The union representing rank-and-file Portland police is calling on Mayor Ted Wheeler to keep Chief Mike Marshman and not conduct a national search for the next chief as he promised during his campaign.
The Portland Police Association released the results of a membership survey Thursday afternoon that found the vast majority support keeping Marshman and oppose the national search that is underway.
“When it’s clear that Chief Marshman is more than qualified for the position and has the overwhelming support of his rank-and-file employees, a national search for a police chief is a misguided endeavor,” said union president Daryl Turner.
The release also said Wheeler did not consult with the union before the city launched the national search that is currently underway.
Read more at the Portland Tribune.