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Police/ Sexual Minority Community Partnership Agreement

February 07, 2005 00:00



On Tuesday, February 8, 2005, at 12:30 p.m., in the City Hall rotunda, members of the Portland Police Bureau, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office and the Sexual Minority Community will re-sign a partnership agreement.

The City of Portland has enjoyed a positive long-term relationship with the sexual minority community that dates back to 1994 when the first partnership agreement was signed and the Sexual Minorities Roundtable was formed. The Sexual Minorities Roundtable, a public advisory group to the Police Bureau meets on the second Tuesdays of each month at 12:00 p.m. in the Justice Center.

The purpose of the Sexual Minority Roundtable is to continue to enhance the relationship and cooperation between the law enforcement community and the sexual minority community; to foster an environment of mutual respect; to improve the dialogue between the communities; to find solutions to issues relating to public safety and law enforcement safety; and to help improve policies, procedures and recruitment.

“The Sexual Minority Roundtable has been an invaluable advisory group to the Police Bureau,” says Chief Derrick Foxworth. “We rely on them to help us continue to build better relationships, create a better understanding and educate police on the sexual minority community. It is a true example of community policing and why it works.”

Over the years, the Bureau has formed many advisory groups, including: The Chief’s Forum, Sexual Minority Roundtable, African American Advisory Council, Asian Law Enforcement Council of Oregon (ALECO), Arab-Muslim Police Advisory Committee, the Hispanic Advisory Committee, the Developmental Disabilities Advisory Group and the Crisis Intervention Team Advisory Committee. For more information about the Sexual Minority Roundtable, call 503-823-0000.



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