Both Reese and Turner have been with the force a long time (Reese for 16 years and Turner for 19). Before he started patrolling in Portland, Reese was a deputy in the Multnomah County Sheriff’s office, a job he took after working as a counselor and program manager for area chapters of the Boys & Girls Club. He told the Oregonian he would like to see police training transition away from a “fear-based model” to one based on “competancy and confidence.” Turner originally hails from Newark, New Jersey and has worked in the Portland police vice unit.
What questions do you have for these new leaders? What experiences have you had with police — in Portland or elsewhere? What do you hope the new chief and union president will change about how Portland police operate? What should stay the same?
- Daryl Turner: President of the Portland Police Association
- Mike Reese: Chief of Police for the Portland Police Bureau