Danielle Outlaw

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Danielle Outlaw (born c. 1975)[1][2][3] serves as chief of police for the Portland Police Bureau, in the U.S. state of Oregon. She is the first African American woman to head the bureau,[1] and was appointed by mayor Ted Wheeler in 2017.[4] Outlaw previously worked for the Oakland Police Department, where she served as deputy chief since 2013.[5][3]

Early life and career[edit]

Outlaw's father and mother worked with the California Department of Transportation and AT&T, respectively. She attended the Holy Names High School in Oakland, California.[3] Outlaw became a police cadet, then graduated from the University of San Francisco with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology, followed by a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University. She then joined the Oakland Police Department.[6] Outlaw started as a patrol officer, and was eventually promoted to deputy chief in 2013.[3][7] She was the Oakland bureau's second woman to serve as deputy chief.[4][6]

Outlaw began serving as chief of police for the Portland Police Bureau in 2017.[8][9][10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Bernstein, Maxine (October 3, 2017). "New Police Chief Danielle Outlaw: Portland offers 'ability to be bold'". The Oregonian. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  2. ^ Lopez, Robert (March 11, 2015). "Chief finalist: Residents need to have a voice". News & Record. Greensboro, North Carolina. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d Templeton, Amelia (October 4, 2017). "Portland's New Police Chief, Danielle Outlaw, Is Tough, Ambitious — And Inked". Oregon Public Broadcasting. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Shepherd, Katie (August 7, 2017). "Danielle Outlaw Will Become the First Black Woman to Be Portland Police Chief". Willamette Week. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  5. ^ Bernstein, Maxine (August 8, 2017). "Portland mayor selects first African American woman to be next chief of police". The Oregonian. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  6. ^ a b Debolt, David (August 7, 2017). "Oakland deputy police chief named Portland's new top cop". East Bay Times. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  7. ^ Shepherd, Katie (August 10, 2017). "Future Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw Recently Defended an Agreement Between Oakland Police and ICE". Willamette Week. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  8. ^ Dubois, Steven (August 10, 2017). "Outlaw introduced as next Portland police chief". KGW. Associated Press. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  9. ^ "Portland Police Bureau swears in new police chief, Danielle Outlaw". KATU. October 2, 2017. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  10. ^ Portland Police Bureau (October 2, 2017). "Danielle Outlaw Sworn in as Chief of Police". The Skanner. Retrieved October 11, 2017.

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