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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.”
The TAC accomplishes this mission by doing the following:
The TAC functions to achieve its mission by engaging in a variety of activities. For a complete description of membership requirements and functioning of the TAC, applicants are encouraged to review the bylaws. The total time commitment for members, including TAC meetings, attending training activities, conducting interviews, performing research, and drafting recommendations and resolutions can range, depending on individual TAC members’ ability to commit, from a minimum of about 10 hours a month to 50 hours a month or more. Activities include the following:
In 2022, there will be from 5 to 10 vacant positions to fill on the TAC. The opportunity to apply will be formally announced in late January, and the time to submit applications will be the entire month of February 2022 (possibly extended by a week or two). Applicants should complete the standard City of Portland Advisory Body Application Form 2022 , and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by US Mail to: Training Advisory Council PPB Training Division, 14912 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97230. The current application deadline is February 28, 2022. Decisions on accepting candidates to serve on the TAC are made by the TAC Chair and the TAC Steering Committee, with the advice of Training Division leadership and the approval of the Chief of Police.
Link to 2021 TAC Membership Roster: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/784973
Link to TAC 2019 Work Overview: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/779554
Link to TAC 2020 Work Overview: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/779555
Link to TAC 2021 Work Overview: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/798324
 U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. “Amended Settlement Agreement ECF 157,” dated December 26, 2017, Paragraph 86 (page 25). https://www.justice.gov/crt/case-document/file/1210266/download (accessed January 11, 2022)
 Bylaws, Portland Police Bureau Training Advisory Council. Approved September 24, 2018. https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/698835 (accessed January 6, 2022).
 Georgetown Law, Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement (ABLE) Project. https://www.law.georgetown.edu/innovative-policing-program/active-bystandership-for-law-enforcement/ (accessed January 11, 2022). This course is in conformity with the Oregon Legislature House Bill 2929, “Relating to police officer misconduct,” passed by both houses and signed by the Governor 11 June 2021. Effective 01 January 2022 https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HB2929/Enrolled (accessed January 11, 2022)
 City of Portland Advisory Body Application Form 2021. https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/780888 (accessed January 6, 2022). Note: this document may be revised; the year will be revised.