Thursday, May 2
Multnomah Arts Center, Room 30
7688 SW Capitol Hwy.
The Public Safety Committee meets on the first Thursday of the month, except August. Join us to plan events, discuss safety and crime prevention issues in our neighborhoods and work together to see what we can do about them. When possible, our local Portland Police officer, the Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Nathan Vasquez, and Crime Prevention Team members at the City of Portland Office of Community and Civic Life will attend the meeting.
Confirm scheduled meetings in the Southwest Neighborhoods Calendar.
All meetings are open to the public. Everyone is welcome.
Contact Carol Porto, Chair
Public Safety Committee
Join us for the following free trainings at our first Thursday meetings, in partnership with Office of Community & Civic Life Crime Prevention Central Team. See above for time a location:
- May 2 - Recognizing and Responding to Crime
- June 6 - Burglary, Car Theft, Car Prowl
2019 Emergency Preparedness Fair
The Emergency Preparedness Fair on March 3, 2019 was an inspirational afternoon to those looking for emergency information as folks committed to preparedness shared their knowledge. SWNI and the Public Safety Committee heartily thanks everyone who participated in this successful and necessary event. The time and effort contributed allowed approximately 350 people to learn valuable skills to prepare for the unexpected.
In the light-filled and pleasant Dance Studio at the Multnomah Arts Center, attendees perused the information offered by the American Red Cross, Portland Fire & Rescue, the Oregon Humane Society, and SWNeighborhood Emergency Teams (NETs) from AshCreek/Crestwood, Bridlemile, Collins View, Hillsdale, Maplewood, Multnomah, S. Burlingame, and West Portland Park/Far SW/Marshall Park. Andy and Bax, Cascadia Quake Kits, Costco and NW Seismic shared their useful emergency-related products and services. The presentation room was at capacity as people listened to seminars by John Grasle, American Red Cross; Tim Collins, Portland Water Bureau; and William Burgel, who discussed ‘Neighborhood Geology and Earthquake Risk’.
Also at the Emergency Preparedness Fair, seventeen door prizes donated by Andy and Bax, Cascadia Quake Kits, Costco, Franz Bakery, Home Depot and Fred Meyer were handed out to appreciative attendees throughout the day. Prizes included 5-gallon water storage containers, lanterns, emergency radios and gas shut-off tools. The Franz Bakery truck made sure no one went hungry by handing out free grilled cheese samples!
2018 Community Policing Appreciation Night
Thank you to our sponsors and contributors to the 2018 Community Policing Appreciation Night on Oct 25th! We thank the generosity of Safeway and Costco. Thanks to our family and individual contributors. Thanks to the volunteers who helped with the event. Thanks to Bill Dant for providing music.
A BIG THANKS to all! A swell time was had by all.
2018 Emergency Preparedness Fair
What a swell event we had this year! It was an all time turn-out. Thanks to everyone, volunteers, NETS, exhibitors, ONI Small Grants, Vendors and Donors!
Thank You to our event contributors: Andy and Bax, Cascadia Quake Kits, Costco, Fred Meyer - Burlingame, Target, UU Yogurt - Raleigh Hills, WinCo, SWNI ONI Neighborhood Small Grant and SW NET Teams.
|Public Safety Committee
Meeting Documents on Google Drive
|2019 PSC Meeting Documents|
|2018 PSC Meeting Documents|
|2017 PSC Meeting Documents|
|2016 PSC Meeting Documents|
|2015 PSC Meeting Documents|
Portland Fire & Rescue - Preventing Urban Wildfires
Many Thanks to Kim Kosmas, SR Public Education Officer of Portland Fire & Rescue for discussing summer fire safety tips with our committee in July. A lively discussion was had and very cool giveaways. Thanks! See Portland Fire & Rescue - Preventing Urban Wildfires video above.
Neighborhood Emergency Teams (NETs)
NETs are with the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management, see links below
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). Find your neighborhood NET team on the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM) team list.
PBEM offers free NET training classes. Sign up at portlandprepares.org.
For information contact Jeremy VanKeuren, Program Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want help in talking to kids about emergencies and disasters?
Public Safety Links and Phone Numbers
EMERGENCY report crimes in progress and immediate threats to life, property ..... 911 ....you can also text to 911
Police Non-Emergency suspicious activity, crime that has already occurred ... 503-823-3333
Online Crime Reporting ... portlandoregon.gov/police/cor
|Portland Parks & Recreation|
|For threats to life or property or if a crime is in progress||call 911|
|For non-emergency park-related security problems such as off-leash dogs, drug use or dumping trash||call park rangers at (503) 823-1637 or police non-emergency at (503) 823-3333|
|For park maintenance such as graffiti or broken equipment||call (503) 823-1600|
|For serious situations involving animals||call Multnomah County Animal Control at (503) 248-3790|
|The main Portland Parks & Recreation number||(503) 823-PLAY |
|City and county general information and referral number||(503) 823-4000|
|If you, family or friend are in crisis and/or need support|
|Mental Health Crisis Line 24 hrs||503-988-4888|
|Call to Safety Crisis Line 24 hrs help for survivors of violence||503-235-5333|
|Drug and Alcohol Helpline 24 hrs||800-923-HELP|
|Domestic violence services||multco.us/dv|
|Multnomah County Aging, Disability and Veterans Helpline 24 hrs||503-988-3646|
|City/County Information and Referral for services||503-823-4000|
PDX Reporter online reporting tool: Report graffiti, street light outages, debris in roadway, park maintenance issues, plugged storm drains, potholes, campsites, sidewalk vegetation and trip hazards ..........................pdxreporter.org
(503) 823-4094 Crime Prevention Team, Office of Community and Civic Life, Mark Wells, Sofia Chavez, email email@example.com
Traffic Safety Line ( report traffic safety problem area).................503-823-SAFE
Crime Prevention and Neighborhood Watch..............503-823-4064
Oregon Attorney General Consumer Protection Hotline ( scams) ..............503-229-5576
Identity Theft prevention and recovery info ................ftc.gov/idtheft
Police Locks Program ( free locks and spport to seniors and people w/ disabilities .........503-823-0723
WomenStrength self defense classes..........portlandoregon.gov/police/womenstrength
Stolen Bike Registry.................bikeindex.org or .........project529.com
Housing and nuisance code violations ..............portlandoregon.gov/bds.................503-823-CODE
One Point of Contact Campsite Online Reporting form...........portlandoregon.gov/campsite
Portland United Against Hate. A partnership of community concerned people, groups and the city to track, respond to and prevent hateful acts. PortlandOregon.gov/oni/puah 503-823-2294. https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/72583
Multnomah County Animal Control.............503-988-7387
Resolutions NW neighborhood mediation ( free to Portland residents)...........503-595...4890
City Liquor Establishment Complaint Line...firstname.lastname@example.org........503-823-4520
City Cannabis Complaint/Info Line . email@example.com.........503-823-9333
Public Alerts Registry for Emergency Notifications........publicalerts.org
Parking Enforcement illegal parking, abandoned autos, info ...............503-823-5195
for more public safety resources in Portland, see portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/320566