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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

2015-Friends of Riverplace

Thanks to Susan West, Marlon Bump and Deputy Shanks, the Riverplace Marina is a safe place for the community to enjoy and for boaters to dock. Susan, Marlon and Deputy Shanks contacted Crime Prevention in early 2015 to start a Community Foot Patrol for the Riverplace Marina, located just south of the Hawthorne Bridge. The public docks at this marina had become over-run by loitering, drug dealing, and off-leash dogs. Community members were feeling unsafe and increasingly frustrated by the continued violations of park rules. Susan, Marlon and Deputy Shanks were instrumental in organizing one of the largest Foot Patrols in recent times with the City of Portland. The Friends of Riverplace foot patrol is thriving with upwards of thirty-five volunteers. Because of their regular and random safety walks around the marina docks, the community can feel safer while enjoying this space.