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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

Services & Programs

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. Neighbors need to know who and what activities belong in their neighborhood, what is unusual, and how to document and report suspicious activity. Criminals are less likely to go into an area if they know that the community is organized and united. Getting people to be watchful and involved in the safety of their community not only reduces crime, but increases the pride in making their neighborhood a safe and healthy place to live.
The Crime Prevention Program can help you learn how to organize with your neighbors, and give you advice about neighborhood crime and livability problems.

Crime Prevention Trainings

Attend a training taught by the Crime Prevention Coordinators

Crime Prevention Request Form

Request crime prevention information with this online form.

Crime Prevention staff by neighborhood

Find your Crime Prevention Coordinator