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The City of Portland, Oregon

Community & Civic Life

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City/County Info: 503-823-4000

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

Crime Prevention Trainings

Portland has a long history of community involvement in neighborhood based crime prevention. One of the best ways to decrease crime in a community is for people within the neighborhood to be connected and communicate with each other. The Crime Prevention Program works to provide education and trainings to the community to increase livability and reduce the fear of crime in the City of Portland.

To receive a Crime Prevention Training review the following steps and information and complete the training requests form for your assigned Crime Prevention Team. Not sure what team you are assigned to? Crime Prevention Teams are made of up 3 teams of 3-4 coordinators per team (North, Central, and East). The neighborhoods served by each team corresponds to the current Portland Police Bureau boundary lines (North Precinct, Central Precinct, and East Precinct.) See a detailed map and neighborhood list HERE.

Read the steps below to get started and request a Crime Prevention training:


The services provided to the community by the City of Portland’s Crime Prevention Coordinators (CPCs) fall into three broad areas: education, community organizing, and training on issues of crime and livability. The mission of the City of Portland’s Crime Prevention Program is to:

Organize and support community partnerships to prevent crime and the fear of crime.

  • Crime Prevention Coordinators can provide in-person training for your group on a variety of crime prevention topics.
  • Before proceeding with scheduling a training, please review our Handouts and Resources 


Some of our prevention topics for residential and commercial training include:

Prevention Training Topics (Residential)

  • Bicycle theft
  • Burglary
  • Residential Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) assessment 
  • Car prowl
  • Car theft
  • Identity theft
  • Package theft
  • Recognizing & responding to illegal activity

Prevention Training Topics (Commercial)

  • Burglary
  • Car prowl
  • Car theft
  • Workplace Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) assessment 
  • Holiday shopping crime prevention strategies
  • Shoplift prevention
  • Recognizing & responding to illegal activity

A full list of topics can be found here.

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


Training specifics:

  • Training must occur in Portland City limits.
  • A group of 10+ is needed.
  • Training is oriented for adults/older teens.
  • Scheduling is done 4-6 weeks in advance.
  • Accommodations can be made for those with disabilities and language translation is available.

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