Public Safety


Next Meeting: Public Safety Action Committee - Thursday, October 5, 2017
6:00 to 6:30 pm (meet local officers)
6:30 pm - Meeting Starts
Multnomah Arts Center, Room 30
7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, Oregon 97219

The Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. Public Safety Committee meets on the 1st Thursday of the month. In lieu of the January, April and October meetings, the quarterly Public Safety Action Committee (PSAC) meetings are held. The PSAC meetings are held at the same location, 6:30pm with open house starting at 6:00pm to meet local police officers.

Confirm scheduled meetings in the Southwest Neighborhoods Calendar.
All meetings are open to the public. Everyone is welcome.

Agenda for September 7, 2017
Minutes for consideration of approval: August 3, 2017

Contact Public Safety Committee Chair Carol Porto,

Quarterly Public Safety Action Committee (PSAC) 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 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. 

PSAC meetings are 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 Portland Police Bureau Central Precinct officers come together to problem-solve issues in their neighborhoods. PSAC meetings start at 6:30pm, with open house 6-6:30pm to meet local officers.

Contact Crime Prevention Coordinator Jenni Pullen,, 503-823-4257.

Meeting announcement - Southwest Portland Public Safety Action Committee Meeting scheduled for Thursday, October 5, 2017. Open House to meet Portland Police Officers 6 pm to 6:30 pm, Meeting starts at 6:30 pm.


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.


Upcoming Event

SWNI Public Safety 12th Annual Community Policing Reception
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 6:30 pm
Multnomah Arts Center - Auditorium
7688 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219

Details: The SWNI Public Safety Committee is hosting the 12 Annual Community Policing Reception to honor and highlight the work of law enforcement officers serving SW Portland. Refreshments and music will be provided as well as some fun door prizes. This is a free event, but if possible we would appreciate a donation of a new hat, scarf or a pair of gloves for officers to distribute to a person in need during the cold winter months. Please attend and show your appreciation.


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