Pride Week, Walking Beats, Coffee with a Cop and Boxing
Pride Weekend long Parades
Traffic: June 17-18, 2017
Over the weekend Traffic Division members took the lead with three different Pride Parade events.
On Saturday, there were two parades: the Transgender Parade and the annual Dyke Parade. Both events this day were hosted exclusively with Traffic Division members.
On Sunday, the annual Pride Parade was hosted, with around 20,000 participants and spectators to honor the Pride Weekend for all the LGBTQ community. There were multiple Bureau members who participated in walking the route as well as a contingency of Bureau members who were tasked with managing the movement of the event.
Traffic Division: June 17, 2017
Several members of the Traffic Division assisted with the annual Juneteenth Parade in NE Portland. The parade was successful, peaceful, and allowed Bureau members to engage the community and have a productive and open dialogue involving a multitude of current and past topics. The community members who were present were very thankful for the police support.
Parkrose Walking beat
North Precinct: June 13, 2017
Officers continued their walking beat in the Parkrose neighborhood, contacting several of the motor home residents who are parking on the streets around the area. During these contacts, most of the individuals indicated they would gladly move their trailers, if an established location was made available.
The homeless and transient population of the neighborhood remained the chief concern of the businesses and permanent residents of the area. Situations such as raw sewage leaking onto the street from campers were dealt with using assistance from North Neighborhood Response Team.
The overall sentiment from the neighborhood is one of appreciation for the efforts of the walking beat officers who are actively trying to find solutions to difficult problems.
Knockout Taco Boxing Match
North Precinct: June 17, 2017
The restaurant Knockout Taco, located across the street from the North Precinct hosted a boxing tournament and reached out to the North Precinct and asked that uniformed officers attend.
There was large turnout for the event which featured 20 matches throughout the course of the day.
There were participants from Portland's boxing clubs as well as boxers from Eugene, Madras, Hillsboro, Gresham and Kelso among others.
North Precinct Officers and Supervisors from each shift attended to show support and make a sincere outreach effort to the diverse crowd and young athletes. Sgt. Duilio and the Gang Enforcement Team, along with Chaplain Lewis, also attended and interacted with the young boxers. The hosts made it known that PPB's presence was greatly appreciated and in turn we were grateful to attend.
Community Event at the SW Mosque
Central Precinct: June 17, 2017
Central Precinct received an invitation to attend the open house Iftar dinner at Portland Rizwan Mosque in SW Portland. Officers received a tour of the Mosque, and community members were able to ask any questions they had.
Foot Patrol with PSU Technology
North Precinct: June 15, 2017
Two Officers contacted businesses in the Lloyd District. Portland Police and Portland State University are working to survey businesses and residents in this area regarding public safety.
Officers will be walking the Lloyd District during the next few weeks to complete the surveys on tablets, have conversations and listen. Sgt. Greg Stewart, will quantify and then disseminate the data Bureau-wide later in the summer.
Coffee with a Cop
North Precinct: June 15, 2017
The Starbucks at NE 15/Fremont hosted Coffee with A Cop, inviting the King neighborhood and 14 surrounding neighborhoods.
Officers Liday, Chapin, Loftus, Kirby-Glatkowski and Paisley attended the event and met many community members who engaged in good conversation. Community members enjoyed the opportunity to interact with officers and ask questions and/or express concerns. Officers handed out police stickers and basketball cards which were a hit with the kids.