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, February 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.
Current Public Safety Committee Projects:
- Emergency Preparedness awareness and training
- PBOT Vision Zero "Paint the neighborhoods ORANGE"
- Traffic Safety Vigils
- 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.
The difference between not wearing or wearing brightly colored and reflective clothing plus carrying flashlights may save your life.
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" video (click on link) Emergency Preparedness Presentation by Stan Houseman
Take 5 To Survive Presentation Materials:
- How Long Can You Survive?
- Managing Your Utilities During A Disaster
- Food & Water
- It's An Emergency! Do You Know Where Your Family Is?
- Protect Your Family Before Disaster Strikes
- Preparedness Calendar
- Home Hazard Hunt
- Motor Vehicle Preparedness
- Killer On The Loose (Earthquakes)
- Drop, Cover, and Hold On!
Additional Take 5 To Survive Documents (Optional):
- Electrical Outages and Home Safety
- Heat Wave
- Disaster Psychology
- Thunderstorms & Lightning
- Windstorms and Tornadoes
- Winter Storms
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:
- Video of guest speaker Stan Houseman's presentation on "Gas & Go" Emergency Preparedness demonstration & speech.
- Community Policing Reception event flyer
September 1, 2016 Meeting Materials:
August 4, 2016 Meeting Materials:
- Minutes for August 4, 2016 - approved
- Multnomah County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) presentation by Bob Cady
- Back to school, distracted drivers, motor and pedestrian safety will be the topic of SWNI's next Public Safety meeting.
- Revised Action Plan Fiscal Year July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017
- Distracted Driving ODOT - Background Document
- Distracted Driver - ODOT Resource Document
- Distracted Driving Task Force Website: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/COMM/Pages/Distracted-Driving.aspx
July 7, 2016 Meeting Materials:
- Minutes for July 7, 2016 - approved
- Draft Action Plan Fiscal Year July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017
- Committee Notes from June 2nd Meeting
June 2, 2016 Meeting Materials:
- Minutes for June 2, 2016 - approved
- SWNI Public Safety Action Plan 2015-16
- Emergency Preparedness Fair flyer for June 25th, 2016
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
(503) 823-4257 Crime Prevention Coordinator Jenni Pullen, Office of Neighborhood Involvement, email email@example.com. Find a full listing of Crime Prevention Program services at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/index.cfm?&c=28395
(503) 823-1700 for 24-hour maintenance and repair of traffic signs, signals and equipment, pavement markings and condition, sidewalks and potholes.
(503) 823-SAFE - Transportation Safety and Neighborhood Livability line. Report non-emergency unsafe pedestrain condidtions such as obstacles or vegetation in walkways, paths,etc.
(503) 823 - 3333 - Portland Police Bureau Non-Emergency number. See a list of issues handled by the TRU/Non-Emergency number at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/416175
Portland Bureau of Emergency Managment NET Program - Neighborhood Emergency Teams (NETs) are Portland residents trained by PBEM and Portland Fire & Rescue to provide emergency disaster assistance within their own neighborhoods. http://www.portlandoregon.gov/pbem/31667?
Portland Bureau of Transportation Traffic Safety Resources: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/55303
Every Corner is a Crosswalk - Video work commissioned by the Portland Bureau of Transportation. This covers three pieces of Oregon pedestrian crosswalk law: Unmarked crosswalks, signalized crosswalk where driver and pedestrian get the signal at the same time and mid-block crossings in marked crosswalks: http://animatedtrafficlaw.org/ror/index.php/RoR:Every_corner_is_a_crosswalk
RUN. HIDE. FIGHT. Surviving an Active Shooter Event: After the mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, the City of Houston has released this how-to video on what people should do if caught in an active shooter event. The video was produced and funded by the Houston Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security.
Office of Neighborhood Involvement: SW Portland Crime Prevention: http://www.portlandonline.com/oni/index.cfm?c=44650
Portland Police Bureau: Crime maps and statistics: http://www.portlandonline.com/police/index.cfm?c=29795
NEW The Ultimate Guide to Driving Safely & Avoiding Distractions http://www.exchangeandmart.co.uk/distracted-driving
NEW Protecting Yourself From Road Rage http://www.angeresources.com/protectself.htm
Email PublicSafety@swni.org or call the Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc office, (503) 823-4592