Portland police union calls for 840 more officers

Portland police officers on patrol.

The Portland Police Association said in the next five years, the Portland Police Bureau will need to hire 840 additional officers. That's more than the entire number of sworn members the bureau currently has on staff.

The association, which serves as the union for most bureau employees, released what it calls its "5-Year Vision for the Portland Police Bureau" on Thursday, Oct. 7. The association said it came up with the plan after hearing from community members and elected officials who are frustrated with the lack of a clean plan for public safety in the city.