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Crime Prevention

Public Safety Action Committee

NWNW Public  Safety Action Committee Meeting Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 Open House: 6:30pm-7:00pm (meet your local officers!) Meeting time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm First United Methodist Church, Fireside Room, 1838 SW Jefferson Join us for a Public Safety Action Committee (PSAC) meeting. The PSAC is a forum where community members, businesses, neighborhood associations, the Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention and the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) come together to problem-solve issues in their neighborhoods. It is also a great opportunity to meet neighborhood officers and PPB Central Precinct command staff. Your interests and concerns drive the meeting agenda: Do you have […]

ONI Joint Letter

Hello Neighbors, The Office of Neighborhood Involvement, City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly, ONI Director Suk Rhee, and leaders from ONI neighborhood and community partners are excited to invite all Portlanders to think about what we can accomplish together for our City and future generations. This year has brought new energy and leadership to ONI at all levels. What has not changed is ONI’s mission: “Promoting a culture of civic engagement by connecting and supporting all Portlanders working together and with government to build inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities.” As the City’s bureau serving as the first point of contact […]

Office of Neighborhood Involvement name change

The Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) is changing its name!  ONI’s name is changing to better reflect our work and the people and place we serve now and for subsequent generations.  We’d like you to participate in the renaming!  ONI, like Portland, has changed and grown over the years…read more about our evolution here: https://www.facebook.com/ONIpdx/posts/1715967705090204 Help us find a better name.  Share your ideas with us through this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2TVQ26L This survey asks two questions and is open until noon on Wed, Jan 24. What is your idea for a new name? Would you like to be considered for a […]

Grappling with Graffiti: What’s Next

Grappling with Graffiti: What’s Next? by Stan Penkin Graffiti has become an ever more prevalent part of our Portland street scene in recent years, but what’s the future look like? Portland’s Graffiti Abatement Program (GAP), under the city’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI), had been enormously successful in combating graffiti across the city. With diminished city resources over the last few years, the Program was unable to adequately address graffiti remediation and education. As a result, there has been an increase in graffiti, including an alarming uptick in hate graffiti since the November election. Adding to the problem has been […]

Foot Patrol Workshop: Creating Good Energy

Friends of the Pearl Foot Patrol Workshop: Creating Good Energy by Stan Penkin Pearl District Foot Patrollers turned out on a recent Saturday morning for the first of several planned workshops to better prepare them for situations that might be encountered on the street. Brad Taylor, a Mental Health Specialist from the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, engaged the group on ways to recognize, respond and report persons experiencing mental health illness and related issues. Mr. Taylor stressed the importance of building positive energy should an encounter occur, rather than escalating negativity. He portrayed a number of potential situations and demonstrated how they can be dealt with in a non-confrontational […]

Ever Increasing Graffiti

by Stan Penkin Does it seem that graffiti around town is worse than ever? Well, you’re right. According to a recent report to City Council by Juliette Muracchioli from the Office of Neighborhood Involvement’s (ONI) Graffiti Abatement Program, high priority graffiti reports involving hate or gang tags have increased considerably from 2011 through 2016. With the looming threat of the Program being totally disbanded, ONI is asking City Council to not only maintain current budget levels, but to expand it so that Portland can better combat this ever growing menace. While Portland’s program has a budget of about $340,000, the […]

Prescription Drug Turn-in and Shred Event

Prescription Drug Turn In and Shred Event-April 29th Organized by the City’s Crime Prevention Program, Portland Police Bureau and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service Drive up and drop off your unwanted/expired prescription drugs and sensitive documents. Drugs will be safely incinerated and documents will be securely shredded on site. By participating, you reduce the risk of identity theft and misuse of prescription drugs. Saturday, April 29th 10 am – 2 pm 4735-4747 E. Burnside Street EVENT ENDS AT 2PM OR WHEN THE TRUCKS ARE FILLED TO CAPACITY More Info: For location and what’s accepted at this event, please visit: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/68659

2016 NNO Parties

National Night Out: Building Community Do you know your neighbors? When neighbors know and look out for each other, their neighborhoods are safer. National Night Out (NNO) is an annual celebration on the 1st Tuesday in August where the community gathers at small block parties or neighborhood events to strengthen their relationships with one another in the spirit of creating safer neighborhoods. Plan your own party or attend a neighborhood event. Plan a Party ~ Attend a party: Hello, National Night Out (NNO) party hosts, neighborhood association chairs and coalition folks! Your involvement in NNO helps neighbors get to know one another and strengthens community ties […]