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Police Bureau reports findings of 2003 community survey

July 08, 2003 00:00


On Wednesday, July 9, at 10:30 a.m., Mayor Vera Katz, Chief Mark A. Kroeker and John Campbell, Campbell DeLong Resources, Inc. will announce the findings of the 2003 Community Assessment Survey to City Commissioners in council chambers, City Hall, 1221 SW 4th.

This is the fifth community survey initiated by the Portland Police Bureau. Individuals from 650 randomly selected households in Portland comprised the January, 2003 survey. This survey examines the opinions of residents, 18 years of age or older, of the community's perception of crime trends, neighborhood conditions and police contact.

Among its major findings is that an increase of residents surveyed reports an awareness of their neighborhood officers and can recall their names. Customer service ratings are improved. Also, the willingness of residents to report crime has improved. Additional details on the major findings will be discussed at the City Council presentation.

Chief Kroeker has now made a commitment to initiate a community survey every year. "I believe it is important to track how community members are perceiving crime in their neighborhoods, if they are involved in problem solving efforts and how they view their partnership with the police," said Kroeker. "These findings will help the Bureau to improve services and work more closely with our community partners."

Copies of the report will be available at the City Council hearing or you can obtain a copy by visiting the Portland Police Bureau website at


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