Portland police to wear helmets with 3-digit identification

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Police Bureau will make it easier to identify officers during crowd control events like protests in response to public feedback. KOIN reports the bureau will assign each officer a three-digit number that will be displayed on their helmets during events. Officers currently wear lengthy personnel numbers instead of name tags, which can be difficult for people to see or remember. The agency did not report any new arrests early Saturday due to overnight activities. Work on the three-digit number system for officer helmets is underway. The PPB said the project will be finished by Nov. 15.