Officers are involved in Community engagement continually throughout their day, however, the following list briefly captures larger events:
Back to school meet and greet
Multiple Units: August 30, 2017
Precincts, Traffic, Youth Services and Chief’s Office participated in Operation Back to School for several elementary schools this morning. Officers greeted kids and parents and gave out stickers, pencils, slurpee coupons and other PPB items. Media was encouraged to go to Vestal Elementary, where Chief Uehara and other officers greeted parents and children along with school officials. (photos)
Somali Festival Engagement
East Precinct: August 26, 2017
Bureau personnel took time today to stop by Rose City Park and meet with members of the Somali community at the Somalian Festival. The event was well attended by Somali Elders and Children. Stickers were handed out and photo ops taken. The Elders were pleased that the police stopped by to visit. (photos)
Peaceful Villa Home Forward Community BBQ
East Precinct: August 25, 2017
Officers attended the Peaceful Villa Community BBQ, where many senior and vulnerable adult residents live. Time was spent visiting with the residents, having lunch, answering questions and listening to lots of stories from the community members. Facility staff and residents alike expressed great appreciation for PPBs participation, and said it is very impactful for the residents.
End of Straight Way Services Summer Camp BBQ
North Precinct: August 24, 2017
North officers put on an end of camp BBQ for about 40 kids who attended the camp. The command post was brought out and food for 100 was served to kids and residents who stopped by to see what was going on. This is a continuation of a solid relationship with Pastor Dwight Minniweather and Straight Way Services. Many more events are planned in the upcoming months.
Shop With A Cop
Officers: August 23, 2017
More than 100 law enforcement personnel from Portland Police Bureau, Multnomah County Sheriff, Transit Police and several other city bureaus took approximately 270 kids shopping for back to school clothes through the Sunshine Division’s Izzy’s Kids Shop with a Cop program. Each year Fred Meyer and Camp Rosenbaum Foundation donate as well to ensure all kids go home with clothes and shoes, as well as a backpack full of back-to-school items. (photos)
Officers finish 2nd in softball tournament
Central Precinct: August 20, 2017
Still reeling from the loss in the basketball tournament earlier this year, the Entertainment Detail family of officers was challenged to a softball tournament by TopFlyte Entertainment group which was made up of over 35 employees and managers from downtown bars/nightclubs forming 4 teams.
Community engagement at Bosnian Mosque.
East Precinct: August 19, 2017
East precinct attended two events centered around Bosnian Muslims and their Mosque. The event started at the Mosque in the 12300 block of SE Foster in the morning then continued at Ron Russell Middle School in the afternoon where there was a picnic and soccer and basketball. Multiple officers showed up at both locations and mingled with the crowds. There were lots of positive contacts made during the combined events.
East Precinct Open house and Ice Cream social.
East Precinct: August 19, 2017
On August 19th, 2017 East Precinct hosted an Open House and Ice Cream Social where the public was invited in for a tour of the precinct along with getting to see and speak to different officers from some of the different units. The event was a large success and many positive contacts/relationships were made with the community.
Tongan community event-Montivilla Park.
Bureau-wide: August 19, 2017
Officers from multiple precincts, including the Chief's office, attended the 1st Tongan event. The event included a large number of Tongan people wearing traditional clothing/outfits. The group was very friendly, complimentary and appreciative of the showing by the Portland Police. Items were given out at the event including a large number of new backpacks for back to school. The event was a great success.
North Walking Beat Roundup
North Precinct: August 19, 2017
Over the last ten days, North Precinct has fielded six walking beat details. These have primarily been conducted in the Lloyd District, following up on concerns expressed by community members and business owners through surveys or discussions with officers. Many of the concerns focused on quality of life issues, such as aggressive panhandling, public drinking and transient camps.
Boys and Girls Clubs
North Precinct: August 18, 2017
Officers from North Precinct, YSD, EDU, Traffic, GET, K-9, and SERT participated in a community event with the Boys and Girls Club. Lunch was provided and handed out by the various officers and community members present. Approximately 200 children from the local area attended, who were able to ask questions about various equipment the officers provided.