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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-Officer Lisa Fort

Neighborhood Response Team Officer Lisa Fort is the definition of a Public Safety Partner. When she was assigned to Central Precinct’s inner east side neighborhoods to address problems associated with chronic camping, she did so with a passion for helping the individuals experiencing homelessness and the neighbors alike. Officer Fort focused her organizing efforts in the area of 11th and SE Stark where camping created significant impacts on the immediate neighborhood. She contacted nearby businesses and solicited their participation in improving the neighborhood, offering Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) ideas on territoriality, lighting, landscaping and maintenance. She was very responsive to the requests for service and kept a positive attitude when working with area businesses as well as campers. She encouraged businesses to work together and create a Local Improvement District. She also formed relationships with individuals experiencing homelessness, doing her best to provide resources and services. Officer Fort was a major catalyst for much needed improvements in the area!