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The City of Portland, Oregon

Police Bureau

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Phone: 503-823-0000

Non-Emergency: 503-823-3333

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

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TAC Advisory Council

Volunteer Position

The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) is seeking volunteers to serve on its Training Advisory Council (TAC).  This council was established in January of 2012 by the Portland City Council Resolution 36912. The TAC’s mission is “to provide ongoing advice to the Chief of Police and the Training Division in order to continuously improve training standards, practices and outcomes through the examination of training content, delivery, tactics, policy, equipment and facilities.” Objectives of the TAC include:

  1. Provide observations and recommendations regarding the effectiveness and adequacy of the PPB’s employee training programs, initiatives and facilities;
  2. Review training “best practices” and emerging training strategies and make recommendations on their applicability to the PPB;
  3. Propose recommendation for training enhancements with the goal of improving the Bureau’s delivery of policing services to the community; and
  4. Review quarterly and annual PPB Force Analysis Summary Reports to discern patterns relevant to the training of PPB's employees and the carrying out of their duties.

Application Process: There are up to 10 vacant positions on the TAC. Applicants are asked to complete the City of Portland Advisory Body Application Form 2021, and email to, or by US Mail to: Training Advisory Council PPB Training Division, 14912 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97230.  The application deadline is February 28, 2021. 

Commitment: The TAC meets a minimum of six times a year.  Meetings are at the Portland Police Bureau Training Complex at 14912 NE Airport Way on the second Wednesday of every other month starting in January from 6:30-8:30 pm.  For a complete description of membership requirements and functioning of the TAC, applicants are encouraged to go to review the bylaws.