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New PPB chief of police announces command changes

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New Chief of Police Mike Marshman (Photo: Portland Police Bureau) New Chief of Police Mike Marshman (Photo: Portland Police Bureau)

Chief Mike Marshman was sworn in as the 46th Chief of Police for the Portland Police Bureau after it was announced Chief Larry O'Dea will retire amid several internal and external investigations into a shooting that injured his friend.

Mayor Charlie Hales made the announcement and Chief Marshman was sworn in Monday morning.

After being sworn in, Chief Marshman made several changes to PPB's command structure by naming three new Assistant Chiefs and reassigned several people to new positions.

The three new Assistant Chiefs are: Assistant Chief of Operations Chris Uehara, a 26-year-veteran of the PPB; Assistant Chief of Investigations Matt Wagenknecht, a 24-year-veteran of the PPB; and Assistant Chief of Services Mike Leloff, a 26-year-veteran of the PPB.

PPB said Chief Marshman eliminated the fourth Assistant Chief position.

Former Assistant Chief's Bob Day, Kevin Modica and Mike Crebs will be reassigned. Assistant Chief Donna Henderson is retiring after 28-years of service.

PPB also announced new assignments made by Chief Marshman:

  • North Precinct - Commander George Burke and Captain Vince Elmore 
  • East Precinct - Commander Kelli Sheffer (promotion) and Captain Robert King (no change) 
  • Central Precinct - Commander Chris Davis (promotion) and Captain Tom Hunt (no change) 
  • Detective Division - Commander Dave Hendrie 
  • Transit Police Division - Commander Sara Westbrook 
  • Professional Standards Division - Captain John Brooks 
  • Family Services Division - Captain Derek Rodrigues 
  • Detective Division - Commander Dave Hendrie 
  • Tactical Operations Division - Captain Bryan Parman 
  • Strategic Services Division/Department of Justice - Acting Captain Steve Jones 

PPB said Chief Marshman made these changes to PPB command structure to fit his three stated goals: Build community trust, build internal legitimacy, and achieve Department of Justice compliance.

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