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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

Problem Solving Resources and Trainings

  • A Community Safety Coordinator assists a member of the public over the phone

Community Safety Coordinators work with communities to collectively find safety solutions. We help to coordinate public and community resources and to connect to the appropriate agency representatives to effect change together. 


A Community Safety Coordinator might utilize some of the following strategies and tools:

  • Give advice over the phone
  • Refer someone to the appropriate agency
  • Provide a training on how to navigate public safety systems and resources 
  • Organize a community meeting to educate and mobilize neighbors
  • Bring together stakeholders for a problem-solving meeting
  • Help develop partnership agreements 
  • Evaluate physical sites for possible security improvements
  • Assist with documenting & developing cases that fall under crime-related City ordinances

Public Safety Resources

Public safety and crime prevention resources document

City/County Information & Referral

For all your questions about City of Portland and Multnomah County government services