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Another Portland police officer arrested for DUII

Randy Vanderhoof is third officer charged this year

A third Portland police officer has been arrested for drunk driving this year.

Randy Vanderhoof was arrested at 7:08 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. He was off-duty and parked in his car sleeping when contacted by a deputy on Southeast Jennings Avenue and Highway 99E in Gladstone.

Vanderhoof was taken to the sheriff's office for processing after his arrest, then released with a citation to appear in court.

Vanderhoof is 19-year-veteran of the police bureau and was assigned to the K-9 unit. He has been placed in an off-street assignment in the Telephone Report Unit pending the ongoing Clackamas County investigation and Portland Police Bureau internal review process.

Three other Portland officers have been arrested for DUII in 2011. In response to the previous arrests Police Chief Michael Reese has directed the bureau's Personnel Division to study alcohol-related issues in other police departments as well as the general population.

Reese recently met with police chiefs of the Seattle and Vancouver, B.C., police departments to share crime trend information and personnel management, including alcohol-related issues among officers.

"We are holding people accountable for breaking the law and we expect our officers to make good decisions," Reese said. "At the same time, we realize that police work can create tremendous stress and a sense of isolation, which can lead to unhealthy coping mechanisms. We're working with the Portland Police Association and the Police Alcohol Recovery Team to ensure that officers have access to counseling services and treatment."

The bureau declined further comment on the arrest.