Police chief increases community engagement division

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — About six weeks into his job as Portland’s police chief, Chuck Lovell has decided to boost the Police Bureau’s Community Engagement Division. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports it will have a captain overseeing one sergeant and five officers starting in August. Lovell previously worked as the captain of community engagement and had one officer in the approximately 950-member force. Lovell said Thursday he hopes the additional officers will allow for a “more robust capability to connect with the community.”