Danielle Outlaw who is currently the deputy police chief in Oakland, has been declared the next Portland police chief by Ted Wheeler, the Mayor of Portland,United S3tates.
Wheeler chose Outlaw to replace Chief Mike Marshman, who held the position since June 2016. This announcement was made on Tuesday, August 8 2017 by KGWNews.
BREAKING: Mayor @tedwheeler names Oakland Deputy Chief Danielle Outlaw next @PortlandPolice chief pic.twitter.com/emc4qZFWPp
— KGW News (@KGWNews) August 7, 2017
She will become the first black woman to serve as police chief in Portland history when she resumes office no later than Oct. 2.
Wheeler said, “I have concrete goals for the Portland Police Bureau, all of them challenging to achieve. I need a partner. I need a leader. More than that, I need someone with a passion for this work who will be in it for the long haul. Danielle Outlaw is that person.”
The 19 year veteran of the Oakland Police Department stood out the most amongst 33 candidates to attain this great milestone.
Outlaw recently spoke out and said, “My life’s passion is policing. I want to make a positive difference in the lives of my fellow officers and the residents of the community. Portland is an amazing city. I am humbled by the tremendous opportunity in front of me, and am ready to get to work.”
The Portland police department is experiencing multiple issues and Outlaw is hoping to get the job done.
This is yet another oustanding achieve from a young black woman,we wish her the best of luck in her new job.