June 28, 2013 14:15This afternoon, Friday June 28, 2013, officers from the Portland Police Bureau's East Precinct will be working with the community to begin the process of reducing violence and improving neighborhood safety in East Portland Metro neighborhoods.
Tonight's focus will be a foot patrol along East Burnside from 157th to 162nd Avenues and will begin at approximately 4:30 p.m. and lasting into the evening. Interested media should go to the area of 162nd Avenue and Burnside. Officer and community partners will be walking and talking with neighborhood residents about crime and livability in the community.
East Precinct has a number of partners in this effort to reduce crime in the area and increase livability for the neighborhood. The partners include: Portland Police Bureau East Precinct, Gang Enforcement Team (GET), Crisis Response Team, and the Traffic Division; the Transit Police Division; the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office; the Gresham Police Department; the East Metro Gang Enforcement Team (EMGET); Multnomah County Parole & Probation; the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office; Straight Way Ministries; 11-45; and, other community members and groups.
Interested media may contact Lt. Vince Elmore at (503) 793-5303 this evening if interested in conducting interviews.
Sgt. Pete Simpson