DHS 25th Annual Oaks Park
On Sunday, September 9, 2018, members of the Family Services Division, along with Chief Outlaw and Assistant Chief Resch, participated in this annual event hosted by the Department at of Human Services to welcome in the new school year for children in foster care, their parents and guardians. Part of the event included the distribution of backpacks of which hundreds were given out. New friends were made and a good time was had by all!
MCSO Citizens Academy Demo Night
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy 2018. The citizens got to meet K9 Bora and learn about what dogs do for the police and the community.
The Traffic Division assisted with the annual Marathon in Portland. The event hosted a Full Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, 5 mile run, and 4 mile park walk. The total number of entries amounted to around 3500 persons for all four events; and there were thousands of spectators along the entire route to cheer on and support the participants. The event proceeded smoothly and the Police Bureau members on site were able to cheer on and engage with participants while providing a solid safety barrier to the course for participants. Sgt. Paul Meyer completed his first 1/2 marathon using his hand cycle. This was a huge accomplishment for Paul after having been paralyzed in an on-duty accident over 5 years ago. Paul was flanked by several member of the PPB SERT team.
AFSP Out of the Darkness / Suicide Prevention Walk
Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) members participated in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Out of the Darkness (Suicide Prevention / Awareness) walk. The walk took us from the Rose Quarter area, in a loop including the east bank esplanade and waterfront park areas. Officers had discussions with community members and various partners about the work the BHU does within the community.
Schoolyard Visit: Clarendon Early Learning Academy
Officers stopped by to say hello to a group of 3 and 4 year olds who were out playing in the schoolyard along with school staff. Officers handed out stickers and let them meet K9 Bora.
Shop with a Cop
Officers were able to shop with Parkrose Middle School and High School students on a special shopping trip.
Officer Glaske of the Traffic Division was honored to lead the Monster March.
Girl Cops are Awesome
Community members got to meet a lot of women in policing and also meet K9 Bora.
City Christian Schools Veterans and First Responders Ceremony
Officers received hand-written thank-you notes from the school kids and met them at a special event.
Coffee with a Cop
Behavioral Health Unit
On November 15, 2018, the Behavioral Health Unit’s officers and clinicians were able to attend a “Coffee with a Cop” type gathering at No Wave Coffee. The event was coordinated by the staff at Cascadia’s Andrea Place, which is a transitional housing/care facility. BHU officers and clinicians had good, positive interactions with both the staff of Andrea Place and several residents.
St. Therese preschool presentation
The St. Therese preschool class has been learning about safety throughout November. They rounded out the month sharing their knowledge and asking questions of the officers in attendance.
A teacher requested that police read to classroom of 2 to 4 year olds. Officers stopped by to read books, talk about police work, show off uniform and car.