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The City of Portland, Oregon

Police Bureau

Sworn to protect. Dedicated to serve.

Phone: 503-823-0000

Non-Emergency: 503-823-3333

1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Family Services Division

10225 East Burnside (Click here for map)

Portland, OR 97216


503-823-0078 Fax

Mission Statement

The Family Services Division of the Portland Police Bureau is working to reduce crime, violence and victimization in families, especially concerning domestic relationships, children and the elderly, through criminal investigations, law enforcement, victim assistance and community partnerships.

A Message from the Captain

The Family Services Division of the Portland Police Bureau is charged with investigating crimes perpetrated against vulnerable populations within our community. Members consist of a unique blend of sworn police personnel and civilian employees who are dedicated to serving fragile victim populations. Police officers, detectives, sergeants, victim advocates and volunteers, and other staff have been carefully selected based on their skills, level of experience, and abilities to work with victims.

The Family Services Division works closely with several law enforcement agencies, social service agencies and community-based organizations throughout the metropolitan area in order to combat crime and violence against children; senior and vulnerable adults; and families. Through these collaborative efforts, we are able to coordinate investigations and provide a comprehensive system of care.

Within the Division is the Special Victims Unit, which is tasked with protecting specific victim populations. the Domestic Violence Reduction Unit , the Vulnerable Adult and Elder Crimes Unit.

The Division also includes the  Child Abuse Team as well as three additional units that promote prevention and early intervention: WomenStrength, GirlStrength and BoyStrength.

We care about victims and work diligently to protect them while holding criminals accountable.

Child Abuse Team (C.A.T.)

The Multnomah County Child Abuse Team (CAT) which includes detectives from the Portland Police Bureau, Gresham Police Department and Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office. CAT partners with the District Attorney’s Office, the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Child Abuse Response and Evaluation Services (CARES) Northwest to form the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) for Multnomah County. There is a designated MDT in every county in Oregon.


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