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Police Plan for Safe Celebration

December 30, 2004 00:00


Portland Police plan to be present throughout the city this New Years Eve to provide a safe environment for everyone in the community to enjoy the turning of the calendar. Officers in all five precincts will be available to respond to calls for service as usual. In addition, some officers will be assigned to work special details where crowds of people may gather to celebrate.

The largest event planned in the city is the New Years Eve party in Pioneer Courthouse Square. Police will block the nine square block area surrounding the Square. There will be specific points of entry for members of the public who wish to participate in the festivities. • SW Broadway at SW Alder • SW 6th at SW Alder • SW Broadway at SW Taylor • SW 6th at SW Taylor • SW Park at SW Yamhill • SW Park at SW Morrison • SW 5th at SW Morrison

The gates will open to the public at about 8:00 p.m. Some items will not be allowed into the event. Those items will be listed on signs posted at access points. Prohibited items include but are not limited to all weapons, alcohol, explosives including fireworks, drugs, animals, bikes, in-line skates, skateboards, blankets, and chairs.

Police also remind people that DUII laws will be enforced. Thousands die in alcohol related crashes each year in this country, so plan now for a safe, sober ride home. Consider calling a cab, walking, taking mass transit, calling a tow, or planning to have a sober friend do the driving. Encourage your friends and family to do the same.


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Sgt. Pete Simpson
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Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204



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