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Community Policing Spotlight

Community Policing Fall 2018

DHS 25th Annual Oaks Park
Family Services
On Sunday, September 9, 2018, members of the Family Services Division, along with Chief Outlaw and Assistant Chief Resch, participated in this annual event hosted by the Department at of Human Services to welcome in the new school year for children in foster care, their parents and guardians. Part of the event included the distribution of backpacks of which hundreds were given out. New friends were made and a good time was had by all!

MCSO Citizens Academy Demo Night
K9 Unit
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy 2018. The citizens got to meet K9 Bora and learn about what dogs do for the police and the community.

Traffic Division
The Traffic Division assisted with the annual Marathon in Portland. The event hosted a Full Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, 5 mile run, and 4 mile park walk. The total number of entries amounted to around 3500 persons for all four events; and there were thousands of spectators along the entire route to cheer on and support the participants. The event proceeded smoothly and the Police Bureau members on site were able to cheer on and engage with participants while providing a solid safety barrier to the course for participants. Sgt. Paul Meyer completed his first 1/2 marathon using his hand cycle. This was a huge accomplishment for Paul after having been paralyzed in an on-duty accident over 5 years ago. Paul was flanked by several member of the PPB SERT team.   

AFSP Out of the Darkness / Suicide Prevention Walk
Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) members participated in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Out of the Darkness (Suicide Prevention / Awareness) walk. The walk took us from the Rose Quarter area, in a loop including the east bank esplanade and waterfront park areas. Officers had discussions with community members and various partners about the work the BHU does within the community.

Schoolyard Visit: Clarendon Early Learning Academy
Various Officers
Officers stopped by to say hello to a group of 3 and 4 year olds who were out playing in the schoolyard along with school staff. Officers handed out stickers and let them meet K9 Bora.  

Shop with a Cop
Youth Services
Officers were able to shop with Parkrose Middle School and High School students on a special shopping trip.

Monster March
Traffic Division
Officer Glaske of the Traffic Division was honored to lead the Monster March.

Girl Cops are Awesome
Various Officers
Community members got to meet a lot of women in policing and also meet K9 Bora.

City Christian Schools Veterans and First Responders Ceremony
East Precinct
Officers received hand-written thank-you notes from the school kids and met them at a special event.

Coffee with a Cop
Behavioral Health Unit
On November 15, 2018, the Behavioral Health Unit’s officers and clinicians were able to attend a “Coffee with a Cop” type gathering at No Wave Coffee. The event was coordinated by the staff at Cascadia’s Andrea Place, which is a transitional housing/care facility. BHU officers and clinicians had good, positive interactions with both the staff of Andrea Place and several residents.

St. Therese preschool presentation
East Precinct
The St. Therese preschool class has been learning about safety throughout November. They rounded out the month sharing their knowledge and asking questions of the officers in attendance.  

Classroom Time
North Precinct
A teacher requested that police read to classroom of 2 to 4 year olds. Officers stopped by to read books, talk about police work, show off uniform and car.

Community Policing Spotlight August 2018

Holiday Park BBQ
North Precinct
Officers helped prepare and serve hot dogs, chips, cookies etc. for park-users at Holladay Park. The event was held in partnership with Lloyd and the Parks Bureau, with donated food; 350-400 hot dogs were given out, stickers and pencils were distributed to children.  

Hillsboro HOPS Heroes Night
K9 Unit
Hillsboro Hops Heroes Night. K9 Bora and Officer Butcher attended the event with 12 other K9 Teams from around the Portland Metro Area. Every team was introduced with a member of the Hillsboro HOPS baseball team. This event recognized Law Enforcement Officers and Fire Fighters from throughout the Metro Area.

Ice Cream Event
K9 Unit
Ofc Butcher and K9 Bora responded to assist Gresham Police with an article search related to a call where a guy was knocking on a front door with a gun in his hand. After locating all of the evidence, a Gresham Sergeant bought ice cream for the young kids who assisted with the call at their apartment complex on this 92-degree day. The kids got to meet K9 Bora, get stickers representing both agencies and enjoy ice cream with the Police Officers.  

Piedmont Neighborhood BBQ
North Precinct
The Piedmont Neighborhood Association invited officers to their annual BBQ and intersection painting event.  

Neighborhood Block Party
Traffic Division
On August 11, 2018, since the street was closed off, Motorcycle Officer Byrd stopped by and let kids climb on board his motorcycle.

Brentwood Neighborhood National Night Out
K9 Unit
K9 officers visited with community members in the Brentwood Neighborhood during a National Night Out Party.  

St. John’s Neighborhood National Night Out
K9 Unit
Officer Butcher and K9 Bora visited with community members in the St John's Neighborhood.

Tip A Cop Special Olympics
Various Officers
PPB Officers and Cadets partnered with Special Olympics athletes/coaches to assist Old Spaghetti Factory wait staff and collect tips raising more than $3300 to support the Multnomah County Special Olympics program

Central Precinct Open House
Central Precinct
Central Precinct handed out ice cream to the crowd and had a fun photo booth as well at Multnomah Days. Neighborhood Response Team officers, Bike Theft Task Force and cadets from Central also were present. The Special Emergency Reaction Team, Traffic, and Personnel supported the event.

Tonga Festival
East Precinct
Assistant Chief Lee along with members from East Precinct enjoyed in the festivities with Portland’s Pacific Island community at the Tonga Festival.

Youth Dance
East Precinct
East Precinct officers attended a youth dance in District 940. They engaged with the youth in attendance and assisted Gang Outreach with handing out back to school supplies.  

Spanish Police Officer Visit
East Precinct
An East Precinct officer hosted an officer with the Madrid Municipal Police (Spain) in Portland. Officer Alvaro Escarpa (Madrid Police) enjoyed his visit and learning about the Portland Police Bureau.

Somali festival 
East Precinct
The second annual Somali Festival included food, music and a soccer tournament. Officers had a great time meeting everyone.

Autism Society of Oregon
North Precinct
North Precinct partnered with the Autism Society of Oregon in an event called Meet the First Responders. More than 70 community members were in attendance alongside North Precinct Officers, Portland Fire Bureau Station 8, AMR, and BOEC representatives to provide a safe place for people on the autism spectrum to meet some of the first responders they might meet in Portland during an emergency. This event was organized by North Precinct Officers as a way to introduce first responders in a non-emergency and relaxed setting.  

Back to School Mission kickoff at Vernon Elementary School
Various Officers
On the first day of school for Portland Public Schools, the Traffic Division and Youth Services Division partnered to increase awareness of the start of the new school year. This year the event was kicked off this year's mission by gathering at Vernon Elementary School to promote traffic safety and welcome students, families and faculty back to school. In total, about 13 sworn members were in attendance.



Community Policing Spotlight July 2018

Central Precinct 
Hillside Parade and National Night Out
Led the parade of community members from the Hillside community member (kids, adults, elderly, and pets) walking and riding bikes.  Also hosted ice cream socials and participated in numerous National Night Out events.

Special Olympics Torch Run
Various Officers 
Law Enforcement agencies in Multnomah County ran with the Special Olympics torch from PPB East Precinct to Gresham PD Rockwood station with Oregon Special Olympics athletes

Dodgeball Event
Various Officers 
Officers participated in a dodgeball event at Holy Redeemer. Everyone had a great time.

Feeding the Dragon
Chief’s Office
Assistant Chief Ryan Lee was given the honor of “feeding the dragon” at the end of the traditional lion and dragon dance performance at the opening of the community event.

Cully and Dawson Park
Tactical Operations Division
In the evening, members of Gang Enforcement Team walked through the new Cully Park and Dawson Park. Community members had complained about gang members congregating at the park recently. Officers met 50 community members, including around 35 youths under the age of 13. Many of those contacted were kids from Somali or other African country immigrants. Officers were told by several adults and kids that they appreciated them being there and invited them back.

Woodstock Block Party
East Precinct
Officers stopped by a block party in the Woodstock neighborhood. Officers chatted with kids and answered neighbors’ questions. Neighbors thanked officers and said they supported PPB.

Community Events
K9 Unit
K9 Bora participated along with 13 other K9 teams from around the state in 5 different events. After the events, the community was invited down onto the field to meet the K9 teams.

NICU Reunion at Randall Children’s Hospital
Tactical Operations Division
Officers participated in this annual event.

Autism Society of Oregon
North Precinct
Portland Police Bureau hosted a Q&A panel with the Autism Society of Oregon to answer questions, educate, and hear concerns from families impacted by autism.

Slavic Festival
East Precinct
Officers walked through the event speaking with vendors and community members, handing out stickers and having many conversations.

Paw Patrol
K9 Unit
"Paw Patrol" community event put on by Lloyd Center Mall had more than 2,500 people, mostly pre-school age kids and their families. K9 Bora got to meet "Paw Patrol" lead characters Chase and Marshall, along with hundreds of community members.

10th annual Portland women’s basketball 3x3 tournament
Various officers
Police (Super Troopers) vs Fire (Hosers): Police won 9-8!

Camp Rosenbaum
Various Officers
Portland Police Bureau’s partnership with Home Forward and Portland Air National Guard sponsors an overnight camp for youth in government subsidized housing (177 kids).  Camp Rosenbaum focus on developing values and characteristics of good community members as well as building relationships with police officers.


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.