1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
August 18, 2004 00:00
Approximately 90 children from low-income housing in the Lents/Brentwood-Darlington area will have the opportunity to Shop with a Cop—up from 60 kids last year. The children will have an opportunity to shop for clothes; while their parents will be able to gather information on a variety of services and crime prevention information from the Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI). In addition to providing school clothes and supplies, the event is a chance for police officers to build positive relationships with youth from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds.
The program also has the support and cooperation from the Rose CDC; Wattles Boys and Girls Club; Portland Police Sunshine Division; and the Portland Police Association. The event, which is organized by Sergeant Larry Graham, includes officers who are volunteering on their own time.
Sgt. Pete Simpson