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Mon Aug 7, 2017, 06:59 PM

Portland mayor selects first African American woman to be next chief of police

Source: Oregon Live

Danielle Outlaw, a 19-year veteran of the Oakland Police Department who started as a police explorer when she was in high school, will serve as Portland's next police chief, only the third outsider named to lead the Police Bureau.

Her appointment Monday by Mayor Ted Wheeler comes at a critical time when community and police relations are strained and the force faces a daunting list of federally mandated reforms.

The mayor said Outlaw shares his goals of improving bureau relationships with Portland's communities of color, increasing diversity on the 950-member force and embracing equity.

Outlaw, 41, who has served as a deputy chief since 2013, rose to the top of a pool of 33 candidates who applied for the job. She becomes the first African American woman to lead Portland's police bureau.

Read more: http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2017/08/portland_mayor_selects_outside.html



Bout time.

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Mon Aug 7, 2017, 07:28 PM

1. Good start

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Mon Aug 7, 2017, 08:06 PM

2. Interesting Last name...

I am sure the Repugs will just love playing with that name over the next few years.

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Mon Aug 7, 2017, 11:28 PM

3. Love the name, love the area (Portland is really a good spot) -

thank you, Mr. Mayor, for recognizing QUALITY. This woman has it all.

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