Portland Police iPhone App

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The Portland (OR) Police Bureau is committed to building strong relationships across the community in order to improve public safety and livability in neighborhoods and to enhance community trust in the police. The members of the Portland Police Bureau are committed to innovation and high quality customer service.

There is new Portland Police iPhone App. (Go to App Store on your iPhone. Search on Portland Police. App is called Portland Police Bureau Mobile.)

Buttons on the app include:
News
Crime Maps
Alerts
Crime Stoppers (See * below)
Commendation
Complaint
YouTube
Facebook (See ** below)
Twitter (See *** below)

*Crime Stoppers-After you enter a message, you can enter a password then you will get a code. You’ll need the password and code to follow up on the incident to see if they did anything. I didn’t see how to attach a picture though.
**Facebook-Takes you to Facebook page, two button-Join and Log In. I haven’t done this yet. I assume you can send pictures after you Join.
***Twitters-Take you to Twitter page, two button-Join and Log In also Follow. I haven’t done this yet. I assume you can send pictures after you Join.

Portland Business Alliance Livability Petition

Honeyman_LoftsWe are reaching out to ask you to sign the petition and share it with anyone in your community who is concerned about this issue. Our intent of the campaign is to show city leaders that Portlanders are concerned about the safety of people living on the streets, the safety of families and visitors who use our public spaces and the businesses impacted by disruptive behavior.

Sign this petition telling Mayor Hales and Portland City Council to provide safer and more humane solutions for people living outside and to prioritize the safety, cleanliness and livability of our city’s public spaces.

Go to: www.pdxcandobetter.com

Portland is Better Than This!

Park_Everett homlessMembers of City Council were elected to make difficult choices such as how to ensure limited resources go where there is a most critical need. If you are concerned about the safety, cleanliness and livability of the city, as well as the needs and safety of people living on the streets, please call or write to Mayor Hales and individual members of City Council at www.portlandoregon.gov to let them know you believe more shelters, storage and other affordable housing options must be a priority in the city’s budget. Let them know you also believe that we are better than this….

Read the full article: http://portlandtribune.com/pt/239-business/264501-136992-portland-is-better-than-this

Notes From The Field: Clean and Safe Board

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Last week was my second Clean and Safe board meeting. Each meeting I become more educated about the inner workings of Clean and Safe and how they make Portland a better place. There may be the impression by some that Portland Clean and Safe is another one of those not for profits that cater to the needs of certain under-represented segment of the population however, this is not the case at all. The Portland Clean and Safe board’s agenda focuses on protecting the interests of businesses, business owners and citizens who contribute to the improvement of Portland. For example; Portland Clean and Safe board members attended a city council meeting last week where there was going to be a decision on continued support of the Portland Police Departments walking beats. These walking beats and new approach to policing contributed to a 26% drop in crime in Downtown Portland. There were similar results in the Hawthorne district as well. This was approved in part because of the case board members presented. Unfortunately, three members of the city council, Amanda Fritz, Steve Novick and Nick Fish voted down the enforcement of the sit lie ordinance which prohibits “vagrants and street people” from sitting or lying in high traffic sidewalk areas. This is somewhat discouraging but, these same city council member consistently vote this way. You can see the repercussions of these failed policies under the 405 bridge in Northwest, along both sides of the waterfront or when you have to step over somebody parked in front of your building. Despite increased Portland Park Ranger patrol this situation with the “homeless criminal element” that has infested our city has not be able to be managed and remains a menace and a danger.

Your participation is important and dare I say critical. I will do my best as your Residential Representative on Portland Clean and Safe to keep you apprised as to meetings, important decisions and tips on how you can help.

There has been an uptick in car prowl activity in the Portland area. In order to address this, Clean & Safe will be hosting a Car Prowl Summit on December 2, 2014 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. The summit will be a chance to learn about the scope of the problem, justice system/prevention resources, and an opportunity to brainstorm solutions. Please see below for further details.

Car Prowl Summit

Where: Building Conference Room, 200 Market St. Portland, OR 97201

When: December 2, 2014, 2:00-3:30 p.m

Agenda

Welcome/Introductions – Lynnae Berg

Overview of Crime Analysis/Prolific Car Prowlers – Commander Day

Prosecution/Importance of reporting /role of private security – ADA Laurie Abraham

Prevention Strategies/Past Initiatives – Jacob Brostoff

Roundtable discussion of issues and strategies – All participant
Please RSVP to Jessica McDonald at jmcdonald@portlandalliance.com if you plan to attend.

 

Keeping informed is a step in the right direction. Bringing friends and neighbors to meetings is another step. Making sure our collective voice is heard is a really big step. I want to hear from you. Comments… criticisms, suggestions; I welcome them all.