Chief Chuck Lovell was sworn in as Chief of Police on June 11, 2020.
Throughout his tenure at the Portland Police Bureau, he has demonstrated to be a collaborative, culturally competent and ethically driven servant leader. A transformational leader, he is known for his self-growth and mentoring. In 2019, Chuck served as the Acting Captain of the newly formed Community Services Division. There, he provided a focus and strategic direction to the Behavioral Health Unit, Service Coordination Team, Office of Community Engagement, and Homeless Community Liaison.
Prior to joining the Portland Police Bureau, Chuck was a member of the U.S. Air Force and served in many capacities. Chuck has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Park University and has received his Master’s Degree in Strategic Leadership from the University of Charleston. He is a member of the Police Executive Research Forum, Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA), and International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).
Chief Lovell is a graduate of the FBI’s National Executive Institute (NEI) and PERF’s Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP). He is a member of the Board of Directors for Oregon Department of Public Safety and Standards (DPSST) and Lines for Life. Chuck has been honored with a Police Medal, Achievement Medal, three Unit Commendation Medals, an Air Force Commendation Medal and an Air Force Achievement Medal (with valor).