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The City of Portland, Oregon

Police Bureau

Sworn to protect. Dedicated to serve.

Phone: 503-823-0000

Fax: 503-823-0342

Non-Emergency: 503-823-3333

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

Home Security Program

Home Security Program
You may be eligible for free locks from the Portland Police Bureau.
The Home Security Program installs free deadbolt locks and other security hardware on houses of eligible senior homeowners. This program is funded through the Portland Police Bureau and the Bureau of Housing and Community Development.
Trained home security specialists will be sent to eligible homes to perform the following security procedures:
  • Install deadbolt locks on exterior doors.
  • Drill and pin windows on the first floor.
While these security precautions do not guarantee that a house will not be broken into, studies have shown that even minimal security measures can reduce your chances of being victimized.
To qualify you must:
  • Be 55 years or older.
  • Own or buying the house you are living in. Renters are not eligible.
  • Live within the city limits of Portland.
  • Be under the 50% income limit.*
*For persons who are disabled or have been the victim of crime, we can waive the age limit and move up to the 80% income level.
Median Income Percentages
Household Size
Remember, this program is free to eligible homeowners. If you would like additional information about the Home Security Program, or have questions about qualifying, please call:
Portland Police Bureau
Forensic Evidence Division