Portland Police Bureau Officer Roster with 5 & 7 digit corresponding IDs (Portland Police Bureau)

Tracy Wells filed this request with the Portland Police Bureau of Portland, OR.
Tracking #

S144113-081220

Multi Request Portland Police Bureau Officer Roster with 5 & 7 digit corresponding IDs
Status
Rejected

Communications

From: Tracy Wells

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Oregon Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

With the goal of accountability to the public served, we are seeking the current Portland Police Bureau Officer roster with the corresponding 5 & 7 digit assigned IDs.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Tracy Wells

From: Portland Police Bureau

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RE:  Police General Records Request of August 12, 2020 Reference#S144113-081220

Dear Tracy ,

This City received a Public Records Request from you on August 12, 2020 for the following:
To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Oregon Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

With the goal of accountability to the public served, we are seeking the current Portland Police Bureau Officer roster with the corresponding 5 & 7 digit assigned IDs.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Tracy Wells

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Portland Police Bureau
Records Division
1111 SW 2nd Avenue, Room 1126
Portland, OR  97204
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Sincerely,

Police Bureau
City of Portland

From: Portland Police Bureau

Dear Tracy :

The City of Portland acknowledges receipt of your Public Records Request.  Your request was received in this office on August 12, 2020 and given the reference number S144113-081220 for tracking purposes.

Record Requested:  To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Oregon Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

With the goal of accountability to the public served, we are seeking the current Portland Police Bureau Officer roster with the corresponding 5 & 7 digit assigned IDs.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Tracy Wells

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At this time, the City is uncertain whether it is the custodian of the requested record.  The City will review your request to determine if it has responsive records.  The City will then gather an estimate of the costs to provide copies of requested public records for which the City does not claim an exemption from disclosure.  The City is permitted to charge its actual costs to provide records.  Fees include research time to locate and analyze the requested records, even if no records are located or if the requested records are determined to be exempt from disclosure.

Please be advised that a pre-payment from you may be required.  If a pre-payment is required, you will receive a separate notice with instructions.  You may click here to access the payments page.

You can monitor the progress of your request at the link below.  Thank you for using the Portland Public Records Request Center. Please note that the Police Bureau is currently experiencing a significant backlog of public records requests (both electronic and hardcopy requests).  Please expect your request to take up to 6 weeks to be processed.  For status updates concerning your public records request please refer to the Portland Public Records Request Center via the link below.  While we cannot expedite every request, if you have an urgent need for the record such as a court date or an issue involving identity theft, please call the Police Bureau directly at (503) 823-0756.  Thank you for your patience.

From: Tracy Wells


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $30.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Portland Police Bureau

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RE:  Police General Records Request of August 12, 2020 Reference #S144113-081220

Dear Tracy ,

The City received a Public Records Request from you on August 12, 2020 for the following: "To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Oregon Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

With the goal of accountability to the public served, we are seeking the current Portland Police Bureau Officer roster with the corresponding 5 & 7 digit assigned IDs.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Tracy Wells

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The murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer and the recent protests in Portland have resulted in an increased and needed focus on racial justice and police reform. In addition to the many peaceful demonstrations supporting the “Black Lives Matter” movement, there has been a small and increasingly violent group of demonstrators that have attacked the police with projectiles, set fire to occupied buildings (including nailing an exit shut on one occasion), and made personal verbal threats on police officers. The threatening behavior has escalated from verbal threats at protests, to attacks with projectiles, to attempts to burn buildings with employees inside, to posting exempt address information about employees online, to the commission of criminal acts such as trespass and vandalism at these employees’ homes. Police working recent protests have been assaulted and received numerous threats, including threats to locate their homes and harm their families. Against this backdrop, on June 6, 2020, the City changed its policy to identify officers in public by PERNR number to protect officer safety.  This allowed for police accountability while providing some protection from doxing and personal attacks on officer’s families and personal lives.  “Doxing” is the term for when personal information, such as home addresses or cellphone numbers, is discovered and released online often to encourage personal harassment and attacks.  The “doxing” of officers and the threats to them at home and to their families is a significant safety concern that required these steps. The use of PERNR allows the City to identify officers accused of misconduct because the Portland Independent Police Review (IPR) has access to a list of numbers and can match those to officer names.  Moreover, officer names are not required to make a report, just the details of perceived misconduct. Additionally, all three unions representing employees of the Portland Police Bureau, the Portland Police Association, Portland Police Command Officers’ Association and AFSCME, assert that at least part of the information you are seeking, personnel numbers, may be exempt under ORS 192.355(3). The City seeks to comply with its obligations under the Oregon Public Records Law, including any legislatively imposed notice or privacy mandates. The legislature has indicated that any request for that information “must” include information that satisfies ORS 192.363 or the records are exempt.  The Multnomah District Attorney has explained the compliance with the statute is mandatory when a PERNR is requested:  “ORS 192.363 prohibits PPB from releasing this information unless petition provides three pieces of information as to each person whose information is requested.” Petition of Kessler ,  MCDA PRP 20-24 (July 17, 2020) p. 2. Therefore, as explained in that District Attorney Order, you are required to provide the following information which the City will provide to any employee (or their designated representative) whose personnel number you seek: a) the names of the individuals for whom personal information is sought; b) a statement describing the personal information being sought; and c) a statement that shows by clear and convincing evidence that the public interest requires disclosure in this instance. Once we receive this information from you, we will forward a copy of your request and any materials submitted to the individuals for whom you are seeking this information. After this notification, we will wait seven days before any information will be released in order to provide for the individuals to submit any concerns. Once we see the additional information the City can provide an estimate for any associated costs. After you submit this information and we have notified the affected parties, we will determine if clear and convincing evidence exists to release the information.
Furthermore, as the Multnomah County District Attorney noted in his order, “neither complaints nor lawsuits, both methods the public has of holding officers accountable, require that an officer be identified by name to initiate the process.”  Petition of Kessler,  MCDA PRP 20-24 (July 17, 2020) p. 2. If you are seeking this information to report what you believe is misconduct by a police officer, please know that you do not need an officer’s name to proceed.  If you have the PERNR number, you may use it to make a report to IPR or PPB IAD or simply provide the information that you have.
If you are no longer interested in these records and would like your payment refunded please let me know as soon as possible.
Tammi Weiss
PPB Records Supervisor
503-823-9751
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From: Portland Police Bureau

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RE: Police General Records Request of August 12, 2020 Reference # S144113-081220

Dear Tracy ,
The City received a Public Records Request from you on August 12, 2020 for the following: "To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Oregon Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

With the goal of accountability to the public served, we are seeking the current Portland Police Bureau Officer roster with the corresponding 5 & 7 digit assigned IDs.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Tracy Wells

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://www.muckrock.com/ Please be advised that your public records request is closed, due to lack of communication or payment from you.  The City requested a deposit on this request and has not received either payment or communication from you.  This request is now closed.  Please be advised that the City of Portland does not monitor requests that have been closed.  If you are still in need of these records, please log on to the City of Portland Public Records Request Center and re-submit your request. A $30 refund paper check will be issued. Please allow a few weeks for processing.
Sincerely,
Tammi Weiss
Public Records Supervisor (She/her) 503-823-9751 If you are having technical difficulties with the website, please contact the website administrator by phone or email.  (503) 823-6040 or prrhelp@portlandoregon.gov

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