City/County Info: 503-823-4000
1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204
What is Neighbors Together
Neighbors Together goes beyond the traditional “watch” approach still connecting neighbors but with an emphasis on community building. Neighbor Together activates multiple collaborative and creative solutions to community safety. The Justice for Families' Night Out for Safety & Democracy expresses this idea with:
"I don't watch my neighbors. I see them. We make our community safer together."
Our training supports neighbors to work with each other, with the City, and with community to better address a broad range of related public safety considerations such as active transportation, emergency preparedness, personal safety, community advocacy, and more.
How to Activate Neighbors Together
Step 1: Meet with your neighbors or community.
Step 2: Identify community safety interests.
Step 3: Connect with your Community Safety Coordinators for a training.
Step 4: Organize a meeting to create a plan that helps address safety related goals-include some effective ways to conduct a productive meeting.
Step 5: Collaborate on safety efforts and access resources provided at the training.
Schedule a Training
We coordinate trainings tailored to the safety interests of your group. Trainings are offered to groups who live, work, go to school, and 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:
Emergency preparedness awareness
Personal safety awareness
Transportation & pedestrian safety awareness
Public safety systems
Community advocacy & organizing
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
Bicycle theft prevention
Multi-dwelling safety (apartments, condos, duplexes)
Burglary prevention (commercial/residential)
Information about the Neighbors Together trainings
Workbook from the Neighbors Together training.
Contact your Community Safety East Team by completing this form and someone from your team will be in contact as soon as possible
Contact your Community Safety Central Team by completing this form and someone from your team will be in contact as soon as possible
Contact your Community Safety North Team by completing this form and someone from your team will be in contact as soon as possible