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Public Safety Committee

Meeting Time and Location

Location: Multnomah Arts Center  7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219 - Room 33
Time: 7 p.m.
Date: First Thursday of the Month


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) 823-1700 For 24-Hour Maintenance & Repair of Traffic Signs, Signals & Equipment, Pavement Markings and Condition, Sidewalks or potholes.

(503) 823-SAFE - When you have a non-immediate concern, please call the Transportation Safety and Neighborhood Livability Line. Call this number is you also need to report unsafe pedestrain condidtions such as obstacles or vegetation is walkways, paths,etc...

(503) 823 - 3333 - Portland Police Bureau Non-Emergency Number. Click here to see a list of issues handled by the TRU/Non-Emergency Number.

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




Meetings are held the first Thursday of the month at 7 PM in the Hamilton Room of the Multnomah Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy.

Contact: James Nobles,

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