1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
November 23, 2004 00:00
On Wednesday, November 24, 2004, at 9:30 am, in City Council Chambers, Portland Police Chief Derrick Foxworth will present to City Council the 2004-2006 Community Policing Strategic Plan. The Portland Police Bureau’s two-year plan is a recommitment to community policing through strategies that emphasis problem solving initiatives and partnerships.
This plan marks the 14th year of community policing by the Bureau since the Community Policing Transition Plan was adopted by the Portland City Council in 1990. Since then, the Bureau has developed strategic plans every two years.
The Bureau pursues five goals from which to focus its community policing effort. They are: Reduce crime and the fear of crime; Improve the quality of life in neighborhoods; Improve the community and police partnerships; Develop and encourage personnel; Improve accountability.
“Our new goal of accountability was added in response to community and internal feedback,” said Chief Derrick Foxworth. “It is important to me that the community and our employees see this plan as being responsive, responsible, and meeting their needs.”
The 88-page plan also features key accomplishments the Bureau has made since the 2002-2004 community policing strategic plan. The plan’s performance measures help explain past trends regarding public safety and where enhancements need to be made.
To help create this plan, the Bureau asked members of the community, employees, city leaders and other agencies for feedback on what public safety programs are working and what strategies the Police Bureau should focus on in the next two years. A community suggestion form was mailed out to community members and a series of sounding boards were conducted to gain input from the community.
Copies of the 2004-06 Community Policing Strategic Plan and a four page summary of major initiatives and trends will be available at the council session, or on the Police Bureau website at www.portlandpolicebureau.com. ###PPB###
Sgt. Pete Simpson