed her J.D at University of Arkansas William H. Bowen School of Law. She also holds a degree in higher education administration from university of Arkansas-Fayetteville. She enjoys running and teaching self-defense, and playing the violin whenever she has the opportunity. 

Eric Berry

Lead Investigator

Eric Berry was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas, but has lived in many parts of the western United States, including Montana, California, Washington, and Oregon.  He attended Colby College, and the University of Washington.  He has well over a decade of investigations experience, including time as a defense investigator for the King County public defense system, an abuse and neglect investigator for the Oregon Department of Human Services, and as an investigator for the Oregon Medical Board.  He also does a pretty credible Johnny Cash impersonation. 

James Williams

Investigator

James Williams grew up in rural Mississippi and came of age in Boise, Idaho, after completing his military obligation in both the US Air Force and in the Idaho Army National Guard. James earned his B.A., Masters in Admin. of Justice and Security, and is on track to complete his Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University in 2020. James is a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Academy located in Glynco, GA. He has over 11 years of combined experience in conducting criminal investigations into human trafficking, international narcotic trafficking, and counter-terrorism while stationed in Southwestern Arizona. James is extremely thrilled to be back in the Northwest to experience Portland’s food choices and its unique culture.

Vince Elmore

Investigator

Investigator Vince Elmore grew up in South Carolina, spent his summers in New York with his family, attended Orangeburg Calhoun College, and during his military career he was assigned to Fort Bragg NC, 82nd Airborne Division. During his 29-year law enforcement career he was a community policing advocate and a liaison with clergy and community groups working to assure transparency and accountability in law enforcement agencies in his area. Vince has completed thousands of hours of police training and has held multiple command assignments. In the last two years of his service with the Portland Police Bureau, Vince was pivotal in implementing policy changes brought about by the Police Bureau’s settlement agreement with the Department of Justice.

Vince is a highly respected leader and mentor in his community and is a current board member on Word is Bond, where he promotes building bridges to develop relationships between the police and young African American community members. He impacts the community through service in groups such as Inter-faith Peace and Action Collaborative, No Hate Zone and Community Peace Collaborative. Vince received the NAACP’s Community Policing Officer of the Year award in 2017, presented to him by Jo Anne Hardesty.