Business Watch - Crime Prevention
Stacey Vu is the Crime Prevention coordinator for several neighborhoods throughout East Portland including the Centennial, Glenfair, Hazelwood, Mill Park, Parkrose Heights, Russell, Wilkes, and Woodland Park neighborhoods. She and another City of Portland Crime Prevention specialist will be the speakers at the May 16 Current Events AM. Stacy can be reached at 503-823-5532 for assistance with crime and livability in your neighborhood.
The mission of the City of Portland's Crime Prevention programs is "to organize and support community partnerships to prevent crime and the fear of crime."
Business Watch is a program designed to increase commercial viability and residential livability by reducing crime and the fear of crime and promoting positive communication and relationships within an area. The program partners with businesses to maintain a safe and crime-free atmosphere by using communication and crime prevention tools.
The Business Watch program treats businesses in a specific geographic area as a small city or neighborhood. As in any neighborhood, residential or commercial, it is important for “neighbors” to know each other, have mechanisms for sharing information, and understand basic crime prevention and reporting techniques. This is accomplished by creating communication networks and improving observation and crime reporting skills.
TYPES OF BUSINESS WATCHES
- Neighborhood Business Watch: A group of businesses in close geographic proximity that work together to observe and report crime, and communicate with each other, police, and crime prevention.
- Building Watch: A program is designed to increase security in commercial buildings and to foster a safer, crime-free atmosphere for the tenants of office buildings and their employees.
Businesses interested in organizing a Business Watch should read our manual on Business Watch "A guide for crime prevention practitioners and volunteers", and contact your Crime Prevention Coordinator to arrange your Business Watch training or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more help or questions.
To read our Business Watch manuals, along with our other handouts, visit our handout page.
Please join the East Portland Chamber for a Current Events AM at Pacifica Senior Living Calaroga Terrace located in the Lloyd District. Coffee and breakfast goodies will be provided - please RSVP.
Plenty of affordable street parking is available. Please do not park in the Calaroga Terrace parking garage.
Coffee and breakfast goodies provided by Pacifica Senior Living Calaroga Terrace.