Public Safety

Next Meeting

Public Safety  Committee
Thursday, July 5th
7:00 pm
Multnomah Arts Center, Room 30
7688 SW Capitol Hwy.


Summer Fire Safety  will be discussed by
Kim KosmasSr. Public Education Officer  of Portland Fire & Rescue

The Public Safety Committee meets on the first Thursday of the month.  Come and Join us to plan events, discuss safety and crime prevention issues in our neighborhoods and work together to see what we can do about them. When possible, Our local Portland Police officer will be present.

Confirm scheduled meetings in the Southwest Neighborhoods Calendar.

All meetings are open to the public. Everyone is welcome.

For more information, please contact

Carol Porto, Chair
Public Safety Committee

Public Safety Committee
Meeting Documents on Google Drive
2018 PSC Meeting Documents
2017 PSC Meeting Documents
2016 PSC Meeting Documents
2015 PSC Meeting Documents

2018 Emergency Preparedness Fair

What a swell event we had this year! It was an all time turn-out. Thanks to everyone, volunteers, NETS, exhibitors, ONI Small Grants, Vendors and Donors!

Thank You to our event contributors: Andy and Bax, Cascadia Quake Kits, Costco, Fred Meyer - Burlingame, Target, UU Yogurt - Raleigh Hills, WinCo, SWNI ONI Neighborhood Small Grant.

SW Neighborhood Emergency Teams (NETs) Preparedness demonstrations

  • Preparedness demonstrations
  • Water storage/safety/purification
  • Emergency food ideas
  • Demonstration of electricity and gas meter turn-off
  • Knot tying training
  • Pet safety
  • Emergency sanitation

Information/vendor tables:


  • Portland Water Bureau presentation (1-2 pm, Room #10 'Building a Resilient Water Supply System')
  • FEMA literature
  • NW Seismic demonstration
  • Portland Fire & Rescue fire safety
  • Cascadia Quake Kits
  • NW Natural Gas demonstrations - securing your water heater
  • Costco emergency roadside equipment
  • Kids' video and literature
  • American Red Cross literature


...and much more!
Franz Bakery  made grilled cheese sandwiches for all throughout the event, plus brought us cookies and over 200 loaves of bread!! Thanks! 

Grilled cheese truck

Door prizes were won: 72-hour food kits, water filters, battery operated lanterns, emergency food, gift cards, 5-gallon water jugs and so much more...

Presented by Southwest Neighborhoods Public Safety Committee.





Neighborhood Emergency Teams,

NETs are with the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management, see links below

Do you know what to do in the event of a disaster?   They say the BIG ONE is coming.......
Learn what you should have on hand, what you can do and how to survive by speaking with your local Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET). Find your neighborhood NET team on the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM) team list

PBEM offers free NET training classes. Sign up at

For information contact Jeremy VanKeuren, Program Manager.

Want help in talking to kids about emergencies and disasters?

Public Safety Links and Phone Numbers

  • EMERGENCY report crimes in progress and immediate threats to life, property ..... 911

  • Police Non-Emergency suspicious activity, crime that has already occurred ... 503-823-3333

  • Online Crime Reporting ...

  • If you, family or friend in crisis and/or needs support:

    • Mental Health Crisis Line 24 hrs ............ 503-988-4888

    • Call to Safety Crisis Line  24 hrs help for survivors of violence ..................503-235-5333

    • Drug and Alcohol Helpline 24 hrs .................. 800-923-HELP

    • Domestic violence services

    • Multnomah County Aging, Disability and Veterans Helpline 24 hrs......503-988-3646

  • City/County Information and Referral for services 503-823-4000

  • PDX Reporter inline reporting tool  ( report graffiti, street light outages, debris in roadway, park maintenance issues, plugged storm drains, potholes,  campsites, sidewalk vegetation and trip hazards 

  • Traffic Safety Line ( report traffic safety problem area).................503-823-SAFE

  • Crime Prevention and Neighborhood Watch..............503-823-4064

  • Oregon Attorney General Consumer Protection Hotline ( scams) ..............503-229-5576

  • Identity Theft prevention and recovery info

  • Police Locks Program ( free locks and spport to seniors and people w/ disabilities .........503-823-0723

  • WomenStrength self defense

  • Stolen Bike        or

  • Graffiti Abatement..........503-823-ATAG

  • Housing and nuisance code violations

  • Park Rangers.................503-823-1637

  • One Point of Contact Campsite Online  Reporting

  • Multnomah County Animal Control.............503-988-7387

  • Resolutions NW neighborhood mediation ( free to Portland residents)...........503-595...4890

  • City Liquor Establishment Complaint

  • City Cannabis Complaint/Info Line .

  • Public Alerts Registry for Emergency

  • Noise

  • Parking Enforcement illegal parking, abandoned autos, info ...............503-823-5195

  • for more public safety resources in Portland, see

  • (503) 823-4257 Crime Prevention Coordinator Jenni Pullen, Office of Neighborhood Involvement, email