Outlaw is the third woman, and first black woman, to become chief of police in Oregon’s largest city.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler hired Outlaw this summer following a national search. Wheeler said he and Outlaw are both dedicated to increasing diversity and embracing equity.
Outlaw was sworn in Monday by city auditor Mary Hull Caballero during a private ceremony at the Justice Center in downtown Portland.
Outlaw was most recently a deputy chief for the Oakland Police Department.