Crime Prevention Program
What is Portland's Crime Prevention Program?
Portland’s crime prevention services are offered through the Office of Neighborhood Involvement and are designed to get neighbors involved in community policing efforts. The Crime Prevention Coordinators work closely with public safety activists, the police precincts, community members, neighborhood associations, state agencies, city bureaus, businesses, and local service providers to address crime and livability issues. The Crime Prevention Program focuses on preserving public safety and enhancing neighborhood livability to meet the needs of each neighborhood or business area.
We assist neighbors in problem-solving projects relating to issues such as drug houses, youth gangs, graffiti, street drug dealing, prostitution, problem parks, problem liquor outlets and neighborhood "hot spots".
Some of the other features of the Crime Prevention Program are to:
- Create community policing networks and community partnerships
- Perform community outreach functions, including newsletter, web page, facilitating and attending community meetings, providing notification to neighbors, conducting community surveys, outreach materials.
- Assist residents, businesses, law enforcement, agencies and other partners in problem solving efforts to address crime and livability issues.
See our Crime Prevention Services Info Sheet for more information regarding our services.