Central Precinct: June 8, 2017
An officer visited two classes of pre-schoolers at the Friendly House Pre-School at NW 26/Thurman. The officers talked about what police officers do and how to call the police. The kids then they got to see the police car.
Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Event
North Precinct: June 7, 2017
Ofc. Silverman attended a refugee resettlement event at Portland Airport. Catholic Charities hosts this event regularly in an effort to make new refugees and immigrants feel welcome upon their arrival in Portland. Ofc. Silverman helped welcome families from Eritrea, Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq who are joining relatives already in the United States. Many of these newcomers are from countries where police are feared. Ofc. Silverman's efforts will help these refugee's to build trust and confidence in U.S. law enforcement.
Junior Rose Parade-Community engagement
Bureau-wide, June 6, 2017
Officers participated in the annual Junior Rose Parade in the Hollywood District. The event was a great success and the weather was absolutely perfect. The event could not have been completed without the help of North Precinct personnel, GET, DVD, ASU, EDU, RRT, Youth Services Division, SERT, Traffic Division personnel, the Detective Division, PBOT, and all of the non-sworn personnel.
Community Policing+Crime Reduction in Parkrose
North Precinct, June 6, 2017
Drawing heavily on data gathered from the survey taken on Community Attitudes Regarding Public Safety In Parkrose North Precinct Officers began addressing the needs of Parkrose residents. The survey identified several major areas of concern, including: drugs/alcohol, prostitution, property crime and trespassing.
Over the past week North Precinct Officers have spoken with community members, business owners and employees working in the area who have been affected by those crimes and focused their energies on two of the motels along Sandy receiving the highest number of complaints. Officers increased their presence and activity at these motels. This resulted in the recovery of 4 stolen cars, 8 arrests for UUMV, warrants for robbery, drugs, theft, various sex offenders and the recovery of equipment used for identity theft and the manufacture of fraudulent credit cards. Responding to resident concerns through the use of Community Surveys is one of the many suggestions made by the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing for Community Policing and Crime Reduction.
IRCO college and career fair.
East Precinct, June 3, 2017
East Officers attended the IRCO college and career fair at David Douglas High School. Officers brought information on how to become a police officer (from the Personnel Division), Cadet application information, other crime prevention information along with several other giveaway items including pencils, cell phone accessories and youth books.
The officers estimated there were 2-300 kids present. The kids were very appreciative of the positive contacts with law enforcement, taking many photos. Some of the countries that were represented were Somalia and Thailand with numerous other countries being present. The IRCO staff thanked the officers for attending and doing a great job.
Community Engagement: Extra Patrol
Central Precinct, June 2, 2017
Several business owners in the Hawthorne area have voiced concerns regarding travelers in the area. The business owners have complained about the travelers blocking businesses, being intoxicated and excessive noise. In response, Central Precinct officers provided extra patrol in the area which resulted in one arrest and the recovery of a potentially stolen bike. At the end of the extra patrol the travelers had vacated the area.
Community Engagement: Extra patrol on Street Car
Central Precinct, June 2, 2017
Members of the community expressed concerns regarding safety on the Portland Street Car after the recent violence on public transit. Because the TriMet efforts do not cover the street car, two details were sent to ride the Street Car for several officers to provide visibility and interact with the riders. Officers contacted dozens of community members and were well received both by the public and the operators.
Holladay Park Engagement
North Precinct, June 2, 2017
North Precinct continues to focus on Holladay Park for extra patrols on foot and in vehicles. Police Officers connected with Park Bureau staff who are now out in the park daily with games and activities for all. Officers played ping pong in the park with some kids. Officers will attempt to do this outreach on Fridays (calls permitting)