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The City of Portland, Oregon

Neighborhood Involvement

Building inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities.

ONI Main: 503-823-4519

City/County Info: 503-823-4000

TDD: 503-823-6868

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

Parkrose Heights

Crime Prevention Coordinator: 

Stacey Vu 503.823.5532

Crime Prevention Coordinators (CPCs) are members of the Crime Prevention Program who are assigned to specific neighborhoods to assist community members in organizing, educating, and creating partnerships to reduce crime and increase livability. Your CPC achieves this by offering education, community organizing and problem-solving advice, and training on issues of crime and public safety.

Crime Prevention Coordinators can provide in-person training for your group on a variety of crime prevention topics. Each topic requires at least 15 minutes to cover, but can take as long as an hour for an in-depth discussion. One approach is to combine several topics together in one training for brief coverage of each. All of our training topics and material can be found at Some of our prevention topics for residential and commercial training include:

Prevention Training Topics (Residential)

  • Bicycle theft
  • Burglary
  • Residential CPTED
  • Car prowl
  • Car theft
  • Identity theft
  • Package theft
  • Recognizing & responding to illegal activity

Prevention Training Topics (Commercial)

  • Burglary
  • Car prowl
  • Car theft
  • Workplace CPTED
  • Holiday shopping crime prevention strategies
  • Shoplift prevention
  • Recognizing & responding to illegal activity

Trainings can be tailored for your specific group’s needs. Training must occur within the Portland city limits; coordinators request a minimum of ten participants. Trainings are designed for the understanding and maturity of adults and older teens. Trainings are usually scheduled 4 to 6 weeks in advance. If your group is interested in a topic we don’t offer (e.g. traffic safety or emergency preparedness), we may be able to make a referral to a local trainer who does offer the topic.

 To request a training, please visit our Training Request page at

If you are wanting to start a Neighborhood Watch, contact our Neighborhood Watch Program Coordinators:

Mark Wells 503.823.2781 or Cassondra Rosales 503.823.3131