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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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Mission, Values and Goals

Mission Statement
The mission of the Portland Police Bureau is to reduce crime and the fear of crime by working with all citizens to preserve life, maintain human rights, protect property, and promote individual responsibility and community commitment.
The organizational values of the Portland Police Bureau are:
  • Integrity
  • Compassion
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Excellence
  • Service
Community goals:
  • Focus efforts on repeat calls for service and chronic offenders
  • Enhance the community and police relationship
Organizational goals:
  • Develop and encourage personnel
  • Continuously improve work processes
Human Goals:
The Portland Police Bureau, which exists to protect and serve the community, must always be guided by the principle that the individual has infinite dignity and worth. In all that we do, we must show respect for the citizens we serve, and for the men and women of the Portland Police Bureau, recognizing and encouraging their individual needs, aspirations and capabilities.
The attainment of these goals requires that we strive to:
  • Attract to the Police Bureau a diverse group of individuals with ability, dedication, and capacity for growth.
  • Provide the opportunity for everyone to rise to as high a level of responsibility and interest as desired, dependent only on that individual’s talent, diligence and commitment.
  • Train and support Bureau members to be the best they can be.
  • Make the Portland Police a model of equal opportunity for all regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation or physical challenge.
  • Contribute to the improvement of our community, especially to those citizens in need, by maximizing our human resources while maintaining full effectiveness in the performance of our primary mission: service to the community.