Skip to Main Content View Text-Only

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 trainings in the community to better address a broad range of related public safety considerations such as active transportation, emergency preparedness, personal safety, community advocacy, and more.

To receive a Community Safety Training review the following steps and information and complete the training requests form for your assigned Community SafetyTeam. Not sure what team you are assigned to? Community Safety Teams are made up of three coordinators in each of these areas: North, Central, and East.  See a detailed map and neighborhood list HERE.

Read the steps below to get started and request a Community Safety training:


Our Community Safety Program offers education, community organizing, and trainings including Neighbors Together organizing, Enhanced Safety Properties, emergency communication systems navigation, personal safety, community advocacy, and more. The mission of the Community Safety Program is to:

Organize and coordinate partnerships to build safe communities that are connected, inclusive, and engaged.


Some of our community safety 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

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