Recruiters

Officer Amy Bruner-Dehnert

Officer Amy Bruner-Dehnert is a native Oregonian and retired US Army veteran. 

Amy has been with the Portland Police Bureau for more than 12 years, and has worked as a patrol officer on Central night shift, the Neighborhood Response Team officer for downtown and as the Crisis Intervention Team Coordinator for the PPB Behavioral Health Unit.

Amy is a Z-Man Scholar Mentor as well as a member of the Oregon Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Council for Special Olympics. 

Amy graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business.

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Sergeant Chuck Lovell

Sergeant Chuck Lovell is native New Yorker and former member of the United States Air Force. 

Prior to joining the Portland Police Bureau, Chuck was a consultant to the South Korean Government.  He has been with the Police Bureau for 14 years, and has worked as a patrol officer, a School Resource Officer in the Youth Services Division and the Detective Division. 

Chuck is also a member of the Portland Police Bureau’s Crisis Negotiation Team.  He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Park University.

Officer John Romero

Officer John Romero has been a Police Officer with the Portland Police Bureau for 10 years, working as a patrol officer and most recently, as a School Resource Officer.

John grew up in Bakersfield, California, where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. He became a Social Worker, working with Pregnant and Parenting Teens, Juvenile Probation, as well as coached high school football and baseball.

John is a certified GREAT instructor, a Z-Man Scholar Mentor, and participates in Camp Rosenbaum’s Youth Summer Camps.