1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
January 23, 2002 00:00
1. Have all parties become partners in an agreement to provide business owners with a tool to reduce and prevent crime from occurring on their properties.
2. Create uniform exclusion requirements for all participating businesses.
3. Maintain open communication between all parties involved.
The L.E.B.A. gives Portland Police Officers the authority to act as a “person in charge” for the purpose of excluding individuals involved in criminal activity from the property of member businesses. The exclusion is valid for ninety days. Once excluded, individuals are subject to arrest for Criminal Trespass if they return to the property of any of the member businesses. Southeast Precinct hopes to continue to expand the number of member businesses. The agreement became effective on January 15, 2002.
This agreement is an example of a community policing strategy being used to bring the community, police, and businesses together to solve crime. L.E.B.A. member businesses and patrol officers have already noticed a significant drop in prostitution and drug-related activity in the area.
Sgt. Pete Simpson