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Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:21 AM

Portland Police Officers Work Overtime for Private Employers--Sometimes Over the Objections of Bureau

Portland Police Officers Work Overtime for Private Employers—Sometimes Over the Objections of Bureau Brass

As commander of the Portland Police Bureau's Central Precinct, Mike Krantz, a 26-year veteran, is one of the most powerful people in the city's costliest bureau.

Yet when Krantz objected to officers working at the downtown Apple Store during their spare time, he didn't stand a chance.

Krantz's objections mattered less than the wishes of two powerful forces: Apple Computer, the world's second-largest company, with a stock market value of about $1 trillion, and the Portland Police Association, a labor union whose members will soon begin negotiating a new contract with the city of Portland.

While off-duty cops have worked as Apple guards for three years under a contract the association has with Apple, Krantz objected to the 2019 contract because he thought it benefited just Apple, not the public.

Read more: https://www.wweek.com/news/2019/10/16/portland-police-officers-work-overtime-for-private-employers-sometimes-over-the-objections-of-bureau-brass/
(Williamette Week)

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