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9-1-1 Bureau of Emergency Communications

Partners in Public Safety. Call 9-1-1: Save a Life, Report a Fire, Stop a Crime.

Phone: 503-823-0911

NON-EMER: 503-823-3333

PO Box 1927, Portland, OR 97207

Press Releases & News

2009 - 04/09 | Telecommunications Week

"...BOEC proudly honors the men and women who serve as public safety dispatchers and call-takers (9-1-1) during National Public-Safety Telecommunications Week, April 12-18, 2009."

2013 - 10/23 911 Director Awarded Manager of the Year

Director Lisa Turley was recognized by her peers from the Oregon Chapter of the Association of Public Safety Officials (APCO) as the Manager of the Year

2009 - 09/11 | 9-1-1 Emergency Number Day

"Please take a moment to recognize the 9-1-1 Telecommunicators throughout the Metropolitan area who provide life-saving services to the community on a daily basis."

2010 - 01/08 | Portland 9-1-1 Responds to NBC Today Show Story

"City of Portland's Bureau of Emergency Communications (BOEC),....feels it is important to respond to this story to assure our community, both citizens and visitors, that they are in very good hands."

2010 - 02/04 | APCO Public Safety Communications

BOEC and three other communication centers discuss approaches to communication center consolidation and lessons learned

2010 - 05/26 | On May 27th - 12 year old to meet 9-1-1 Calltaker In-training & Coach

"The press is invited to hear their compelling story and to ask questions."

2010 - 03/03 | Governor's Proclamation: 2010 Public Safety Telecommunicator Week

"It is the 41st birthday of the 9-1-1 call in the United States."

2010 - 04/08 | Telecommunications Week

"celebrate a year's worth of achievements and recognize the contributions made to public safety by the men and women who serve as public safety dispatchers, call-takers (9-1-1), managers, supervisors, and administrative staff."