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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

Community Safety Trainings

One of the best ways to build safer and more resilient communities is to organize and to support neighbors to be connected and communicate with each other. The Community Safety Program works to provide education and training in the community to support neighbors and communities in addressing a broad range of public safety solutions. Trainings include Neighbors Together organizing, natural disaster preparedness, personal safety, community advocacy, emergency communication systems navigation, and more.


To receive a Community Safety training review the following steps and complete the training request form. You can connect to a Community Safety team in Central, East, or North Portland.  See a detailed map and neighborhood list HERE.

 Steps to get started and request a Community Safety training:


Step 1:  Meet with your neighbors or community.

Step 2:  Identify community safety interests.

Step 3:  Connect with your Community Safety Coordinators for a training.

Step 4:  Organize a meeting to create a plan that helps address safety related goals-include some ways to have a conversation that is inclusive of different perspectives.                           

Step 5:  Collaborate on safety efforts and access resources provided at the training. 


About the Trainings and Topics

We coordinate trainings tailored to the safety interests of your group. Trainings are offered to groups who live, work, go to school, and/or play in Portland. Our trainings usually range from 30-90 minutes, depending on the topic(s) or needs of the group.

Training topics can include, but not limited to:
  • Neighbors Together

  • Emergency preparedness awareness

  • Personal safety awareness

  • Active transportation, safe routes to school & pedestrian safety awareness

  • Youth safety

  • Public safety systems navigation

  • Community advocacy & organizing

  • Block party organizing and other street events

  • Multi-dwelling safety (apartments, condos, duplexes)

If you desire a topic we do not offer, we may be able to refer you to a local trainer offering the topic.


More Training Specifics

  • Training must occur in Portland City limits.
  • Accommodations can be made for those with disabilities and language interpretation is available with advanced notice by contacting your Community Safety Coordinators.
  • Community Safety Coordinators can meet your group where you are, as you are.

Contact your community safety team or schedule a training, please fill out the form (linked below in the "I WANT TO..." section).