Portland police officers at a protest at Chapman Square Park in downtown Portland, Oregon, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018.

Portland police officers at a protest at Chapman Square Park in downtown Portland, Oregon, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018.

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  • Applications at police departments nationwide have decreased in recent years. The Cadets program at the Portland Police Bureau aims to teach students more about career paths in law enforcement. We talk with two women in the program about their experiences and their thoughts on the future of law enforcement.

 

  

  • The latest issue of Street Roots features a proposal they’re calling “Portland Street Response.” The newspaper focused on homelessness basically lays out a plan to create an alternative to law enforcement for crisis intervention and nuisance calls. We’ll hear from Street Roots executive director Kaia Sand and Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty about the plan and what it would take to actually implement it.

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