Portland Police Bureau swears in new police chief, Danielle Outlaw

Danielle Outlaw was sworn in as the 48th police chief of the Portland Police Bureau on October 2, 2017. Photo courtesy Portland Police Bureau 

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Portland Police Bureau swore in its new police chief Monday morning.

Danielle Outlaw is the 48th police chief since 1870 when the Metropolitan Police Department was formed.

Mayor Ted Wheeler selected Outlaw as police chief in August, following a national search.

Outlaw is the third woman to be police chief in Portland and the first African American woman to hold the position.

Outlaw is coming to Portland form Oakland, Calif. Where she’s served for 19 years at the Oakland Police Department.

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