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The City of Portland, Oregon

Community & Civic Life

Promote the common good

Main: 503-823-4519

City/County Info: 503-823-4000

TDD: 503-823-6868

1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204

Crime Prevention

Our mission: to organize and support community partnerships 

to prevent crime and the fear of crime


Our Crime Prevention Program is introducing a team-based model to better serve the needs of community and evolve the program into a more efficient way of providing services, resources, and trainings.

In October 2018, the Crime Prevention Program will be transitioning from the current model in which one Crime Prevention Coordinator is assigned to serve a number of neighborhoods. The new team model will be made up of 3 teams of 3-4 coordinators per team (North, Central, and East). The neighborhoods served by each team will correspond to the current Portland Police Bureau Boundary Lines (North Precinct, Central Precinct, and East Precinct.)

What does this mean for the community?

  • Access to an entire team of public safety professionals who will provide Crime Prevention trainings, education and resources.
  • Expansion of the Neighborhood, Business, and Park Watch Programs.
  • Efficient work load distribution and equitable allocation of projects and partner collaborations.