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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

1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 114, Portland, OR 97204

Community Foot Patrols

A Foot Patrol is a trained group of volunteers organized to increase the safety and livability of their neighborhood.  They walk their neighborhood streets, parks, or schools to deter crime and report incidents and problems, rather than sit back and hope that someone else will take care of any crime or livability problems.  Foot Patrol members are actively and directly involved in solving those problems in a community-based, non-confrontational manner.  Foot Patrols collaborate with the City's Crime Prevention Coordinators, police, neighborhood coalitions and associations, schools, parks personnel, and area businesses to help make sure that neighborhood problems receive a prompt and effective response.  A Foot Patrol is a great way to meet like-minded people, contribute to your community, and get some exercise too! 

Neighbors interested in organizing a Community Foot Patrol should contact their local Crime Prevention Coordinator You can also read our Establishing Your Foot Patrol handout and the Community Foot Patrol Manual to get more information.