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Neighborhood Involvement

Building inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities.

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1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204

Problem Solving Advice

  • A Crime Prevention Coordinator assists a member of the public over the phone

Crime Prevention Coordinators work with various individuals and groups to solve crime problems. This problem-solving might be as brief as a short phone conversation, or could last for weeks or months, depending on the nature of the problem. A CPPC often works as a catalyst, bringing together the appropriate agencies who can effect change on the problem location or situation. Some of the problems that CPPCs frequently work to solve include: drug houses, rashes of burglaries or car prowls, chronic nuisance locations, gang activity, problem liquor establishments, and public safety issues in parks.


To help solve these types of problems, a Crime Prevention Coordinator might utilize some of the following strategies and tools:

  • Give advice over the phone
  • Refer someone to the appropriate agency
  • Teach people how to document and report problems
  • Organize a community meeting to educate and mobilize neighbors
  • Bring together stakeholders for a problem-solving meeting
  • Develop Good Neighbor Agreements and Partnership Agreements between parties
  • Evaluate physical sites for possible security improvements
  • Assist with documenting & developing cases that fall under crime-related City ordinances

Crime Prevention Coordinators

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Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

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