The City of Portland Police Bureau intends to engage the public in community policing to work with residents to reduce crime as well as reduce the fear of crime. Crime Prevention staff from the Office of Neighborhood Involvement work closely with residents and neighborhood associations to engage neighbors in the prevention and solutions to crime activity in their neighborhoods.
Crime Prevention Staff in NPNS
Mary Tompkins, 503-823-4764, Kenton, Arbor Lodge, Overlook, Piedmont, Bridgeton, and East Columbia
Meg Juarez, 503-823-4098, St. John’s, Cathedral Park, University Park, Portsmouth, and Hayden Island
Public Safety Action Committee
The fourth Wednesday (most months), NPNS district crime prevention staff and the North Precinct Police Bureau command staff meet with residents at the Historic Kenton Firehouse. Residents with concerns about crime, prevention of crime, or community policing are encouraged to attend.
Independent Police Review
The independent elected City of Portland Auditor’s Independent Police Review division provides impartial oversight of police conduct, practices, and policies to increase accountability and public trust. 503.823.0146.
National Night Out
National Night Out promotes crime prevention in neighborhoods the first Tuesday in August. When neighbors gather and know one another, it sends a message to criminals that the neighborhood is strong, organized and people care what happens.