Mayor Sam Adams and Police Chief Mike Reese have released a revised budget that reinstates the programs originally slated for destruction under then-chief Rosie Sizer.
"This is a problem-solving budget from a can-do police chief, a new approach that saves the sworn officer positions," said Mayor Adams in reference to new Police Chief Mike Reese's revised Police Bureau budget.
The new budget restores funding for Mounted Patrol, 25 sworn officer positions, Cold Case Unit and the school resources officer program. Reese found savings in reducing administration and overheard costs, and previous cuts to sworn personnel. A $100,000 private-sector donation also helped shore up funding.
"This budget is about protecting the operational integrity of the Portland Police Bureau," Reese said in a statement. "Units like Mounted Patrol and Cold Case are what Portlanders want and expect out of their police bureau, and our priority is keeping officers – newly hired and veterans alike – on the streets as peacekeepers."