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Community Policing Spotlight August 2018

Holiday Park BBQ
North Precinct
Officers helped prepare and serve hot dogs, chips, cookies etc. for park-users at Holladay Park. The event was held in partnership with Lloyd and the Parks Bureau, with donated food; 350-400 hot dogs were given out, stickers and pencils were distributed to children.  

Hillsboro HOPS Heroes Night
K9 Unit
Hillsboro Hops Heroes Night. K9 Bora and Officer Butcher attended the event with 12 other K9 Teams from around the Portland Metro Area. Every team was introduced with a member of the Hillsboro HOPS baseball team. This event recognized Law Enforcement Officers and Fire Fighters from throughout the Metro Area.

Ice Cream Event
K9 Unit
Ofc Butcher and K9 Bora responded to assist Gresham Police with an article search related to a call where a guy was knocking on a front door with a gun in his hand. After locating all of the evidence, a Gresham Sergeant bought ice cream for the young kids who assisted with the call at their apartment complex on this 92-degree day. The kids got to meet K9 Bora, get stickers representing both agencies and enjoy ice cream with the Police Officers.  

Piedmont Neighborhood BBQ
North Precinct
The Piedmont Neighborhood Association invited officers to their annual BBQ and intersection painting event.  

Neighborhood Block Party
Traffic Division
On August 11, 2018, since the street was closed off, Motorcycle Officer Byrd stopped by and let kids climb on board his motorcycle.

Brentwood Neighborhood National Night Out
K9 Unit
K9 officers visited with community members in the Brentwood Neighborhood during a National Night Out Party.  

St. John’s Neighborhood National Night Out
K9 Unit
Officer Butcher and K9 Bora visited with community members in the St John's Neighborhood.

Tip A Cop Special Olympics
Various Officers
PPB Officers and Cadets partnered with Special Olympics athletes/coaches to assist Old Spaghetti Factory wait staff and collect tips raising more than $3300 to support the Multnomah County Special Olympics program

Central Precinct Open House
Central Precinct
Central Precinct handed out ice cream to the crowd and had a fun photo booth as well at Multnomah Days. Neighborhood Response Team officers, Bike Theft Task Force and cadets from Central also were present. The Special Emergency Reaction Team, Traffic, and Personnel supported the event.

Tonga Festival
East Precinct
Assistant Chief Lee along with members from East Precinct enjoyed in the festivities with Portland’s Pacific Island community at the Tonga Festival.

Youth Dance
East Precinct
East Precinct officers attended a youth dance in District 940. They engaged with the youth in attendance and assisted Gang Outreach with handing out back to school supplies.  

Spanish Police Officer Visit
East Precinct
An East Precinct officer hosted an officer with the Madrid Municipal Police (Spain) in Portland. Officer Alvaro Escarpa (Madrid Police) enjoyed his visit and learning about the Portland Police Bureau.

Somali festival 
East Precinct
The second annual Somali Festival included food, music and a soccer tournament. Officers had a great time meeting everyone.

Autism Society of Oregon
North Precinct
North Precinct partnered with the Autism Society of Oregon in an event called Meet the First Responders. More than 70 community members were in attendance alongside North Precinct Officers, Portland Fire Bureau Station 8, AMR, and BOEC representatives to provide a safe place for people on the autism spectrum to meet some of the first responders they might meet in Portland during an emergency. This event was organized by North Precinct Officers as a way to introduce first responders in a non-emergency and relaxed setting.  

Back to School Mission kickoff at Vernon Elementary School
Various Officers
On the first day of school for Portland Public Schools, the Traffic Division and Youth Services Division partnered to increase awareness of the start of the new school year. This year the event was kicked off this year's mission by gathering at Vernon Elementary School to promote traffic safety and welcome students, families and faculty back to school. In total, about 13 sworn members were in attendance.