The following is an email from Tracie Heidt, Project Coordinator for the City of Portland's PPB Strategic Plan. If you plan to attend please RSVP using the link provided in the text.
Help Define Policing in Portland Community Discussion Group
Do you want to be a part of shaping what policing can look like in our communities? How do you and your community interact with police now? What could be better?
The Portland Police Bureau is developing a strategic plan to better define what community policing can be for Portland. To help do that, they want to understand your vision and priorities for the Police Bureau’s future.
You have valuable insight.
The strategic planning team invites you to a safe, small-group conversation to explore your community priorities for Portland Police. This meeting is specifically for businesses/organizations in Outer East Portland. We know that your organizations have specific needs and issues when it comes to police and safety, and we want to make sure your voice is heard.
The meeting will be held on July 17th from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. at Southeast Works: 7916 SE Foster Road.
Here is the list of organizations invited to this meeting:
- Southeast Works
- City of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement
- Rosewood Initiative
- Human Solutions
- East Portland Action Plan Committee
- Historic Parkrose
- East Portland Neighborhood Office
- East Portland Chamber of Commerce
- Lents Grown
- Centennial Community Association
- Parkrose Heights Association of Neighbors
- East Portland Community Center
- Division Midway Alliance
- Jade District
- OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon
- Opal Bus Riders Unite
- PCC Southeast
We are asking one representative of each organization to attend. If you think anyone is missing, please let us know. We’ll be holding similar meetings with a range of interest groups across Portland. Other opportunities for the public – and you – to share their vision for Portland Police include public meetings and an online survey.
How to sign up
Click here to RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Qyr4U2ImmNennSXVDCf_MK-0JUZsuin99IFt8D7Bb0s/edit .
We realize that talking about policing can be tough. To help individuals feel comfortable sharing their thoughts, neutral moderators from JLA Public Involvement will facilitate the meeting and no one providing comments will be identified. If you have additional concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Above all, thank you!
We, together with the Police Bureau, appreciate your time and commitment in helping make our community safer for everyone.