Public Safety


All meetings are open to the public. Everyone is welcome. The SWNI Public Safety Committee usually meets on the first Thursday of every month. Confirm scheduled meetings on the Southwest Neighborhoods calendar.

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Multnomah Arts Center, Room 30
7688 SW Capitol Hwy.

SWNI Public Safety Meetings are open to the public and individuals are welcome to ask questions and speak about any SW Portland Public Safety issues they may have. 

Meeting Materials and Information for March 2, 2017


Current Public Safety Committee Projects:

  • Emergency Preparedness awareness and training
  • PBOT Vision Zero "Slow Down" Paint the neighborhoods ORANGE campaign
  • Portland Police Bureau's WomenStrength class
  • CPR\AED class
  • Advocacy for stronger Seismic Building and Zoning Codes

Paint our neighborhoods with bright orange PBOT's Vision Zero signs. During the next few months while our neighborhood children are walking to school in poor visibility and dark conditions; wear brightly colored and reflective clothing as well as get "Slow Down" signs to remind drivers to drive slow and watch for pedestrians and bicyclists.  Download the "I Share The Road" document at the bottom of this page or click on this link to read more:  Neighborhood Vision  Zero signs or visit  PBOT's website to learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit:

Vision Zero sign with children & pedestrians


Pedestrians in dark without bright & reflective clothingPedestrians wearing reflective and brightly colored clothing

The difference between not wearing or wearing brightly colored and reflective clothing plus carrying flashlights may save your life.  


February 2, 2017:  Meeting Cancelled due to Winter Storm


January 5, 2017 Meeting Materials:

View meeting video on YouTube at this address:    (copy and paste in your browser) Be sure to fast forward to about 15  minutes into the meeting where Stan's presentation will start.
Meeting Agenda
Treasury Report
Minutes for December 1, 2016 - approved

At our January 5th meeting , Stan Houseman presented the full Emergency Preparedness Presentation based on the "Take 5 to Survive" booklet (click on the link to view the booklet).  To view the specific pages that were covered during this presentation, see the list of meeting  materials below.

Take 5 to Survive logo

   "Take 5 To Survive" video  (click on link) Emergency Preparedness Presentation by Stan Houseman

Take 5 To Survive Presentation Materials:

Additional Take 5 To Survive Documents (Optional):

Stan presented an abbreviated version of this presentation on October 4th, 2016 which we videotaped and posted here: Video of Stan Houseman's full Take 5 to Survive Emergency Preparedness presentation on October 4th, 2016.

December 1, 2016 Meeting Materials:

  • November 3, 2016 SWNI Public Safety Committee Minutes
  • Video of Sheriff Reese and Commander Davis at Public Safety Committee meeting

October 6, 2016 Meeting Materials:

September 1, 2016 Meeting Materials:


August 4, 2016 Meeting Materials:

July 7, 2016 Meeting Materials: 

June 2, 2016 Meeting Materials: 


About the SWNI Public Safety Committee

The Public Safety Committee supports community partnerships to prevent crime, alleviate the fear of crime in the community, and promote emergency preparedness in the community. More specifically, the committee:

  • Increases community policing and livability by encouraging the formation of Neighborhood Watches.

  • Focuses on neighborhood priority issues such as car prowls, car theft, identity theft, and burglary.

  • Works with the Southwest Crime Prevention Specialist and Neighborhood Response Team Officers to share information, address crime issues, and to problem solve.

  • Hosts community meetings to increase awareness and give residents preventive measures.

  • Educates the community about how to prepare for and survive a major disaster.

  • Creates a resilient community.


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Public Safety Links and Phone Numbers




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