Public Safety


All meetings are open to the public. Everyone is welcome.
7:00 pm
Multnomah Arts Center, Room 33
7688 SW Capitol Hwy.

The SWNI Public Safety Committee usually meets on the first Thursday of every month. Confirm scheduled meetings on the Southwest Neighborhoods calendar and in the SW News newspaper.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 4, 2016: 

  • 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

Meeting Materials for July 7, 2016: 

Meeting Materials for June 2, 2016: 


Current Public Safety Committee Projects:

  • October 27, 2016: SWNI Public Safety Community Policing Reception, MAC Auditorium
  • Safety Vigils


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