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Talking Beat Podcasta podcast from the portland police bureau

About the Show:

We're focusing on thoughtful conversations that we hope will inform and provide you with a small glimpse of the work performed by Portland police officers as well as issues affecting public safety in our city.


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Recent Episodes:


Portland Police COVID-19 Press Call

Chief Jami Resch answers questions regarding the Police Bureau's response during the COVID-19 outbreak.

NewsBeat - 006 - March 2020

The Portland Police Bureau is expanding our online reporting system; Name changes to some PPB units and divisions; The Gun Violence Reduction Team will be using door hangers; and a new K9 in our Narcotics unit.

PPB's Homeless Liaison

Stephanie is the Portland Police Bureau's homeless liaison. This is a new position that was created in the 2018/2019 budget.

NewsBeat 005 - February 2020

The Department of Justice finds the City of Portland in substantial compliance; East Precinct Officers rescue three people from a burning car; PPB celebrates Black History Month; The Bike Theft Task Force asks you to please register your bike and Mark Your Calendars for future hiring events.

Gun Violence in Portland

The Portland Police Bureau’s Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) combines police investigations, technology and relationships with the community to respond to and help prevent further violence.

NewsBeat - 004 - January 2020

In this episode: The Portland Police Bureau has a new Chief, a look at how the Gun Violence Reduction Team keeps the community safe, Precinct Spotlight: East Precinct, the Bureau's new Wellness Program and an historic badge.

NewsBeat - 003 - December 2019

On this episode of NewsBeat we talk about: Driving Under the Influence, Active Shooter Response information, Package Theft from porches and cars and tips to avoid charity fraud.

Driving Under the Influence

On today's episode of Talking Beat, we're discussing driving under the influence, or driving while impaired. Whether it's alcohol, illegal drugs, marijuana, driving while impaired can and has killed on the streets of Portland. It's impact is far reaching from those who are injured or killed to those who are responsible.

The Sunshine Division

The Portland Police Sunshine Division provides free emergency food and clothing to people in our community. We wanted to take a closer look at this long time agency and find out why police are involved, and how people can access it's services.

NewsBeat - 002 - November 2019

November is Fraud Awareness Month, there is also an update from missions at North Precinct.

Domestic Violence Reduction Unit

On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. In our own community, Portland police officers respond to domestic violence calls every day. Those calls are then turned over to a specialized unit.

NewsBeat - 001 - October 2019

This episode covers recent Traffic Missions, Street Racing, Bias Crimes and the work of the Gun Violence Reduction Team.

Inside the PPB Sexual Assault Unit -Talking Beat

Go inside the Portland Police Bureau's Sexual Assault Unit to find out about sexual assaults and the innovative work that is being done.

Demonstration Events: Behind the Scenes - Talking Beat

Go behind the scenes to find out what it takes to plan for and manage a large scale demonstration in the City of Portland.

Chief Outlaw: Protesting in Portland - Talking Beat

Chief Daniel Outlaw provides some perspective on how recent large scale events have affected the City of Portland and the Portland Police Bureau.

Drugs in Portland - Talking Beat

What drugs are in Portland, how do they get on our streets or in our communities, and what the members of the Drugs and Vice Division are doing about it?

Crime Trends and Solutions in Portland's 3 Precincts - Talking Beat

Portland has three precincts, Central, East, and North precinct. Police Commanders for each precinct provide some insights into what is going on in each of their precincts and some of the creative strategies they're using to address crime

Behavioral Health Unit - Talking Beat

The Behavioral Health Unit coordinates the Police Bureau's response to people in behavioral crisis, whether it's from a suspected mental illness or a drug and alcohol addiction or both.

Recruitment - Talking Beat

The Portland Police Bureau currently faces a critical staffing shortage. As retirements come in large waves, the bureau faces more than 100 vacancies. Next year, in August 2020, another large retirement is expected to occur.

Traffic - Talking Beat

Traffic is a popular topic for officers at community meetings and whether you travel by vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle, foot, bus, streetcar, MAX train or scooter, you're navigating Portland's roads with a lot of other users out on the road as well.