1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
February 26, 2004 00:00
In July 2003, Kenton Lodge No. 145 contributed 1,000 square feet of office space for 10 years at no cost to the city. Remodeling of the office began in September with all materials and labor donated by 48 community organizations and businesses. Total contributions exceeded $200,000, with no expense being paid by the city or Police Bureau.
“The Kenton Community Policing Office is a perfect example of community policing,” says Chief Derrick Foxworth. “It demonstrates that the community is willing to step up and fund a facility that will be used by both the police and the community to reduce crime and the fear of crime, improve neighborhood livability and improve the police and community partnership. The organizations and individuals who have donated materials and time are to be commended for their commitment to North Portland and community policing.”
For more information, contact Sergeant Michael Barkley at 823-2120.
Sgt. Pete Simpson