We were joined at our June meeting by Marianna Lomanto of the Office of Neighborhood Involvement. Marianna discussed a variety of topics, including crime prevention, emergency preparedness, and block parties in conjunction with National Night Out. Here are links to some great resources available from the Office of Neighborhood Involvement.
Interested in throwing a block party for National Night Out? It’s easy! Just visit ONI’s National Night Out page for details on how to get started. Got a question that wasn’t answered on their site? Email them directly!
Crime Prevention Resources:
· Crime prevention techniques (also available in Spanish, Russian, and Vietnamese)
· How to Start a Neighborhood Watch
· How to Start a Community Foot Patrol
· Accessing Crime Prevention Services in Spanish
Additionally, Portland Police Bureau has a tool that allows residents to review reported crimes by neighborhood and citywide. You can access the site here. Did you know, you can file a police report with PPB for a crime that has already occurred and there’s no suspect information? Just call the Non-Emergency number at 503-823-3333. You can also report certain crimes that meet the criteria for online reporting here.