To celebrate Crime Prevention Awareness Month, the City of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention Program and its public safety partners have planned a series of FREE events for the month of October. No registration is required for these events.
Training: Bicycle Safety and Security
Wednesday, October 19th, 5:15-6:15pm
Multnomah County Building, 501 SE Grand
Learn how to protect your two-wheeler and yourself from traffic hazards and theft.
Contact: Havilah Ferschweiler, 503-823-0540, [email protected]
Forum: Public Transit Safety
Thursday, October 20th from 6:30-8:30pm
East Precinct, 737 SE 106th Avenue
Portland has a great public transportation system, but people don’t always feel safe riding it. This forum focuses on how to be safe waiting for, riding on, and exiting from buses and light rail. Bring your questions.
Contact: Katherine Anderson, 503-823-3432, [email protected]
Clean Up: Graffiti Removal
Saturday, October 22nd from 9am-1pm
Mt. Scott Presbyterian Church, 5512 SE 73rd Avenue
Help improve the livability of your neighborhood and experience the satisfaction of removing graffiti.
Contact: Dennis LoGiudice, 503-823-9666, [email protected]
Turn-In: Gun Turn-In
Saturday, October 22nd, 10am-2pm
Rose Garden/Memorial Coliseum, Benton Parking lot
Turn in a working firearm and receive a $50 gift certificate from Ceasefire Oregon. Firearms will be destroyed.
Contact: Mary Tompkins, 503-823-4763, [email protected]
Party: Community Policing Reception honoring SW Portland officers
Monday, October 24th at 7pm
Multnomah Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, auditorium
This annual reception honors the wonderful officers who patrol SW Portland.
Contact: Stefanie Adams, 503-823-3131, [email protected]
Hands-on: Engraving party
Wednesday, October 26th from 7-9pm
Kenton Firehouse, 8105 N. Brandon Street
Learn how to mark your property so you can reclaim it if it is stolen. Bring items you’d like to engrave.
Contact: Mark Wells, 503-823-4098, [email protected]
Turn-In: Prescription Drug Turn-In
Sat, Oct 29th, 2011 from 10am to 2pm
3 locations: Fred Meyer, 7404 N Interstate; Fred Meyer, 1111 NE 102nd Avenue; and Portland State University, 1880 SW 6th.
Time to clean out the medicine cabinet! Dispose of unwanted meds while protecting young people and water quality.
Contact: Jenni Bernheisel, 503-823-2781, [email protected]
“Our logo states ‘Crime Prevention Around the Block, Crime Prevention Around the Clock,’ says Stephanie Reynolds, the manager of the City’s Crime Prevention Program at the Office of Neighborhood Involvement. “Even so, October is a stand-out month for us. Our staff has prepared a variety of trainings and events to celebrate Crime Prevention Awareness Month. There is something for everyone!”