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dragonspider
09-14-04, 06:17 PM
Since they changed the time slot for World's Wildest Police Videos from 1900 to 1800 on DirecTv, I can't watch them anymore, but often found myself wondering.... Who the heck is this Capt. C.W. Jensen clown.

He's constantly interrupting to blab about the most obvious situations. I never was able to make out any of the lettering on his patches, and on a recent airing, he had a new creast with "POLICE DEPARTMENT" on it, but it didn't identify any police department. So I found myself wondering for the ten thousandth time, who the heck is this guy?

So... I looked it up. Looks like he might be one of Sheriff John Bunnell's side kicks from his days in Multnomah County, OR.

So, for all of you who were wondering where the heck they got this guy... Looks like he was/is the PIO for PPB. I saw mentioned somewhere that he might have even made Sheriff at one time or another.

Anyone know what's up with this guy today? I think his gig with World's Wildest Police Videos is over... I haven't seen a new episode of that in A LONG TIME!!


Ghost 1
09-14-04, 08:49 PM
Do you honestly believe that a real officer would have that funky lookin perm he wears? Makes me want to whistle and see if it jumps off his head. :rolleyes:

Post#83Chief
09-14-04, 09:29 PM
LOL!!! Was actually talking about that guy today. That show is crap, annoys the heck out of me and that Capt. Jensen, his horribly obvious statements are pathetic...


tylerdurdenblee
02-11-06, 01:47 AM
He was a real officer unlike john bunell. He shot and killed a robbery suspect and arrested many murderers. one guy got executed in america.

He was a hostage negotiator. and so i think his commentary is valid.

It was a TV show both he and buneell had to do what they were told.

but i googled jensen and he has killed bad guys so he is not a typical tv cop .

tylerdurdenblee
02-11-06, 02:00 AM
i live in oregon and just found this link. jensen is on Maury Povich cop shows
Captain C.W. Jensen is well known from around here for doing police work and shooting people and being on TV. so he may have weird eyes but he is well known in portland and has done many dangerous things and is famous for his many arrests of bad people.

the Tv thing is just made up i think. he was the police spokesman and always covered the bad crimes in town. i think that is why he was picked to do the cop show.

mxwelch
02-11-06, 02:04 AM
Captain C.W. Jensen is well known from around here for doing police work and shooting people and being on TV.
BWHAHAHAHA!!! That would make him famous in my book. :D

metallicat
02-11-06, 12:36 PM
He was a real officer unlike john bunell. He shot and killed a robbery suspect and arrested many murderers. one guy got executed in america.

He was a hostage negotiator. and so i think his commentary is valid.

It was a TV show both he and buneell had to do what they were told.

but i googled jensen and he has killed bad guys so he is not a typical tv cop .
Two points. First, I've seen Bunnell on COPS, so was that a fake as well?

And second, John Bunnell was here at RP once. Some may remember him. ;)

Stan Switek
02-11-06, 01:32 PM
The captain is a master of stating the obvious. Here is some public information on the captain:

CW Jensen Fired Over $150

Former Portland Police Captain CW Jensen was fired after a long process of review regarding allegations that he asked to be reimbursed about $150 for meals he never purchased back in 1999. Jensen, who became a news reporter for NBC affiliate KGW-TV (8) while on "stress-related" disability leave, applied to return to his job last fall (see PPR #31). However, as the final decision about his fate was being determined, he filed another disability claim on February 24, indicating he may not be fit to return to the Bureau.

Although Mayor Katz herself approved the firing, which was proposed by Assistant Chief Stan Grubbs (since Chief Foxworth is a friend of Jensen's), Jensen is appealing the decision (Portland Tribune March 16). http://www.portlandcopwatch.org/PPR32/updates32.html

The Man Behind the Chief

BY NICK BUDNICK | nbudnick

C.W. Jensen
The news last week that Mayor Vera Katz has proposed firing prominent police Capt. C.W. Jensen was surprising to some observers--but less so when you look at who made the call: Assistant Chief Stan Grubbs.

Jensen went out on disability four years ago, citing post-traumatic stress disorder and alcoholism due to an earlier shooting. His departure halted an investigation relating to a claim for reimbursement for meals which had already been paid for by someone else. He spent two years as KGW-TV crime reporter before deciding to attempt to return to the bureau--thus restarting the probe.

Usually police chiefs rule over disciplinary matters, but Derrick Foxworth begged off given his friendship with Jensen (Jensen was a member of Foxworth's wedding party) and handed the job to Grubbs, his former patrol partner and current right-hand man.

In terms of personality, Jensen and Grubbs could not be more different. Jensen is a gregarious glad-hander who was a commentator on the "World's Scariest Police Chases" and "Police Videos" on Fox from 1997 to 2001.

Grubbs, meanwhile, is viewed as a workaholic loner whose social skills are not his strong point. More importantly, Grubbs is a stickler whose ethics have become the stuff of bureau legend. The story goes like this: About 20 years ago, when he was a rookie working in North Precinct, his fellow cops used to throw coins in the back seat of his patrol car when he wasn't around. Then they'd watch from afar as he crawled around in the back seat at the end of his shift and gathered up the coins to turn in--painstakingly filling out the requisite "found property" report each time.
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According to a source who participated, the pranksters started out with quarters, then decreased the currency. "I think we got him down to under five pennies," an officer told WW. "It was pretty funny. Most cops would have thrown them away or left them there."

Later, as Southeast Precinct commander, Grubbs was known for writing up his expectations for subordinates--a contract of sorts--then calling them in and making them sign it.

While many cops appreciated his no-BS focus on accountability, others did not. More than a year ago, the Portland Police Association presented then-chief Mark Kroeker with several complaints from Southeast Precinct cops portraying Grubbs as a rude and arbitrary micromanager.

Today, cops say that as assistant chief, Grubbs is already shaking up the bureau--for instance, sending back reports for grammatical corrections, and going around to precincts to review record-keeping. "They've got people scared," says one cop. "These two guys read everything." http://www.wweek.com/editorial/3003/4542/

And then, as if that weren't enough, she fires police Capt. C.W. Jensen over a $150 expense-account discrepancy. Talk about bonehead moves.
Police sources say that in their appeal, Jensen's lawyers are prepared to bring up a sizable list of other police officers who were allowed to skate for considerably more serious offenses. Included on the list is current Chief Derrick Foxworth, who back in 1997 got caught making $1,700 in unauthorized cell phone calls. http://www.portlandtribune.com/archview.cgi?id=23508


http://www.pearlrealestate.com/company/sales.php?&

CW Jensen

Email: cwjensen@pearlrealestate.com
Fax 503.224.2255

C.W. Jensen knows Portland's streets better than most people. He spent more than 20 years with the Portland Police Bureau, retiring as a Captain. He then went to work as a news reporter for the number one television station in the city, specializing in crime stories.

C.W. remembers when the Pearl District was anything but a gem. That was years ago when he drove his patrol car through what was an area full of neglected buildings and rutted streets. He is very proud of the way that city planners and developers, like his best friend Robert Ball, came together to turn the Pearl into the showplace it is today. Nestled between the trendy Nob Hill area and bustling downton, the Pearl is popular not just as a place to live, but as a spot to find great entertainment and dining opportunites.

After years of chasing people with a gun or a microphone, C.W. enjoys being able to slow down and carefully work with his clients to find the best real estate deals. He joined Pearl Real Estate in 2004.

Whether you're looking for a home or an investment; in the Pearl or throughout the Portland metro area, C.W. can help you find the perfect place.

http://www.kxl.com/ardisplay.aspx?SecID=1&ID=41840
CW Jensen
Crime Specialist - Wednesdays at 5:20 and 7:20am

Retired Captain C.W. Jensen spent more than two decades with the Portland Police Bureau. C.W. spent time working as a hostage negotiator, homicide detective and appropriately, the departments public information officer.

He has appeared on a number of local and national televison shows as a police expert and now brings that knowledge to KXL.

http://communique.portland.or.us/03/11/the_strange_world_of_police_discipline
November 15, 2003
The Strange World Of Police Discipline

Today's Oregonian includes a curious article about the recommendation that a captain in the Portland Police Bureau be fired:

Portland Assistant Chief Stan Grubbs has proposed firing Capt. C.W. Jensen for seeking as much as $150 in reimbursements for meal expenses that he did not incur on a business trip and for directing a subordinate to do the same.

Why is this curious? Well, as the paper has it:

Some in the Police Bureau said they were surprised by the severity of the discipline. They wondered how Jensen could be fired, when Scott McCollister, who shot and killed an unarmed black woman, was suspended for 51/2 months.

This is, indeed, the first thing that occurred to me. But not in and of itself. As reported here in September, a letter written by then-Chief Mark Kroeker detailing the reasons for his suspension of McCollister in essence concluded that nearly every single decision made by McCollister during that incident was wrong.

In other words, looking at the continuity (or lack thereof), an officer can make a string of utterly wrong decisions which lead to someone's death, and merely be suspended. But another officer can stiff the City on the costs of meals and potentially be fired.

Hopefully, I'll be forgiven for wondering how this makes any sort of consistent sense

Dalice
02-11-06, 02:21 PM
Nice Post, also I thought Sheriff Bunnell was a supervisor for an SO up in Oregan?? I know I've seen him on COPS before too.

Stan Switek
02-11-06, 02:49 PM
Sheriff John Bunnell was elected sheriff and has since retired..

Robb
02-11-06, 04:48 PM
When I was looking for videos on Google Video I found a video making a spoof of World's Wildest Police Videos, and John Bunnell, I couldnt find the google link but I did find it on other site..

http://www.budster.net/linkpages/sjb.htm

The movie isnt exactly Pro-Police during the whole thing, but the part with John Bunnell just make me crack up. (beginning is some stupid fake ads just ignore it)

RO56
02-11-06, 05:11 PM
Since they changed the time slot for World's Wildest Police Videos from 1900 to 1800 on DirecTv, I can't watch them anymoreOne word: TiVo.

Figgy
02-11-06, 06:59 PM
i live in oregon and just found this link. jensen is on Maury Povich cop shows
Captain C.W. Jensen is well known from around here for doing police work and shooting people and being on TV. so he may have weird eyes but he is well known in portland and has done many dangerous things and is famous for his many arrests of bad people.

the Tv thing is just made up i think. he was the police spokesman and always covered the bad crimes in town. i think that is why he was picked to do the cop show.

Captain Jensen? Is that you?