Mike was appointed to the Portland Police Bureau on January 21st, 1999. After completing his training rotations, he worked at Central Precinct and then as a member of the Criminal Intelligence Unit, assigned as dignitary protection to then-Mayor Vera Katz.
Mike then went to Northeast Precinct before being promoted to Detective. He worked in the Detective Division, East Precinct, and Tactical Operations Division. In 2011, he was assigned as a sergeant to Central Precinct.
Mike went on to work on the Burglary Task Force in the Detective Division, before being promoted to Lieutenant assigned to Central Precinct and later, the Chief’s office, as the Executive Officer for the Operations Branch Assistant Chief.
In May 2018, Mike was promoted to Captain and assigned to Central Precinct and later that year, he was appointed to Commander and assigned to oversee the Transit Division. While a Commander, Mike completed training and became a Critical Incident Commander for the Bureau.
Mike was honored with a Unit Commendation as part of the Bureau’s Crisis Intervention Team, an Achievement Medal for his work with the Multnomah County Justice Reinvestment Program, and two Life Saving Medals for his response to suicidal individuals. Mike has a Bachelor’s and Juris Doctorate from the University of Oregon.
Ryan Lee currently serves as the Services Branch Chief. In this role, he oversees the following divisions: Training; Personal; Fiscal Services; Strategic Services; Records; Info Technology Division; and the regional public safety records management system (RegJIN).
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. In 2017, he was assigned to Central Precinct, where he served as Acting Captain prior to his appointment to Assistant Chief of Operations in 2018. In June 2019, he was assigned to oversee the Services Branch. 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.
Andrew was appointed to the Portland Police Bureau on July 2, 1992. Early in his career, he distinguished himself as a patrol officer and Field Training Officer while assigned to North Precinct.
In 1998, Andrew was selected to serve as a detached member of the Special Emergency Reaction Team. Andrew then was assigned to work at the Youth Gun Anti-Violence Task Force and later the Gang Enforcement Team before being promoted to sergeant in 2010.
As a sergeant he led officers at East Precinct and Central Precinct before being assigned full-time as the Sergeant and tactical team leader of SERT. During this tenure there, he expanded the role of SERT to be a resource during incidents where persons in crisis by enhancing the SERT Rope Rescue capabilities to set up rescue and safety measures for negotiators and persons in crisis.
Andrew was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2015 and was assigned to the Chief’s Office as the Executive Officer to the Operations and Community Services Branch Assistant Chief’s and later, as the Adjutant to the Chief of Police.
In 2018, Andrew was promoted to Commander of the Tactical Operations Division, where he has worked in close collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Youth Violence Prevention as well as state, local, and federal partners from the Portland Area Crime Gun Initiative to reduce gun violence and the long lasting trauma it leaves behind in our communities. Andy has also served as a Critical Incident Commander.
Andrew has been honored with a Portland Police Distinguished Service Medal, Achievement medal, two Unit commendation medals and two unit commendation medals with Valor.
Andrew is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police, and the Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Institute. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Portland State University and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership.
During his free time, Andrew has been a member of the Portland Police Torch Run and captain of the Bureau Polar Plunge Team, raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics Oregon. He also serves as an executive board member of the Portland Police Sunshine Division.