Business leaders mobilizing citizens to reduce crime, improve civility and strengthen communities.
Mike Reese, Interim Executive Director
Mike Reese joined the Citizens Crime Commission as the Interim Executive Director in January 2016. As the Interim Executive Director, he will provide leadership for the organization until a permanent executive director is selected.
Mike continues the good work of the Commission in the fight against crime by mobilizing businesses, citizens, government officials, criminal justice partners and lawmakers to make Oregon’s state and local criminal justice system effective, accountable and efficient. Mike is the primary face of the commission to the community and is active in several civic organizations. He is on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Portland, is a member of the Local Public Safety Coordinating Council Executive Committee, and chairs the Multnomah County Justice Reinvestment steering committee.
Mike spent 25 years in law enforcement, retiring as the Chief of the Portland Police Bureau in 2015. He began his career as a Deputy Sheriff with the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office in 1989 where he served on the acclaimed Safety Action Team. Mike was transferred to the Portland Police Bureau as part of the annexations of east Portland in 1994.
Mike rose through the ranks of the Police Bureau serving as a sergeant, lieutenant, captain and precinct commander. In 2010, he was appointed Chief of Police and during his tenure focused on four key initiatives:
Keeping Portland safe from crime and the fear of crime.
Building and maintaining community trust.
Creating a positive work environment.
Fiscally responsible stewardship of the public’s resources.
Mike is excited to work with the Citizens Crime Commission as it strategically focuses on evidence-based practices and policies that reduce crime, improve civility and strengthen communities.
ON PATROL: CHIEF REESE – 2011
COMMUNITY POLICING & LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING – 2013