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Investigating Sexual Harassment in Law Enforcement and Nontraditional Fields for Women
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Triumph of Spirit: An Autobiography by Chief Penny Harrington
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Recruiting And Retaining Women: A Self-assessment Guide For Law Enforcement
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As Chief of Police of Portland Police Bureau (Oregon), Penny Harrington managed a budget of over $50 million and over 1,200 employees. As Chief of Police of Portland Police Bureau, Penny Harrington was also the Director of the Bureau of Emergency Communications (BOEC). BOEC is the 911-dispatch center for Multnomah County and dispatches police and emergency medical aid. In her retirement, Chief Penny Harrington is a consultant.

About the Portland Police Bureau

The Portland Police Bureau maintains five state-of-the-art precincts, with over 1,000 sworn personnel and 350 professional staff. They are the largest police agency in Oregon. A partial list of assignments within the Portland Police Bureau includes: Patrol; Neighborhood response team; School liaison officer; Bicycle patrol; Traffic enforcement; Horse patrol; Domestic violence investigation; Crime analyst; K9 unit;  Drug and vice investigations; Gang enforcement; Air support; Special Emergency Response Team (SERT); and, Explosive Disposal Unit (bomb squad).






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