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The City of Portland, Oregon

Police Bureau

Sworn to protect. Dedicated to serve.

Phone: 503-823-0000

Non-Emergency: 503-823-3333

1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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1111 SW 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97204

Officer Sanders,

Officer Bryant,

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Bike Theft Task Force

The Portland Police Bike Theft Task Force is partnering with the bicycling community to focus efforts on reducing bike thefts in the city through education, awareness and enforcement. 

Unfortunately, bikes are stolen in Portland every day; these thefts are often fueled by drug use and addiction--the bikes are sold to drug dealers in exchange for drugs.

The Police Bureau takes reports on stolen bikes, but without any means of identification (such as serial number), it can be difficult to have probable cause to seize a stolen bike as well as return recovered bikes to their rightful owners. The PPB Property Room has hundreds of bikes that are not able to be returned. Therefore, we recommend registering your bike with our partner: Project 529.

There are also some valuable prevention techniques that you can use to help prevent your bike from being stolen.

Note: Due to the Bureau's critical staffing shortage, the Bike Theft Task Force is currently not operational.