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Stay Informed - Stay Safe
For timely information regarding developing incidents including weather related issues:
- Local television
- National Weather Service
- Portland Police Department Facebook Page
- Ionia County Central Dispatch E911 Facebook Page
The City of Portland is accepting applications for a full-time Police Officer position.
Although there is a Police Officer on duty around the clock, the department currently does not have a dedicated staff member at the department.
If you should arrive at the Police Department and need to see a Police Officer, please use the call box located in the front of the building. This will connect you to a dispatcher who will be able to have an Officer respond to the department to assist you.
The Portland Police Department was established in 1869. At that time, the department consisted of only the Chief. Today the department has 6 full-time officers who serve a population of approximately 4,000 with a patrol area spanning just less than 3 square miles.
The jurisdiction includes both the scenic Grand River and Looking Glass Rivers which come together within the city. This unique feature has dubbed Portland to be known as "The City of Two Rivers".
As a department, we understand that our success is dependent upon our ability to work with the community at large.
Police Officers are encouraged to make routine contacts with all members of the public including: