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Community Policing Spotlight

Community Policing Spotlight: June 28, 2018


Word Is Bond Kick Of Banquet
June 28: Various Divisions
Officers attended this banquet to support the program that builds long-lasting relationships between African American youth and law enforcement to change stereotypes.

Ronald McDonald Summer Picnic
June 26:2018: Various Divisions
North, Transit, Canine and Motor Officers joined the Ronald McDonald House Charities Sumner Picnic on the Emanuel hospital campus. Officers interacted with kids, families, staff and volunteers. Transit K9 Minion was the star of the show.

Good in the Hood
June 24, 2018: Various Divisions
This year's event was back at King School and went great. There was an incredible attendance by the community. While the event was in North Precinct officers from North, the Gang Enforcement Team, East and Detectives all attended at different times.

Coffee/Coats/Shop with a Cop
June 23, 2018: East Precinct
Officers met with community members at Montavilla Park, along with Park Rangers and crime prevention personnel from the Office of Neighborhood Involvement.

PPB/Camp Rosenbaum Summer Camp
June 18-22: Various Divisions
Sworn and nonsworn members participated in this 5-day camp at Parkrose High School, coaching approximately 400 kids in various sports and subjects. In addition to community volunteers and partners, a myriad of agencies were represented, including Portland Parks and Recreation, Multnomah County Department of Community Justice, Beaverton Police, Gresham Police, Vancouver Police and MCSO.   


Community Policing Spotlight, June 17, 2018

Portland Pride Festival
June 17, 2018: Various Divisions
Officers and sworn personnel participated in the Portland Pride Festival, marched in the parade and greeted community members.

Hero Day at Randall Children’s Hospital
June 16, 2018: Central/North Precincts
Central and North sworn personnel attended the event and met with approximately 100 community members, pediatric patients, and their families while discussing what the police do and what tools are available to them. This event brightened the day of both community members and the Officers involved.

Ami’s Community Care Precinct Tour
June 15, 2018 East Precinct
Officers facilitated a tour for advocacy group for people with developmental disabilities.

Elder Abuse Awareness Day Proclamation
June 14, 2018: Family Services Division
Family Services Division personnel, along with representatives from the Multnomah County Adult Protective Service and the Domestic Violence Advocate program, presented before County Commissioner’s about the new county Elder and Vulnerable Adults Domestic Violence advocate. The commissioners also unanimously proclaimed June 14th  as Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

Portland Police Bureau K9 of the Year Award Ceremony

June 14, 2018: K9 Unit
Officers attended this annual event,  in which the community honors the K9 Unit.

Iftar MAC Celebration
June 7, 2018: Strategic Services
Members attend the Iftar celebration, along with the Muslim Advisory Council. This was an opportunity to build 

 understanding of great variety of difference in the Muslim community and similarities of all Portland communities.


Boy Scouts tour Central Precinct
June 6, 2018: Central Precinct
Approximately 24 Boy Scouts and their troop leaders where given a tour of Central Precinct. Officers discussed several topics such as community policing and the different branches of the Police Bureau. A K-9 Officer talked about the canine, their role and gave a demonstration

BoyStrength Summer Kickoff and Graduation
June 6, 2018: Family Services
BoyStrength Program Specialist, Monae Elliott hosted this event held at PPB Training Facility to celebrate the participants’ successful completion of 9 week program for middle school aged boys.


Community Policing Spotlight: March 23, 2018

Shamrock Run, St. Patrick's Day Parade, Foot Patrol and K9 event

40th Annual Shamrock Run
Traffic Division: March 18, 2018
On Sunday, March 18th the 40th Annual Shamrock Run was held in Portland. Nearly 25,000 participants took part in one of the six different running categories.

Once again our officers who worked this event were thanked over and over by all who took part in the event. Our officers in exchange were cheering on the participants and spreading the LUCK OF THE IRISH during this early Sunday morning event.

NE Neighborhood St. Patrick's Day Parade
Traffic Division: March 18, 2018
On Sunday, March 18, 2018 members of the Traffic Division assisted with the annual NE Neighborhood St. Paddy's Day Parade. This parade takes place in the Irvington neighborhood of NE Portland and has been a long time staple to this community.

Normally this event host just a few hundred people and spectators; however this year the size of the event nearly doubled to about 600 participants and spectators.  The weather was perfect for a parade, lots of candy, stickers, and fun was had by all. As with many of these small neighborhood parades, Traffic Division members find this is an excellent way to communicate and share in the fun.

Community Engagement - St. Agatha's Parade
Traffic Division: March 17, 2018
On Saturday, March 17, 2018, members of the Traffic Division assisted with the annual St. Agatha's St. Patrick's Day Parade.  Approximately 1500 parade participants and spectators filled the streets and sidewalks in the Sellwood and Moreland neighborhoods to help support this colorful community gathering.

Traffic Division members found this to be an excellent opportunity to engage the neighbors and participants, posed for pictures, handed out stickers, and helped provide a safe escort through the city streets.

East Precinct Community Engagement
East Precinct: March 6, 2018
Approximately 16 Riverside HS students, 2 Boardman police officers and their bus driver came to East Precinct for a tour. The students are in a law enforcement exploration class from Riverside High School in Boardman, Oregon. Some of these students are members of the Boardman Explorer Post while others are interested in law enforcement as a career.

The tour of East Precinct was so the students could compare the difference between a small agency and a large metro police bureau.

K-9 Unit Community Engagement Event
Traffic Division, March 4, 2018
Officer Ryan Hilsenteger and his police dog "Marko" participated in a K-9 demo followed by Q & A for the young ladies institute at the Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Officer Hilsenteger did such a magnificent job that he was invited back to speak and present to a larger group of Church dignitaries, to include the Archbishop of Oregon.

Officer Hilsenteger and Marko returned to the church as requested and participated in a demo and discussion regarding the PPB and specifically his experiences working as a patrol dog handler. It was reported that the Archbishop "loved" Officer Hilsenteger's presentation.

Foot Patrol: Meaningful Community Engagement
North Precinct: March 4, 2018
Throughout the autumn and winter months, North Officers have been specifically patrolling Normandale Park on foot to provide law enforcement services as well as perform community engagement. This park has seen an increase in car camping and therefore an increase in complaints from community members.

Officer Murphy decided to invest his time in a houseless couple who had been living out of their car. These types of living arraignments caused uncertainty for the couple and angst for area residents. Officer Murphy asked for the couple to email their resumes to him. A few days later, they did. A few days after that, Officer Murphy provided them with a headhunter contact who in turn gave one of them a job. As of this writing, they are still employed and no longer living out of their car. This ended the couple’s houseless status and ended the complaints.

Community Policing Spotlight: January 20, 2018

Walking Beat: Pub Crawl and Portland Adventist Academy

Walking Beat: Pub Crawl
Central Precinct: January 20, 2018

Officers from the Entertainment Detail performed a walking beat in the Hawthorne area to interact with community members participating in a pub crawl. Officers made dozens of community contacts and were thanked for keeping the event safe.

Portland Adventist Academy
East Precinct: January 9, 2018
On Tuesday, January 9th, 30 HS students (from Portland Adventist Academy) representing 9 countries received a tour of East Precinct. A few of the Chinese students were excited to learn that a sergeant spoke their language. The students were very thankful for the tour and the interaction with the officers.   



Community Policing Spotlight: November 17, 2017

Breaking Bread - Breaking Barriers, IRCO Teen Night, Immigration Symposium, Refugee Adjustment Day

The Maimonides Jewish Day School
Central Precinct: November 29, 2019

A Central Precinct Officer met with 30 students (K-8th grade)at the Jewish school.

The topics ranged from stranger danger to bicycle safety. Part of his discussion was carried around the world to other schools that were linked up, on the internet. There was a positive reaction from the students and Rabbi Wilhelm.

Breaking bread breaking barriers
East Precinct: November 19, 2017

Officers  came in before their normal shift to attend this month's Breaking Bread, Breaking Barriers. The event is aimed at creating opportunities to build relationships over dinner between communities of color and the police. This one was held at New Columbia in the community center. Officers were able to sit and talk with 8-10 kids and answered their questions about law enforcement.

IRCO teen night
East Precinct: November 18, 2017

Officers once again attended the IRCO Teen Night at Mt Scott Community center, coming in outside of normal work hours to spend time with immigrant and refugee kids mostly from the Africa House program. There were about 50 kids there who were very happy to see them and getting very comfortable with the officers being there.

Community Engagement - Immigration Symposium
Strategic Services: November 19, 2017

Office of Community Engagement participated in a 3-hour symposium on immigration along with Oregon Attorney General, immigration lawyers, community organizations, and 200 community members.

Refugee Adjustment Day
Gang Enforcement Team: November 18, 2017

An officer spent the morning at the “Refugee Adjustment Day” held at the Catholic Charities. This event is intended to provide recent refugees to the City an opportunity to find resources. One of the goals is to have refugees have a chance to meet and ask questions to a police officer. The feedback from the event is very positive and full of praise.

Community Engagement - with Somali community
Strategic Services: November 17, 2017

Office of Community Engagement, and members of Strategic Services met with a group of 150 Somali community members for a 2-hour discussion on police and community relationships. Through the use of an interpreter we had a very engaging conversation and the community has asked for a regular meeting to learn on an ongoing basis.