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Audit: Police Training Needs To Improve Impact on Officer Performance

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

 

Portland’s Police Training Division needs to improve how it evaluates the effect it has on officer performance, according to an audit released Tuesday by City Auditor Mary Hull Caballero.

Although the Training Division has improved by including staff trained curriculum development and program evaluation, Caballero said in the audit there is room for improvment in training, documentation and procedures.

The staff has yet to compete a full training cycle, but the audit says they appear to be on track to meet the requirements for a well-run training operation.  A total of 12 recommendations were outlined in the audit. 

Portland’s Training Division trains over 900 police officers, as well as maintaining training records reporting to the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training. Training is crucial to the safety of police officers, and the public, the audit notes. 

Police Chief Larry O’Dea responded to the audit's recommendations positively and the improvement of the Division. 

"They have already made significant changes in the way it develops, conducts and evaluates training. They have created timely curriculum to align with changes in the Bureau’s directives, especially in the area of use of force and less lethal force," Chief O'Dea said in his response letter. 
 

 

Related Slideshow: Oregon’s 50 Most Violent Cities

GoLocalPDX ranked Oregon's most violent cities based on the latest Federal Bureau of Investigation crime data from 2013. See if your city made the list. 

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#50 Molalla

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 1.328
Total Violent Crimes: 11
Population: 8,282

Murder: 0

Sexual Assault : 2

Robbery: 2

Aggravated Assaults: 7

Photo: Main Street in Molalla, via Wikimedia Commons 

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#49 Hillsboro

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents:  1.464
Total Violent Crimes: 141
Population: 96,313

Murder: 0

Sexual Assault: 29

Robbery: 55

Aggravated Assaults: 57

Interesting fact from the data: Hillsboro had a high number of larceny-theft cases last year, with 1,723 total cases. 

Photo: Hillsboro, via Wikimedia Commons 

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#48 Milwaukie

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 1.465
Total Violent Crimes: 30
Population: 20,480

Murder: 0

Sexual Assault: 5

Robbery: 5

Aggravated Assaults: 20

Photo: Milwaukie city hall, via Wikimedia Commons

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#47 Cornelius

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 1.472
Total Violent Crimes: 18
Population: 12,231

Murder: 0

Sexual Assault: 4

Robbery: 9

Aggravated Assaults: 5

Photo: Church on South Beech St. in Cornelius, via Wikimedia Commons

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#46 Gaston

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 1.504
Total Violent Crimes: 1
Population: 665

Murder: 0

Sexual Assault: 0

Robbery: 0

Aggravated Assaults: 1

Interesting fact from the data: Gaston only had 29 property crimes last year. 

Photo: Gaston, via Wikimedia Commons

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#45 Fairview

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 1.518
Total Violent Crimes: 14
Population: 9,225

Murder: 1

Sexual Assault: 4

Robbery: 2

Aggravated Assaults: 7

Photo: Fairview Lake, via Wikimedia Commons

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#44 Rockaway Beach

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 1.523
Total Violent Crimes: 2
Population: 1,313

Murder: 0

Sexual Assault: 0

Robbery: 0

Aggravated Assaults: 2

Interesting fact from the data: Rockaway Beach had no motor vehicle thefts last year. 

Photo: Rockaway Beach, via Wikimedia Commons

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#43 Aumsville

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 1.605
Total Violent Crimes: 6
Population: 3,738

Murder: 0

Sexual Assault: 0

Robbery: 1

Aggravated Assaults: 5

Photo: Aumsville, via waymarking.com

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#42 Ashland

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 1.613
Total Violent Crimes: 33
Population: 20,455

Murder: 0

Sexual Assault: 5

Robbery: 7

Aggravated Assaults: 21 

Photo Credit: The Plaza in Ashland, via Wikimedia Commons 

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#41 Springfield

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 1.633
Total Violent Crimes: 98
Population: 60,024

Murder: 2

Sexual Assault: 14

Robbery: 32

Aggravated Assaults: 50

Interesting fact from the data:  There were 25 arson cases in Springfield last year. 

Photo: Gateway Mall in Springfield

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#40 Scappose

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 1.647
Total Violent Crimes: 11
Population: 6,677

Murder: 0

Sexual Assault: 0

Robbery: 1

Aggravated Assaults: 10

Photo: The Peace Candle of Scappoose, via Wikimedia Commons

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#39 Keizer

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 1.648
Total Violent Crimes: 61
Population: 37,018

Murder: 0

Sexual Assault: 8

Robbery: 7

Aggravated Assaults: 46

Photo: Keizer, via Wikimedia Commons 

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#38 Cottage Grove

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 1.838
Total Violent Crimes: 18
Population: 9795

Murder: 1

Sexual Assault: 0

Robbery: 5

Aggravated Assaults: 12

Photo: Cottage Grove historic district, via Wikimedia Commons 

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#37 Umatilla

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 1.847
Total Violent Crimes: 13
Population: 7,040

Murder: 0

Sexual Assault: 2

Robbery: 0

Aggravated Assaults: 11

Photo: Umatilla Marina, via Wikimedia Commons 

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#36 Central Point

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 1.887
Total Violent Crimes: 33
Population: 17,485

Murder: 0

Sexual Assault: 5

Robbery: 4

Aggravated Assaults: 24

Photo: Central Point, via Wikimedia Commons

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#35 Lebanon

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 1.898
Total Violent Crimes: 30
Population: 15,810

Murder: 0

Sexual Assault: 2

Robbery: 11

Aggravated Assaults: 17

Interesting fact from the data: Lebanon had 530 larceny-theft cases last year, almost five times more than their total burglary cases. 

Photo: College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest in Lebanon, via Wikimedia Commons 

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#34 Phoenix

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 1.957
Total Violent Crimes: 9
Population: 4,600

Murder: 0

Sexual Assault: 2

Robbery: 3

Aggravated Assaults: 4

Photo: Phoenix welcome sign, via City-Data.com

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#33 Gladstone

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 1.966
Total Violent Crimes: 23
Population: 11,699

Murder: 1

Sexual Assault: 5

Robbery: 1

Aggravated Assaults: 16

Photo: 82nd Dr. Pedestrian Bridge in Gladstone, via Wikimedia Commons

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#32 Carlton

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 1.978
Total Violent Crimes: 4
Population: 2,022

Murder: 0

Sexual Assault: 3

Robbery: 0

Aggravated Assaults: 1

Interesting fact from the data: Carlton had no cases of arson or motor vehicle theft last year.

Photo: Main Street in Carlton, via Wikimedia Commons

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#31 Tillamook

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 2.028
Total Violent Crimes: 10
Population: 4,932

Murder: 0

Sexual Assault: 1

Robbery: 4

Aggravated Assaults: 5

Photo: Tillamook Creamery via Wikimedia Commons

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#30 McMinnville

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 2.083
Total Violent Crimes: 68
Population: 32,642

Murder: 1

Sexual Assault: 17

Robbery: 15

Aggravated Assaults: 35

Photo: Hotel Oregon in the Downtown Historic District

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#29 La Grande

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 2.148
Total Violent Crimes: 28
Population: 13,034

Murder: 0

Sexual Assault: 4

Robbery: 0

Aggravated Assaults: 24

Photo: Roesch Building in La Grande, via Wikimedia Commons

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# 28 Banks

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 2.148
Total Violent Crimes: 4
Population: 1,862

Murder: 0

Sexual Assault: 0

Robbery: 0

Aggravated Assaults: 4

Interesting fact from the data: Banks only recorded 26 property thefts last year.

Photo: Oregon route 47 in Banks, via Wikimedia Commons

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#27 Bend

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 2.277
Total Violent Crimes: 182
Population: 79,926

Murder: 1

Sexual Assault: 21

Robbery: 22

Aggravated Assaults: 138

Photo: Farewell Bend Park, via Wikimedia Commons

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#26 Mount Angel

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 2.349
Total Violent Crimes: 8
Population: 3,405

Murder: 0

Sexual Assault: 1

Robbery: 1

Aggravated Assaults: 6

Photo: Mt. Angel, via Wikimedia Commons

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#25 Boardman

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 2.375
Total Violent Crimes: 8
Population: 3,369

Murder: 0

Sexual Assault: 3

Robbery: 0

Aggravated Assaults: 5

Interesting fact from the data: Boardman only had four motor vehicle thefts last year. 

Photo: Boardman Chamber of Commerce and water tower, via Wikimedia Commons 

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#24 Eugene

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 2.536
Total Violent Crimes: 402
Population: 158,499

Murder: 0

Sexual Assault: 68

Robbery: 195

Aggravated Assaults: 139

Interesting fact from the data: Eugene had 55 arson cases last year.

Photo: University of Oregon in Eugene 

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#23 Prineville

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 2.620
Total Violent Crimes: 24
Population: 9,1661

Murder: 0

Sexual Assault: 1

Robbery: 1

Aggravated Assaults: 22

Photo: Crook County Courthouse in Prineville, via Wikimedia Commons

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#22 Eagle Point

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 2.768
Total Violent Crimes: 24
Population: 8,669

Murder: 0

Sexual Assault: 4

Robbery: 8

Aggravated Assaults: 12

Photo: Snowy Butte Flour Mill in Eagle Point, via Wikimedia Commons

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#21 Dallas

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 2.770
Total Violent Crimes: 41
Population: 14,803

Murder: 0

Sexual Assault: 6

Robbery: 4

Aggravated Assaults: 31

Photo: Dallas High School, via Wikimedia Commons

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#20 Baker City

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 2.795
Total Violent Crime: 27
Population: 9,600

Murder: 0

Sexual Assault: 1

Robbery: 2

Aggravated Assaults: 24

Photo: Main Street in Baker City, via Wikimedia Commons 

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#19 Stayton

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 2.974
Total Violent Crimes: 23
Population: 7,733

Murder: 0

Sexual Assault: 3

Robbery: 5

Aggravated Assaults: 15

Photo: Lourdes school and church in Stayton, via Wikimedia Commons

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#18 Grants Pass

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 3.155
Total Violent Crimes: 110
Population: 34,865

Murder: 1

Sexual Assault: 11

Robbery: 35

Aggravated Assaults: 63

Photo: Grants Pass, via Wikimedia Commons

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#17 Pendleton

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 3.195
Total Violent Crime: 54
Population: 16,902

Murder: 0

Sexual Assault: 15

Robbery: 13

Aggravated Assaults: 26

Photo: Main Street in Pendleton, via Wikimedia Commons 

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#16 Redmond

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 3.204
Total Violent Crimes: 87
Population: 27,153

Murder: 0

Sexual Assault: 11

Robbery: 15

Aggravated Assaults: 61

Photo: Highway 97 in Redmond, via Wikimedia Commons

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#15 Salem

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 3.286
Total Violent Crimes: 520 
Population: 158,234 

Murder: 7

Sexual Assault: 47

Robbery: 138

Aggravated Assaults: 328

Interesting fact from the data: Salem had 5,143 larceny-thefts last year. 

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#14 Woodburn

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 3.380
Total Violent Crimes: 82
Population: 24,263

Murder: 1

Sexual Assault: 7

Robbery: 28

Aggravated Assaults: 46 

Photo: Woodburn, via Wikimedia Commons 

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#13 Forest Grove

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 3.417
Total Violent Crimes: 76
Population: 22,239

Murder: 0

Sexual Assault: 12

Robbery: 12

Aggravated Assaults: 52

Photo: Pacific Ave. in downtown Forest Grove, via Wikimedia Commons

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#12 Astoria

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 3.458
Total Violent Crime: 33
Population: 9,543

Murder: 0

Sexual Assault: 3

Robbery: 1

Aggravated Assaults: 29

Photo: Astoria and the Astoria–Megler Bridge, via Wikimedia Commons

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#11 Klamath Falls

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 3.612
Total Violent Crime: 76
Population: 21,043

Murder: 2

Sexual Assault: 11

Robbery: 24

Aggravated Assaults: 39

Photo: Upper Klamath Lake Canoe Trail, via Wikimedia Commons

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#10 Coos Bay

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 3.794
Total Violent Crimes: 60
Population: 15,816

Murder: 1

Sexual Assault: 3

Robbery: 6

Aggravated Assaults: 50

Photo: Cape Arago Overlook in Coos Bay, via Wikimedia Commons 

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#9 Gervais

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 3.887
Total Violent Crimes: 10
Population: 2,573

Murder: 0

Sexual Assault: 0

Robbery: 1

Aggravated Assaults: 9

Photo: Fourth Street in downtown Gervais, via Wikimedia Commons

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#8 Lincoln City

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 4.263
Total Violent Crimes: 34
Population: 7,976

Murder: 0

Sexual Assault: 1

Robbery: 10

Aggravated Assaults: 23

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#7 Lakeview

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 4.440
Total Violent Crimes: 10
Population: 2,252

Murder: 0

Sexual Assault: 1

Robbery: 1

Aggravated Assaults: 8

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#6 Newport

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 4.587
Total Violent Crimes: 46
Population: 10,029

Murder: 0

Sexual Assault:

Robbery: 3

Aggravated Assaults: 34

Photo: Harbor in Yaquina Bay, Newport, via Wikimedia Commons

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#5 Toledo

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 4.623
Total Violent Crimes: 16 
Population: 3,461

Murder: 1

Sexual Assault: 2

Robbery: 2

Aggravated Assaults: 11

Photo: Toledo city hall, via Wikimedia Commons 

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#4 Portland

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 4.828
Total Violent Crimes: 2,941
Population: 609,136

Murder: 14

Sexual Assault: 234

Robbery: 917

Aggravated Assaults: 1,776

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#3 Gresham

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 5.556
Total Violent Crimes: 611
Population: 109,965

Murder: 5

Sexual Assault: 52

Robbery: 275

Aggravated Assaults: 279 

Photo: Civic Drive Max Station in Gresham, via Wikimedia Commons

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#2 Ontario

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 5.872
Total Violent Crimes: 65
Population: 11,069

Murder: 1

Sexual Assault: 7

Robbery: 12

Aggravated Assaults: 45

Photo: Downtown Ontario, via Wikimedia Commons

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#1 Medford

Violent Crime Per Capita per 1,000 residents: 6.227
Total Violent Crimes: 483
Population: 76,949

Murder: 1

Sexual Assault: 37

Robbery: 99

Aggravated Assaults: 346

Interesting fact from the data: Medford had 4,813 property crimes in 2013, more than Gresham, a city with 30,000 more people in it.

 
 

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