June 04, 2014 14:35
On Thursday June 5, 2014, at 2:49 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau G.R.E.A.T. Program will be honoring students at Robert Gray Middle School, located at 5505 Southwest 23rd Avenue.
Officers John Romero, Walker Berg, Amy Bruner-Dehnert, Chris Kulp, and Melissa Newhard 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
Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204