What is Crime Prevention Awareness Month?
October is National Crime Prevention Awareness Month, which is the official month for recognizing the practice of crime prevention, as well as promoting awareness of important issues such as victimization, volunteerism, and creating safer, more connected communities. To celebrate, there are some exciting FREE activities happening all around Portland.
There’s fun to be had for the whole family, and we look forward to seeing you throughout the month of October. Stay tuned for more information about upcoming events. Find us on Facebook (City of Portland Crime Prevention Program), follow us on Twitter (@pdxpreventcrime), or visit our website.
The Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention Program and our public safety partners are planning the following events for the month of October 2011:
Presentation: Crime Prevention 101 and using 9-1-1 and the non-emergency number to get assistance from police
New to Crime Prevention? Want to learn the basics? This is the presentation for you.
Wednesday, October 12th, 12-1pm
Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th Ave, 2nd floor auditorium
Contact: Michael Boyer, 503-823-5852, firstname.lastname@example.org
Training: Bicycle Safety and Security
Wednesday, October 19th, 5:15-6:15pm
Multnomah County Building, 501 SE Grand
Bicycle theft is all too common in Portland. Learn how to protect your two-wheeler.
Contact: Havilah Ferschweiler, 503-823-0540, email@example.com
Forum: Public Transit Safety
Thursday, October 20th from 6:30-8:30pm
East Precinct, 737 SE 106th Avenue
Portland has a great public transportation system, but people don’t always feel safe riding it. This forum focuses on how to be safe waiting for, riding on, and exiting from buses and light rail. Bring your questions.
Contact: Katherine Anderson, 503-823-3432, firstname.lastname@example.org
Clean Up: Graffiti Removal
Saturday, October 22nd from 9am-1pm
Mt. Scott Presbyterian Church, 5512 SE 73rd Avenue
Help improve the livability of your neighborhood and experience the satisfaction of removing graffiti.
Contact: Dennis LoGiudice, 503-823-9666, email@example.com
Turn-In: Gun Turn-In
Saturday, October 22nd, 10am-2pm
Rose Garden/Memorial Coliseum, Benton Parking lot
Turn in a working firearm and receive a $50 gift certificate from Ceasefire Oregon. Firearms will be destroyed.
Contact: Mary Tompkins, 503-823-4763, firstname.lastname@example.org
Party: Community Policing Reception honoring SW Portland officers
Monday, October 24th at 7pm
Multnomah Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, auditorium
This annual reception honors the wonderful officers who patrol SW Portland.
Contact: Stefanie Adams, 503-823-3131, email@example.com
Hands-on: Engraving party
Wednesday, October 26th from 7-9pm
Kenton Firehouse, 8105 N. Brandon Street
Learn how to mark your property so you can reclaim it if it is stolen. Bring items you’d like to engrave.
Contact: Mark Wells, 503-823-4098, firstname.lastname@example.org
Turn-In: Prescription Drug Turn-In
Sat, Oct 29th, 2011 from 10am to 2pm
3 locations: Fred Meyer, 7404 N Interstate; Fred Meyer, 1111 NE 102nd Avenue; and Portland State University, 1880 SW 6th.
Time to clean out the medicine cabinet! Dispose of unwanted meds while protecting young people and water quality.
Contact: Jenni Bernheisel, 503-823-2781, email@example.com