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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

Request a Community Safety Training

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 request a training for your group, please contact the Community Safety Team

About the Trainings and Topics

We coordinate trainings tailored to the safety interests of your group. Trainings are offered to groups of 5 or more participants 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

  • Social connections, how to reduce social isolation conversation

  • Youth safety

  • Public safety systems navigation and reporting hate/bias

  • Community advocacy & organizing

  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles

  • Block party organizing and other street events

  • Multi-dwelling safety (apartments, condos)

  • Community care litter removal event (schools, parks, block) 

  • Bicycle theft prevention

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.

See a detailed map of the three service areas HERE.