Message from the Chief

Thank you for visiting the Portland Police Department website. Portland is routinely recognized as one of the best places in the country to live, work, and visit. This is due, in no small part, to the dedicated men and women of the Portland Police Department.

We are firmly committed to providing the best possible law enforcement services to the citizens of Portland yet we recognize that, ultimately, our success depends on the partnership between the community and police. We strongly emphasize the community policing philosophy and work closely with the public to develop long term solutions to problems. We value and rely upon the input of our citizens and remain committed to fostering an atmosphere of mutual respect and transparency.

As you navigate our website and read about our services and initiatives, I hope it becomes apparent that we are a top-notch law enforcement agency committed to open communication, community engagement, and excellence in policing. Please use our site to learn more about the Portland Police Department, answer your questions, become one of our community partners or join us by starting a rewarding career in law enforcement.

Michael Sauschuck
Chief of Police