Slavic Advisory Council
May 22, 2013
Present: Yuriy Boyechko, Natalia Fursova, Diane Haman, Officer Natasha Haunsperger, Assistant Chief Donna Henderson, Irina Konev, Commander Mike Lee, Assistant Chief Larry O’Dea, Natalya Sobolevskaya, Anna Volkova, Ruslan Yusupov
- The Portland Police Bureau will send a few officers to assist with the youth camp in Vernonia this summer. Obtain details from Natalya Sobolevskaya.
- Slavic Festival will be held on July 27th at Lents Park, everyone is invited. This is a large community event with good food and entertainment.
- Movie night at Ventura Park on August 29th at 6:00 p.m.
- Reminder to send Officer Haunsperger any events that you would like to have officers attend so they can get to know the community.
- Event on June 29th for Latino, Russian, African American and others on June 29th at 1017 NE 117th Ave. Limited number of attendees, not open to public.
- Diane distributed brochures for the First Annual Portland Police Bureau Youth Summer Camp being held June 17-21 out at Marshall High School for ages 8-14. For more information or to register go to www.portlandoregon.gov/police/summercamp
April Slavic Advisory Meeting
- Slavic community members met in April (Olga, Maksim Grishkevich, Sergey, Natalya Sobolevskaya and Officer Haunsperger) and discussed what is important for the community. Focus for the Slavic Advisory Council and Portland Police Bureau should be on education, crime prevention, communication and education for youth.
- Will obtain minutes from the meeting from Olga Kaganova. It was decided that the council will work on education first.
- Would like to see more crime prevention education in the community, classes for kids such as:
- How to say no to gangs
- Measure 11
- Scenarios of what it is like to be arrested from being cuffed and placed in a holding cell.
Mission Statement and Goals
- A motion was made to accept the Mission Statement and Goals.
- One change request, to capitalize the title Police Officers in the Mission Statement.
- Vote to accept the Slavic Advisory Unanimously accepted the Mission statement with the change as discussed
- Officer Natasha Haunsperger distributed flyer for scholarship opportunities for Russian speaking students that are working on leadership and lead groups on things like anti gang violence, etc. Let Officer Haunsperger know if you have anyone you can nominate.
- Member expressed concern over Russian youth speeding in cars, not wearing seatbelts and considering consequences.
- Officer Haunsperger suggested a driving prevention article for youth in next issue of KANON magazine (for summer). Talk to the Traffic Division and interview an officer.
- Let Officer Haunsperger or Diane Haman know about community events and other communications you would like to see put on Facebook.
- We are committed to getting the Facebook page up and running before our next Slavic Advisory Council meeting.
Advisory Councils - Assistant Chief Larry O’Dea
- Addressed how and why advisory councils are developed. The groups have mutual understandings and issues of mutual concern.
- Center on building partnerships, relationship, learn about each other and have community input on what they want to see out of our officers.
- Have worked with other advisory groups on Bureau Policies and community involvement.
- Sub-committees come from some of the advisory groups
- Suggestion was made to obtain an interpreter for the meetings. Irina Konev will look into it.
- Officer Haunsperger announced that the Slavic Council will be allocated 5 to 7 spots for Shop with a Cop. She will get all the information from Lt. Larry Graham and send it out.