Rotary Lunch Speaker: Mike Krantz, Bend Chief of Police

On Tuesday, December 1, 2020, our lunch speaker will be Bend Chief of Police Mike Krantz.

Krantz started his service here in Bend on August 10, 2020. Krantz is a 27-year veteran of the Portland Police Bureau. He served as the bureau’s Assistant Chief of the Services Branch and was responsible for the business operations of the largest police department in the State of Oregon.


As a captain in Portland, he built the bureau’s Office of Community Engagement to support the development of ongoing relationships and trust with the greater Portland community. Krantz also managed the development and implementation of the bureau’s Racial Equity Plan, focused on addressing the root causes of inequities within the bureau and with community access to the bureau. Additionally, he has served in strategic services, criminal intelligence, rapid response and training capacities, exhibiting a well-rounded set of skills and experience.

Krantz holds a bachelor’s degree in public policy and administration from Western Oregon University, is a graduate from the Police Executive Research Forum Senior Management Institute for Police, and holds an executive certificate from the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.

This meeting will be all-virtual. Join the Zoom Meeting here:

You can also call in to the meeting at (669) 900-9128 and enter meeting ID: 944 6074 6972.

We will record the presentation for others who aren’t able to attend at noon.

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