Chris Davis was sworn in as the Deputy Chief on December 31, 2019. Prior to this, he served as Assistant Chief of the Operations Branch. In this role, he oversaw the three precincts, Youth Services Division and Traffic Division.
Deputy Chief Davis was appointed to the Portland Police Bureau on November 19, 1998, after previously working as a police officer for the Arizona State University Police Department.
In 2004, he was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to Central Precinct and later the Narcotics Unit. In 2013, Deputy Chief Davis was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to the Bureau’s Internal Affairs Division and later the Traffic Division.
Deputy Chief Davis was promoted to Captain in 2013 and assigned to North Precinct and in 2016, he was promoted to Commander and assigned to Central Precinct. Later that year, he was appointed to Assistant Chief and served as Services Branch Chief. Last June he became the Assistant Chief of Operations.
Deputy Chief Davis has multiple certificates in tactical leadership and management and supervision. He has a Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies from Arizona State University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Major Cities Chiefs Association’s Police Executive Leadership Institute. He is also has a Master’s Degree in Public Safety Administration from Arizona State University.
Additionally, he is a board member for the Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation and participates on the Portland Metro Advisory board for the Salvation Army.