Captain Bob Day has been assigned to the Training Division since July 2016. In this role, he has worked closely with Department of Justice and Compliance Officer/Community Liaison (COCL) to meet goals outlined for the Portland Police Bureau and the Training Division in the settlement agreement. He has also acted as the lead trainer for the Implicit Bias curriculum that will be delivered to all sworn members in 2018. Captain Day was recently honored with a Regional Arts & Culture Council award for his work with Kevin Jones of the August Wilson Red Door Project to bring community members and police together for discussions on bias, prejudice and racism.
Captain Day was appointed to the Portland Police Bureau on April 26, 1990. After working as a patrol officer for 10 years, he was promoted to Sergeant in 2000 and was assigned to Southeast Precinct and later, the Training Division. In 2006, he was promoted to Lieutenant and was assigned to North Precinct and later, the Detective Division. He has served as Crisis Negotiations Team Commander, Crowd Management Incident Commander and currently serves as a Critical Incident Commander.
In 2009, Captain Day was promoted to Captain and was assigned to North Precinct and then the Training Division. He was appointed Assistant Chief in January 2015, and served until July 2016.
Captain Day will graduate in May 2018 from George Fox University’s degree completion program with a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management and Leadership. He also holds an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Clackamas Community College.
Captain Day has numerous letters of commendation and was honored with a Bureau Commendation Medal and other community awards. He has taught nationally on crisis negotiations debriefing tactical incidents.