The City of Portland, Oregon has lost 115 police officers since July 2020. 74 retired and 41 resigned.
The situation for police officers in Portland is so bad that nearby Spokane, Washington is advertising for cops in Portland in a very public billboard campaign.
And police officers are roasting city officials in their exit interviews.
One officer left this for city officials to stew over as he walked out the door, “The community shows zero support. The city council are raging idiots, in addition to being stupid. Additionally, the mayor and council ignore actual facts on crime and policing in favor of radical leftist and anarchists fantasy.”
Oregon Live reported:
They mocked city leaders.
They bemoaned the lack of true community-based policing.
And they were all Portland officers and supervisors who chose to leave the state’s largest police force in the last year.
In 31 exit interview statements, the employees who turned in their badges or retired were brutally frank about their reasons for getting out.
“The community shows zero support. The city council are raging idiots, in addition to being stupid. Additionally, the mayor and council ignore actual facts on crime and policing in favor of radical leftist and anarchists fantasy. What’s worse is ppb command (lt. and above) is arrogantly incompetent and cowardly,” one retiring detective wrote.
“The only differences between the Titanic and PPB?” he continued. “Deck chairs and a band.”
Since July 1, 115 officers have left the Police Bureau, including 74 who retired and 41 who resigned. Two more will resign by the end of this month and one more is retiring. They make up one of the biggest waves of departures in recent memory.
After 115 Portland Police officers have resigned/ retired since July 2020 & 3 more set to resign/ retire this month. Spokane County Police Department in Washington has recently purchased 2 billboards in the Portland area, informing residents that they are hiring. #Portland #PDX pic.twitter.com/ZlMnMdMz6p
— Independent Media PDX (@NDpendentPDX) April 4, 2021