Officers are involved in Community engagement continually throughout their day, however, the following list briefly captures larger events:
Laurelhurst Park Missions
Central Precinct: July 11-12, 2017
On 7/11 and 7/12, Central Patrol, Central Neighborhood Response Team and various contract cleanup crews conducted multiple missions in and around Laurelhurst Park to address the immediate conditions leading to livability offenses.
Over the course of two days, multiple cleanups were conducted by PPS and Rapid Response, and over 35 people living in and around the park were referred to services. During today’s mission, several children were in the park and a 5 year old child brought a used syringe to an officer. Five warnings were issued for violations of park rules, and two exclusions were issued for subjects drinking alcohol in the park. Area Service Cards and shelter referrals were provided for available shelter space. Despite being offered beds in a shelter that are currently available with no wait, every person contacted refused this service. In addition to the person contacts, over two truckloads of property were collected as part of a nuisance abatement program.
Weekend Foot Patrols in Cully and Parkrose Neighborhoods
North Precinct: July 9, 2017
Thanks to the Public Space Outreach and Management grant, Parkrose saw a walking beat in the evening hours yesterday. Two Officers contacted local businesses. While patrolling on foot, the Officers received a lot of positive feedback from businesses and citizens regarding their visible presence in the area; the patrol talked with about fifty community members that day.
Officers made an appearance at a lemonade stand in the Cully Neighborhood on foot. They met with a little girl who had the idea of bringing a cup of lemonade to a houseless man up the street. The Officers and the girl walked up and gave the man the cup of lemonade. Officers explained to the man that it was the girl’s idea to bring him the lemonade; the man almost started crying and thanked the foot patrol for being so kind to him.
IRCO - Refugee Needs Assessment
Strategic Services: July 8, 2017
On Saturday, IRCO held there community need's assessment conference. PPB Chief Marshman, Cmdr King and Ofc. Haunsperger were there to support IRCO's efforts to assist in prioritizing needs of newly-arrived as well as established refugee community members.