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Police Bureau To Hold Precinct Open Houses

July 13, 2005 00:00


In the coming weeks the Portland Police Bureau plans to open its five precincts to the communities they serve. Members of the community are encouraged to drop in and meet officers who work their neighborhood. Bureau members will be on hand to answer questions, give tours, and spend time getting to know community members in an informal setting. Children are especially welcome and can sit in a police car, look through the mobile command center, and maybe see a police dog or horse. Snacks will be provided.

Chief Derrick Foxworth said, “I look at the open houses as mini public safety fairs, where police can provide important information, while also discussing crime and neighborhood livability concerns with people who live in that precinct. I'm hopeful that Portlanders will take some time out on a sunny summer day to come by and say hello.” He hopes open houses will become and annual tradition.

Over the last year, Portland Police Precincts have implemented outreach efforts aimed at crime prevention and building relationships with the community. Through special missions targeting crime by neighborhood, to providing information in writing to citizens, to knocking on doors to talk with people about what is happening on their street, the Police Bureau and the community have noted the reduction of reported crime in some cases.

Below is a list of the open house schedule.

July 16, 2005, Noon to 4 p.m., Southeast Precinct, 4735 E. Burnside July 23, 2005, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., East Precinct, 737 S.E. 106th Avenue August 6, 2005, Noon to 4 p.m., North Precinct, 7214 N. Philadelphia August 13, 2005, Noon to 4 p.m., Northeast Precinct, 449 N.E. Emerson August 14, 2005, Noon to 4 p.m., Central Precinct, 1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue


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