This last week, members of the newly formed Kenton Community Foot Patrol held their first kick-off walk. We met at Poises café and headed to Kenton Park. Two Park Rangers reviewed the Ranger program and park rules and regulations. We discussed how the foot patrol can help keep tabs on Kenton Park.
We then met with three Portland Police Officers near the Village School. After introductions, Sgt. Hayes provided some basic information on how North Precinct and the Patrol Division operate. He and his Officers are looking forward to working more directly with the Kenton Community. Two of the Officers continued on our walk as we traveled down Denver Ave. and returned to Downtown Kenton.
Thanks to the members of the Kenton Community Foot Patrol for stepping up and making a difference in their neighborhood!
For more info on Community Foot Patrols:
A Foot Patrol is a trained group of non-confrontational volunteers
organized to increase the safety and livability of their neighborhood.They walk their neighborhood streets, parks or schools to build community and identify and report problem areas. They may also identify projects for the group to work on that enhance the livability and vitality of the neighborhood. To learn more about FPs, please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/320556