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Posted on: July 13, 2020

Portland Police Report Spike in Drug Overdoses

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There have been seven fatal and 79 non-fatal overdoses since May 1, 2020, with one fatal and nine non-fatal overdoses just in the past week alone. 

“There have historically been upticks in overdoses here in the city at this time of the y...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Multiple Businesses Damaged and Twenty-Three Arrested

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The Portland Police Department assisted with what began as a peaceful demonstration starting around 7:00 PM on Monday night and ended with the arrest of 23 people.

“As I’ve said before, the City of Portland and the Portland Police Depar...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Portland Police Issue Open Letter to the Community

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An Open Letter to Our Portland Community from the Portland Police Department:

The Portland Police Department’s values are Integrity, Leadership and Service. These values guide us well as we go about our mission...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Portland Celebrates National Telecommunicators Week

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Every year during the second week of April, the telecommunications personnel in the public safety community are honored. In light of COVID-19, this group of professionals is under greater than usual pressure and anxiety for the first responders and citize...

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

Police Citizen Review Subcommittee Hosts Informational Meeting

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The City’s Police Citizen Review Subcommittee will host an informational meeting - open to the public - regarding the Police Citizens Review Subcommittee’s work on Wednesday, February 12 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM in the Library at P...

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

Portland Police Host Annual Awards Breakfast this Saturday

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This Saturday, the Portland Police Department will host its 14th Annual Portland Police Awards Ceremony and Breakfast in partnership with Portland Downtown. During the ceremony, awards will be presented to members of the department, both sworn and civilia...

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

Important Reminder from the PD

Dial 911 to report a true emergency  such as a crime in progress, a car accident involving personal injury, a medical emergency, or a fire.  

Call the police non-emergency line at (207) 874-8575 to report a non-emergency which still requi...

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

Portland Names New Police Chief

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City Manager Jon Jennings has chosen Frank Clark to become Portland’s next Police Chief following an extensive search and review process. Clark has been with the South Portland Police Department since 1988, and is currently a Lieutenant. He has served in ...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

Portland Police to Participate in Regional Active Shooter Training at Deering High Saturday, May 18

EMERGENCY training exercise

The Portland Police Department will participate in a regional active shooter training at Deering High School, 370 Stevens Avenue, this Saturday, May 18, 2019. Those in the area will see increased activity around Deering High and Longfellow School starting...

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

Police Participate in May 11 Gun Give Back Program

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The Portland Police Department is excited to participate in a gun give back program on May 11, 2019. The event offers an opportunity for the community to become a safer place by offering people a way to safely dispose of unwanted firearms and ammunition.

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Posted on: July 25, 2018

More Community Based Solutions to Prevent Graffiti Available

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The City of Portland is excited to announce that it is continuing two popular programs in order to prevent and remove graffiti and encouraging two other new resources. Following up on the effort to paint utility boxes in 2016, five additional uti...

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