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The City of Portland, Oregon

Police Bureau

Sworn to protect. Dedicated to serve.

Phone: 503-823-0000

Fax: 503-823-0342

Non-Emergency: 503-823-3333

1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Assistant Chiefs Bios

Chris Davis
Chris Davis has served as Assistant Chief of the Services Branch since 2016.  In this role, he oversees the following divisions: Training; Personal; Fiscal Services; Strategic Services; Transit Police; Records; and the regional public safety records management system (RegJIN).

Assistant Chief Davis was appointed to the Portland Police Bureau on November 19, 1998. He previously worked 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, he was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to the Bureau’s Internal Affairs Division and later the Traffic Division.

In 2013, Davis was promoted to Captain and assigned to North Precinct and in 2016, he was promoted to Commander and assigned to Central Precinct.

Assistant 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.

 

 

Ryan Lee
Ryan Lee was sworn in as Assistant Chief of the Operations Branch on May 3, 2018. Prior to this appointment, he had been serving as the Acting Captain of Central Precinct.  

Assistant Chief Lee was appointed to the Portland Police Bureau on September 21, 2000. After serving as a Patrol Officer, Neighborhood Response Team Officer and Crime Reduction Unit Officer, he was promoted to Sergeant in 2007, and was assigned to North Precinct and later, the Transit Police Division.  He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2015 and assigned to Traffic Division and in 2017, he was assigned to Central Precinct.  Assistant Chief Lee has also served as the Executive Officer of the Portland Police Rapid Response Team and Operations Section Chief.

Assistant Chief Lee has a background in homeland security, terrorism and intelligence. In addition to his work for the Police Bureau, he helps instruct ethics at the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) and is an adjunct college professor. He volunteers regularly in the community, at Camp Rosenbaum and mentors at-risk youth in the community.

Assistant Chief Lee is a national subject matter expert in policing large-scale events and public order policing. He conducted overseas research related to these topics for the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). He continues to work with NIJ, serving on a Special Technical Committee helping to develop training and personal protective equipment standards. He has been honored with a two Bureau Achievement Medals and four Unit Commendations, including one for Valor.  

Assistant Chief Lee is a veteran of the Coast Guard. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with an Emphasis in Law Enforcement Management and Investigations from California State University at Sacramento and holds a Master of Criminal Justice Degree from Boston University.

 

Jami Resch
Jami Resch was sworn in as Assistant Chief of the Investigations Branch on May 3, 2018.  Prior to this appointment, she had been serving as the Acting Commander of North Precinct.

Assistant Chief Resch was appointed to the Portland Police Bureau on February 15, 1999. After serving as a Patrol Officer, Neighborhood Response Team Officer and Tactical Operations Division Crime Analyst Officer, she was promoted to Sergeant in 2008, and was assigned to East Precinct and later the Gun Task Force.  She was promoted to Lieutenant in 2012 and assigned to East Precinct and later the Criminal Intelligence Unit.  She has also served as the manager of the Portland Police Honor Guard and as a Critical Incident Commander. In October 2016, she was promoted to Captain and assigned to North Precinct.

Assistant Chief Resch has been an active member in the Police Bureau’s Muslim Council, Slavic Advisory Council and Refugee Integration Program. She has also volunteered her time with Camp Rosenbaum, Shop with a Cop and acted as a mentor for the Zman Scholarship Foundation.

Assistant Chief Resch holds multiple certificates in advanced SWAT command and decision making; threat assessment training and diplomatic security law enforcement training.  She was honored with a Bureau Achievement Medal and four Unit Commendations.   

She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Allied Health Sciences with a Minor in Psychology from the University of Portland.