Copwatch - a project of Peace and Justice Works


Site Navigation

About us
People's Police Report
Shootings & deaths
Cool links
Other Information
Contact info


Change in Seeking Police Psychologist...
Will It Change Who Gets the Job?

For the third time in two years, the City of Portland has gone back to the drawing board to figure out how to create a more inclusive panel of psychologists to screen potential officer candidates (PPRs #56 & 58). After Portland Copwatch and the Albina Ministerial Alliance (AMA) Coalition for Justice and Police Reform criticized the City for repeatedly extending their contract with Dr. David Corey, a white man who lives in Lake Oswego, the contract was eventually split into two parts when it was posted in June. One piece involves the screening of potential candidates, while the other involves the "fitness for duty" exams for cops wishing to come back after some kind of stress leave (including, we think, deadly force incidents, which require at least two visits to a psychologist).

At PPR deadline, it was unclear whether the City's effort-- which was framed as a "Request for Resumes" rather than the normal "Request for Proposals" to cast a wider net-- actually drew in a more diverse set of applicants. In 2012, only one other person applied, then Corey was given the contract.

  People's Police Report

September, 2013
Also in PPR #60

Record-Setting Settlement
  Use of Force Levels Off

Judge to Rule on Use of Force
  As Police Union Stalls

20 Years of PPR!
Law Enforcement Spying
Oversight Board Hears Two Cases
  on Profiling

City Stomps Protest for Houseless
Police Psychologist Applicant
  Process Altered

Force, Bad Service Cost City $80K
Police Shootings Around Oregon
Cops Target African Americans
Oregon Police Involved in Crimes
Quick Flashes
  • Cops Still Riding Horses
  • No Misconduct Observed at Mayday
  • Court Allows More Searches
  • Union Negotiations
Rapping Back #60

Portland Copwatch
PO Box 42456
Portland, OR 97242
(503) 236-3065/ Incident Report Line (503) 321-5120
e-mail: copwatch@portlandcopwatch.org

Portland Copwatch is a grassroots, volunteer organization promoting police accountability through citizen action.

People's Police Report #60 Table of Contents
Back to Portland Copwatch home page
Peace and Justice Works home page
Back to top