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The City of Portland, Oregon

Police Bureau

Sworn to protect. Dedicated to serve.

Phone: 503-823-0000

Fax: 503-823-0342

Non-Emergency: 503-823-3333

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

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Criminal Intelligence Unit

The Criminal Intelligence Unit (CIU) provides investigative support involving cases of organized crime, domestic and international terrorism, Homegrown Violent Extremists (HVE), threats to commit acts of mass violence, and special investigative projects. CIU is also a partner with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF).

Additionally, CIU conducts threat assessments for major events, dignitary visits, and investigates threats to public officials or other high-profile individuals. CIU also works jointly with the Behavioral Health Unit on individual threat assessments of people exhibiting behavior that may be a public risk and may have a mental health component. CIU also monitors global events that may have a nexus to public safety in Portland.


CIU collaborates with the Oregon Department of Justice - Criminal Justice Division’s Oregon TITAN Fusion Center. The Oregon TITAN Fusion Center's (OTFC) mission is to protect Oregon citizens from terrorist and criminal activity by providing an all-crimes criminal information clearinghouse supported by multiple agencies and a Fusion Liaison Officer (FLO) program. OTFC provides criminal information products based on reasonable suspicion of terroristic and criminal indicators by collecting, gathering, analyzing and disseminating that information for the use of Oregon law enforcement, public safety, and public and private sector communities.

CIU complies with all federal and state laws regarding the collection, retention, and dissemination of intelligence information.

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Joint Terrorism Task Force

The Criminal Intelligence Unit participates in the JTTF to investigate and prevent actual or potential acts of international and domestic terrorism affecting the City of Portland. The JTTF is comprised of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous. Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips. Tips may also be submitted online at or by calling 503-823-HELP (4357).


The Portland Police Bureau asks for the public’s help to identify suspects, persons of interest or critical witnesses in a variety of unsolved cases. Photos and videos of unidentified suspects are regularly posted for viewing by the public.

Affiliated Organizations

International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)

Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP)

Law Enforcement Intelligence Units (LEIU)

International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA)

ASIS International

International Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Investigators Association (IOMGIA)

Northwest Gang Investigators Association (NWGIA)