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Portland Police to bring in extra officers for IAAF World Indoor Championships

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Courtesy: IAAF Portland Championships website Courtesy: IAAF Portland Championships website
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Next month, all eyes from the world of track and field will be on Portland when the IAAF World Indoor Championships are held in the Rose City, and Portland Police are getting some back up for security at the event.

It's no secret that the Portland Police Department is stretched thin right now, especially when it comes to special events in the city.

On Wednesday, the Portland City Council unanimously voted in favor of spending a total of $60,000 to bring in extra deputies and officers from the Multnomah Sheriff's Office and the Salem Police Department to bolster the effort.

A police spokesman says Portland officers will still be involved in providing internal and external security.

The IAAF Indoor Championships are the first indoor meets held in Portland in almost 20 years.

The track championships will be held at the Oregon Convention Center March 17-20.

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