May 24, 2013 12:37On Tuesday May 28, 2013, at 1:15 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau G.R.E.A.T. Program will be honoring students at Vestal School, located at 161 Northeast 82nd Avenue
Officer Grant Shirahama will be celebrating the graduation and honoring the students hard work and achievement in the G.R.E.A.T. Program.
G.R.E.A.T. stands for Gang Resistance Education And Training. The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. With prevention as its primary objective, the program is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership.
Media is invited to attend this special event and is asked to check in with the office before attending the graduation.
To learn more about the G.R.E.A.T. Program, contact Officer Mike Paresa at (503) 823-2186 or Mike.Paresa@PortlandOregon.gov.
Sgt. Pete Simpson