The Maimonides Jewish Day School
Central Precinct: November 29, 2019
A Central Precinct Officer met with 30 students (K-8th grade)at the Jewish school.
The topics ranged from stranger danger to bicycle safety. Part of his discussion was carried around the world to other schools that were linked up, on the internet. There was a positive reaction from the students and Rabbi Wilhelm.
Breaking bread breaking barriers
East Precinct: November 19, 2017
Officers came in before their normal shift to attend this month's Breaking Bread, Breaking Barriers. The event is aimed at creating opportunities to build relationships over dinner between communities of color and the police. This one was held at New Columbia in the community center. Officers were able to sit and talk with 8-10 kids and answered their questions about law enforcement.
IRCO teen night
East Precinct: November 18, 2017
Officers once again attended the IRCO Teen Night at Mt Scott Community center, coming in outside of normal work hours to spend time with immigrant and refugee kids mostly from the Africa House program. There were about 50 kids there who were very happy to see them and getting very comfortable with the officers being there.
Community Engagement - Immigration Symposium
Strategic Services: November 19, 2017
Office of Community Engagement participated in a 3-hour symposium on immigration along with Oregon Attorney General, immigration lawyers, community organizations, and 200 community members.
Refugee Adjustment Day
Gang Enforcement Team: November 18, 2017
An officer spent the morning at the “Refugee Adjustment Day” held at the Catholic Charities. This event is intended to provide recent refugees to the City an opportunity to find resources. One of the goals is to have refugees have a chance to meet and ask questions to a police officer. The feedback from the event is very positive and full of praise.
Community Engagement - with Somali community
Strategic Services: November 17, 2017
Office of Community Engagement, and members of Strategic Services met with a group of 150 Somali community members for a 2-hour discussion on police and community relationships. Through the use of an interpreter we had a very engaging conversation and the community has asked for a regular meeting to learn on an ongoing basis.