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Create a connected, safer and more resilient community
Do you know your neighbors? When neighbors know and look out for one another, they create a connected, safer and more resilient community, which is important for crime prevention efforts and recovery following a natural disaster. Getting involved in National Night Out is a great way to bring your neighbors together.
National Night Out (NNO) is an annual celebration held on the first Tuesday in August throughout the United States and Canada. During this time, community members gather at small block parties and neighborhood events to strengthen their relationships with one another in the spirit of creating safer neighborhoods. Plan your own party or attend one in your neighborhood.
Official date of NNO: Tuesday, August 1, 2017. In Portland, residents and businesses may hold a NNO party between Friday, July 28, 2017, and Sunday August 6, 2017.
Examples of NNO parties: block party, potluck or bbq in a neighbor’s backyard or driveway, ice cream social or Neighborhood Association event in the park.
Registration dates: Tuesday, June 6, 2017-Tuesday, July 18, 2017.
Why Register? You can request police or fire fighters at your event, noise variances and more. There are no guarantees, but police and fire will try to attend registered parties on the official date of NNO.
Visit www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/nno to:
*Register your party. You must register with the City of Portland for the benefits mentioned. Please note that National Town Watch is not affiliated with the City of Portland.
*Find a party—info will be available toward the end of July
*Find more about NNO
If you need assistance with registration, please call 503-823-4064.
Kenton Community Foot Patrol meets for their first walk
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
Take steps to secure personal and financial transactions online
For online purchases during the holidays, be cautious about the companies you do business with and take steps to secure your transactions:
For more information about online shopping safety, visit https://staysafeonline.org
Take steps to prevent your packages from being stolen during the holiday season
Package theft typically increases during the holidays. To prevent it, choose a safer delivery option:
If it is offered, track the status of your delivery by email, text, or other alert. If you are going on vacation, make sure that no shipments will be delivered while you are away.
Although camera surveillance is beneficial to your home’s overall security, it will not deter package thieves.
Please be alert and report crime and suspicious activity in your neighborhood such as someone stealing a package or trailing a delivery truck by bike or car. For immediate threats to life or property or crimes in progress, call 9-1-1. For non-immediate threats occurring in Portland, call the police non-emergency number at 503-823-3333.
For more package theft prevention tips, click on our brochure: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/507822
Car prowl prevention strategies for the holiday season
During the holidays, busy residents frequently leave packages and luggage in their cars while shopping and running errands. In anticipation of this happening, car prowlers case shopping areas, targeting cars that contain valuables that are visible. Thieves can break into a car within seconds. Please take extra precautions to prevent car prowls this holiday season:
For more car prowl prevention tips, visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/320547
For more holiday shopping safety tips, see: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/555021