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.

Next Meeting:

Thursday, December 1st  (see Agenda)
7:00 pm
Multnomah Arts Center, Room 29
7688 SW Capitol Hwy.

At our next meeting on Thursday, December 1st Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM), Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) Program Manager, Jeremy Van Keuren will be our guest speaker.  Jeremy will talk about Emergency Preparedness, the NET program and the plans to use the Sears Armory as the Westside depot for emergency supplies and training.  

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. 

December 1st, 2016 Meeting Materials:

Draft November 3, 2016 SWNI Public Safety Committee Minutes

Video of Sheriff Reese and Commander Davis at Public Safety Committee meeting


Minutes October 6, 2016



October 6, 2016 Meeting Materials:


September 1, 2016 Meeting Materials:

August 4, 2016: 

July 7, 2016: 

June 2, 2016: 


Current Public Safety Committee Projects:

  • PBOT Vision Zero "Paint the neighborhoods ORANGE" 
  • Traffic Safety Vigils
  • Portland Police Bureau's WomenStrength class scheduling
  • CPR\AED class scheduling


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 Find a full listing of Crime Prevention Program services at

  • (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

  • 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.

  • Portland Bureau of Transportation Traffic Safety Resources:

  • 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:

  • 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

  • Portland Police Bureau: Crime maps and statistics




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