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About 60 Pearl District residents attended a safety information meeting on January 21 at the Ecotrust Building. Hosted by Friends of the Pearl, a subcommittee of the Pearl District Neighborhood Association’s Livability and Safety Committee, attendees learned about crime issues and how everyone can play a role in helping to combat criminal activity.
Bill Dolan, Chair of the Livability and Safety Committee, spoke about the goals of establishing foot patrols and neighborhood watch activities. Mr. Dolan introduced Jacob Bostoff, Crime Prevention Coordinator from the City’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI), who spoke about various criminal activities, provided basic tips about awareness and reporting and described how the neighborhood can organize and communicate with each other.
Mr. Dolan spoke about the need to have 20 people sign up for foot patrol activity and for six people to be community coordinators in gathering together groups of residential buildings and businesses to establish neighborhood watches. The Crime Prevention Bureau will provide training for these activities. A lively Q&A session ensued.
Numerous handouts were provided including information about bicycle theft prevention, illegal drug activity, car prowl prevention and reporting suspicious activity. Detailed information is available at the ONI website: www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/cp
For those interested in participating, please email Bill Dolan at Livability@pearldistrict.org
Reported by Stan Penkin