Coffee with a Cop: East Portland Coffee Roasters
East Precinct: May 24, 2017
Several East Precinct Officers, along with command from the Chiefs Office, participated in another Coffee with a Cop event. This event was hosted at East Portland Coffee Roasters and was well received, with many community members saying they appreciated the time with PPB and the opportunity for conversation. Several citizens conveyed concerns about homeless issues, motor homes, area drug houses, and other chronic problems.
Silvercress Retirement Home
Family Services: May 25, 2017
Family Services personnel were invited to speak to residents of a retirement about physical and internet safety. Approximately 25 residents gathered for the presentation and over an hour of Q&A on the presentation, protests, and other crimes against seniors.
International Optimist Club - Respect for Law Award
North Precinct: May 25, 2017
North Precinct Officer Mike Chapin was selected by the Gresham Optimist Club to receive their Respect for Law Award. This is presented annually to honor the work, dedication and sacrifice of local Law Enforcement Officers whose work exemplifies past award winners including Portland Officers Dennis Alan Darden, Colleen Waibel and Thomas Jeffries.
Pizza and Police Roundtable Discussion
Benson Polytechnic High School
Youth Services: May 25, 2017
Sworn members from Personnel, North Precinct, Youth Services and the Behavioral Health Unit attended an event hosted by Benson's Black Student Union in the gymnasium. Approximately 60 students joined the officers and staff for food and a facilitated conversation on a variety of topics, including our personal motivations for becoming an officer, civil rights, use of force, and current trends in police response to mental health crises.
Safety Patrol Picnic
Youth Services: May 24-25, 2017
Officers and Supervisors from YSD, along with our school district partners from PPS, David Douglas and Parkrose, participated in the annual Safety Patrol picnic at Oaks Park.
Officers prepared and served lunches to approximately 2800 Safety Patrol students from participating schools, and interacted with these students as they enjoyed the rides and events at the park. The Safety Patrol picnic has been an annual tradition for many years, and allows officers an opportunity to say "Thank you" to the students who serve in the Safety Patrol program, and to continue building positive connections with youth in the communities we serve.
Foot Patrol on Mississippi Ave
North Precinct: May 23, 2017
North precinct members conducted a foot patrol in the Mississippi District. Numerous residents and businesses were contacted on the 45-minute patrol.
Issues referencing crime and ordinances were discussed such as OLCC regulations and fraudsters targeting stores in the neighborhood.
Sellwood Middle School Parade
Traffic Division: May 23, 2017
The Traffic Division assisted with the annual Sellwood Middle School Parade. The parade consisted of community members, students from Sellwood Middle School, and many community members who lined the streets to watch the parade. The Police Bureau members who helped with the event were greatly appreciated and thanked for their assistance.
Continuing mission in Old Town
Central Precinct: May 19, 2017
Officers continued a directed patrol mission in the Old town area, focusing on illegal drug use. Many community members contacted police to indicate their thanks for the efforts.