UPDATE: Officers to Provide Transportation to Shelters

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December 09, 2013 10:25

  

During this recent severe weather, officers have continued to transport people to shelters either through dispatched calls or if they came in contact with those in need while on patrol. Over the weekend, officers transported 20 individuals to area shelters and contacted 27 people who refused transport.

With the severe weather continuing, the Police Bureau wants to remind anyone seeking shelter to call 2-1-1 to assist in identifying shelter and warming center resources 24/7. 211 Info will then arrange for transportation if needed. Shelter information is available at www.211info.org.

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During this recent severe weather, officers have been transporting people to shelters if they came in contact with someone who needed assistance. The Portland Police Bureau has now asked the Bureau of Emergency Communications (BOEC) to dispatch officers to individuals who need this critical transportation in the severe weather. 211 Info will be providing BOEC with information regarding the available shelters and individuals who need transport.

"It is important during this severe weather that people have shelter," said Chief Michael Reese "We will do everything we can to provide assistance during this emergency to the most vulnerable people in our community."

Additional shelters have opened during this inclement weather in the city. Anyone seeking shelter should call 2-1-1 to identify shelter and warming center resources 24/7. 211 Info will then arrange for transportation if needed. Shelter information is available at www.211info.org.

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