Public Safety


Next Meeting: Thursday, August 3, 2017
7:00 pm
Multnomah Arts Center, Room 30
7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, Oregon 97219

The SWNI Public Safety Committee usually meets on the 1st Thursday of every month. 
Confirm scheduled meetings in the Southwest Neighborhoods Calendar.

Contact chair Carol Porto,
All meetings are open to the public. Everyone is welcome.

Quarterly Public Safety Action Committee Meetings

 Quarterly Public Safety Action Committee Meetings will be held in lieu of the Public Safety Committee Meetings in October, January and April.
All residents and businesses in SW Portland are invited.

The Southwest Neighborhoods Public Safety Committee (SNPSC)  has been around for years, providing members with valuable information about crime prevention and emergency preparedness.The agenda will reflect the crime-related concerns of community members in attendance and projects the group wants to pursue. 

The PSAC meeting is a great opportunity for community members to meet their neighborhood officers and Central Precinct command staff. It is a forum where community members, businesses, neighborhood associations, and the Central Precinct Portland Police come together to problem-solve issues in their neighborhoods. PSAC will start at 6:30pm,   with open houses 6-6:30pm to meet your local officers.

Contact , , 503-823-4257, Jenni Pullen is the neighborhood Crime Prevention Coordinator


Do you know what to do in the event of a disaster?   They say the BIG ONE is coming.......

Learn what you should have on hand, what you can do and how to survive by speaking with your local Neighborhood Emergency Team NET
PBEM maintains a list of NETs for all Portland's 95 Neighborhood Associations.
Find your neighborhood NET team  at:

 Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM) offers free NET training classes.
For information contact Jeremy VanKeuren, Program Manager.


Recent Presentation Materials

Take 5 To Survive Presentation Materials:

Jay Raskin's Presentation: Oregon Resilience Plan, Lessons for SW Portland
Video of Stan Houseman's full Take 5 to Survive Emergency Preparedness presentation on October 4th, 2016.
Video of guest speaker Stan Houseman's presentation on "Gas & Go" Emergency Preparedness demonstration & speech.
Multnomah County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) presentation by Bob Cady

Public Safety Links and Phone Numbers

Email or call the Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc office, (503) 823-4592