Former VPD Chief cast aside in Portland

first_imgFormer Vancouver Police Chief Brian Martinek, an assistant chief with the Portland Police Bureau, will leave his post, the bureau announced Friday in a press release. He becomes the latest domino to fall in a series of moves following the ousting of Police Chief Rosie Sizer.Martinek left the Vancouver Police Department in 2006. He resigned over a stipulation that required him to live inside Vancouver’s city limits.Martinek had worked as Sizer’s assistant chief of operations. In addition to Martinek, new Portland Police Chief Mike Reese announced the departure of the current assistant chief for investigation and the director of the police professional standards division.“I extend my sincere appreciation to Assistant Chief Martinek, Assistant Chief (John) Eckhart and Director (Leslie) Stevens for their commitment and service to the Portland Police Bureau,” Reese said in the press release.Sizer was dismissed Wednesday following a break with Portland Mayor Sam Adams over the city’s budget and police bureau staffing. Martinek was hired by Sizer in 2006, shortly after he finished his four-year tenure in Vancouver. He will remain with the police bureau until July 1, helping the department transition under Reese, according to the release.Attempts to reach Martinek through the police bureau were unsuccessful. Anonymous reports surfaced Thursday that Martinek’s release would be among the first moves made by Reese.Earlier Friday, the new chief said changes to the bureau’s command staff were on the way as he worked to trim the budget without cutting officers.last_img

first_imgFormer Vancouver Police Chief Brian Martinek, an assistant chief with the Portland Police Bureau, will leave his post, the bureau announced Friday in a press release. He becomes the latest domino to fall in a series of moves following the ousting of Police Chief Rosie Sizer.Martinek left the Vancouver Police Department in 2006. He resigned over a stipulation that required him to live inside Vancouver’s city limits.Martinek had worked as Sizer’s assistant chief of operations. In addition to Martinek, new Portland Police Chief Mike Reese announced the departure of the current assistant chief for investigation and the director of the police professional standards division.“I extend my sincere appreciation to Assistant Chief Martinek, Assistant Chief (John) Eckhart and Director (Leslie) Stevens for their commitment and service to the Portland Police Bureau,” Reese said in the press release.Sizer was dismissed Wednesday following a break with Portland Mayor Sam Adams over the city’s budget and police bureau staffing. Martinek was hired by Sizer in 2006, shortly after he finished his four-year tenure in Vancouver. He will remain with the police bureau until July 1, helping the department transition under Reese, according to the release.Attempts to reach Martinek through the police bureau were unsuccessful. Anonymous reports surfaced Thursday that Martinek’s release would be among the first moves made by Reese.Earlier Friday, the new chief said changes to the bureau’s command staff were on the way as he worked to trim the budget without cutting officers.last_img

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