The Neighborhood Training by the East Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) Sgt. Teig, is designed to provide information, resources, and materials available to mitigate public safety and livability issues in East Precinct neighborhoods.
About the training: This training is geared towards community members, who will then be able to train/share this information with other neighbors. The purpose of the training is to equip you with the tools necessary to train and engage your respective community members regarding East Precinct initiatives about public safety and livability issues. The training is designed to provide information and materials needed to navigate the different resources available for mitigating these issues.
To attend, RSVP to Marianna Lomanto, Crime Prevention Coordinator at Office of Neighborhood Involvement.
Commander Brian Parman opened the meeting with information about the progress in hiring new officers for the bureau. Although nearly 100 people have been hired there are still open positions and it takes 18 month from the beginning of training until an officer is working independently.
Captain Mike Crebs gave a riveting presentation on the Traffic Division. The majority of officers assigned to traffic are motorcycle qualified. These motor officers go through a two week training course in which 50% of those beginning don’t qualify. Once qualified and
Once assigned to the Traffic Division the motorcycle officers usually work afternoon shift and are paid hazardous duty pay. They take their motorcycles home with them and are responsible for their upkeep.
The Traffic Division writes thousands of citations and warnings throughout the year to try to keep the city streets safe and decrease the number of accidents. The division also has a Major Crash Team that is responsible for investigating serious and fatal crashes.
Along with their other duties motorcycle officers work special events, such as parades, athletic events, free speech gatherings.
It is the focus of the Traffic Division to eliminate pedestrian deaths and fatal crashes by 2025 through Vision Zero. Special attention is being paid to High Crash Corridors and drunk or impaired drivers.
He also provided a list of red light and fixed speed cameras (see below):
Red Light Cameras:
NE Cesar Chavez @ NE Sandy Blvd
NE Grand Ave @ E Burnside St
W Burnside St. @ NW 19th Ave (going to be temporarily removed in spring due to construction)
Lieutenant Jason Pearce, who loved the many years he spent working with police dogs, ended the meeting by reminding all of us that the Canine Unit is also an important part of the Traffic Division – if not the most important!
EPIC’s next meeting will be held on March 28, 2018. Join them at that time to Meet the New Chief. Chief Danielle Outlaw will be their keynote speaker. She will share her ideas on the state of the city of Portland and her philosophy of policing in the 21st Century.
Most of us drive to get to where we want to go. Usually we feel safe on the road, but who do we expect to help us when something goes wrong? Who investigates serious vehicular injuries and fatal collisions? Who enforces DUII laws and major traffic crimes? Who provides traffic control for parades, demonstrations and motorcades?
Captain Mike Crebs will address these and other questions about the Portland Police Bureau’s Traffic Division on Wednesday January 24th.
Other agenda items:
Vision for East Precinct
Name Recognition Interaction
Please bring a friend or neighbor. This is a meeting that you won’t want to miss! For more information, contact Dave Smith at Dave.Smith@portlandoregon.gov.
At the beginning of our meeting we had community announcements from:
Carol Uhte from Multnomah County Library shared information on Holgate and Woodstock events.
New Brentwood-Darlington business G.I.R.L.S. Gym is offering free self-defense class for B-D ladies in partnership with the Community Watch.
Lane PTA is doing a food and non-food items drive, as well as collecting cans and bottles.
Impact NW is seeking English and Spanish speaking families for playgroups at the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center. (Playgroups in Russian, Arabic, and Chinese are also available, but are currently full.)
Brentwood-Darlington Community Watch gave an update of their work with PPB. They will be having a Community Watch Social at Area 52, December 21st from 6:00-9:00PM. Find out more by joining the group on Facebook.
Following Community Announcements, Sergeant Randy Teig spoke briefly about his time in the neighborhood and then took questions from neighbors. The video below is a small portion of his time.
Some of the topics discussed were:
“Hot Incidents” – Quickest way to get information is at Portland Police online.
Violent crimes are decreasing, but disorder and incivility is not.
Portland Police Bureau is in crisis for officers, with 100 set to retire, but only 95 in training and a shortage of at least 300 more needed.
Community Policing – What the vision is and how it could be implemented.
Difference in types of police forces, pros and cons.
Reaching out to City Commissioners, why and how.
Zombie/problem houses – How to report, what works and what doesn’t.
Volume of calls coming in versus number of police officers available to respond to those calls.
Efficacy of private security versus privately contracted officers.
Effects of RV ordinance and recycling program.
During the second portion of our meeting:
The board voted to endorse the Just Energy Tax Initiative.
Derek Covey reported that there were approximately 20 new neighbors since last meeting.
Board members discussed the 2035 Comp Plan industrial zoning change along SE 82nd Ave.
Stephenie Frederick reported on adopting two TriMet stops on SE Flavel St.
Please note, these are not official meeting minutes. Photo and video credit: Derek Covey, Board Member
On October 29th from 8:00AM-4:00PM. the Portland Bureau of Transportation, Metro, and Portland Police will be holding a FREE Recreational Vehicle Turn-in Event at Portland International Raceway. The event will offer an opportunity for residents of the City of Portland to legally transfer RV ownership of RVs that have little to no resale value to the City at zero cost to the resident. The City will then facilitate the disposal of these RVs. Currently the disposal cost of older RVs is a barrier to people who no longer want to own the vehicles. RV owners are faced with options of keeping the older vehicles in their possession, and pay a significant amount to dispose of it, or donating/giving it away. Our goal is to provide the public a way to dispose of unwanted RVs.
Requirements to Participate:
The registered owner of the vehicle must be present to sign over title to the City of Portland. The title must have their name on it.
The registered owner must be a City of Portland resident.
Only one vehicle per household [i]
We will only take vehicles from private parties, no dealerships or businesses.
The donated RVs must not contain any personal belongings.
The donated RVs must have drained tanks (grey/blackwater).
The registered owner is required to get the vehicle to the turn-in location.
Location: The turn-in location is at Portland International Raceway South Paddock (1940 N Victory Blvd, Portland, OR 97217). Follow the signs once you enter PIR from N. Denver Avenue entrance. The Raceway is conveniently located close to the Max yellow line Delta Park/Vanport station.
FREE Community Livability Training with Sgt. Randy Teig of Portland Police Bureau. October 21st at the East Precinct Community Room from 10:00AM-12:00PM. To register, contact Marianna Lomanto at the Office of Neighborhood Involvement.