PS.1 Develop a public safety "messaging" program to increase community policing efforts

PS.1. 1 Increase community reporting of livability crimes through non-emergency phone number: Multi-lingual "It's OK to Call" campaign.
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We have small meetings with Russian Speaking community to spread a word about non-emergency phone line. We provide many examples and practice mock phone calls.
PS.1. 2 Increase and broaden domestic violence outreach through culturally-specific messaging campaign.
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PS.1. 3 Expand community policing outreach to engage non-English/ethnic/minority and faith communities.
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Man-Up and Chrysalis Ministries joined together as a faith-based organization to provide culturally specific workshops to African and African-American residents in East Portland through the East Portland Action Plan. We conducted four workshops that were culturally specific. Two were specific to men and two specific to women. The workshops were scheduled for approximately 3 hours each and served approximately 14 East Portland citizens. Our emphasis was to deter gang activity and domestic violence in East Portland among the African and African-American communities. We conducted the workshops at the Rosewood Initiative in East Portland. One of the challenges that we discovered in hosting the workshops was that there were some men who came to the workshop, but because of the nature of the subject matter, which included gang violence and domestic violence, they were very reluctant to give their contact information. In fact, some outright refused to give their information and to encourage them to stick around, which was our main purpose, they did stay participated in the workshops. Some of the topics that we discussed in the men’s workshops included understanding soul trauma and how it can be identified in one's life, understanding the difference between abstract reality and present reality, and then how they could be identified, addressed and used in one’s life. In the second seminar we focused on understanding the true authentic self and defining our roles as men. To help us in understanding our roles as men, we viewed the video from the A Call To Men organization “Breaking Out Of The Man Box” and then had some very involved conversation around the Man-Box, what that looks like, how we have been socialized to be violent, and now that our awareness has been raised to the violence, to use other means to express ourselves other than through violence and sexuality, and to hold other men accountable.
PS.1. 4 Institute a "311" phone system that allows residents to place a single phone call for information and services.
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Portland Police Bureau Information and Referral unit was eliminated due to budget cuts.

PS.2 Broaden East Portland Precinct's outreach and community involvement

PS.2. 1 Develop and initiate a quarterly "East Portland Community Policing Citizen Award" program.
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PS.2. 2 Expand "EPIC" (East Portland Involved Citizens) block captain program to all neighborhoods in East Portland.
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EPIC Coordinator Dave Smith continues outreach efforts to all neighborhoods to attend the monthly EPIC meeting held at East Precinct the fourth Wednesday of the month.
East Portland Involved Citizens is a community initiated group working most closely with Police. City does not currently have a Block Captain program. Other work is ongoing. Portland Police Bureau East Precinct has had consistent representation on the EPAP Technical Advisory Committee. EPAP coordinated PPB EP involvement with ODOT's I-205 underpass project. EPAP successfully advocated to have the EPAP Civic Engagement Subcommittee meet at the Gateway Community Policing Office. EPAP community building language and culturally specific grants for the Iraqi, Latino/a, and Slavic communities have organized partnership presentatons with the PPB.
PS.2. 3 Increase participation in the East Precinct Advisory Committee.
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PS.2. 4 Engage the community to proactively reduce property crime through information sharing and other programs.
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PS.2. 5 Refine police recruitment criteria to ensure police force in East Portland reflects community diversity.
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The Personnel Division of the Portland Police Bureau has improved the hiring process to promote better representation of minorities within the Police Bureau. This was reflected in the hiring ceremony January 20, 2011.

PS.3 Expand availability of gang preventions programs and equitable allocation of resources toward such programs

PS.3. 1 Audit resource allocation for gang prevention in East Portland - adjust based on findings.
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On-going: Bi-weekly Gang Violence Task Force meeting to discuss locations of gang violence to ensure gang outreach and law enforcement presence to prevent gang violence. Initiated in 2009: Youth Referral program through the Office of Youth Violence Prevention to identify and provide social services to gang affected youth. On-going: Youth Violence Prevention Partnership with Multnomah County Health Department. Identify officers to work with Multnomah County Health on structured education programs at local community centers providing services to youths.
PS.3. 2 Increase resources for gang prevention focus on East Portland.
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Representative from East Precinct to attend bi-weekly Gang Violence Task Force meeting to update gang outreach on gang issues in East Portland. Continue coordinated gang outreach efforts through the Office of Youth Violence Prevention.
Man-Up and Chrysalis Ministries joined together as a faith-based organization to provide culturally specific workshops to African and African-American residents in East Portland through the East Portland Action Plan. The workshops were approximately 3 hours each and designed to serve approximately 14 East Portland citizens. Our emphasis was to provide information to each participant to allow them to look introspectively at themselves, get in touch with their emotions, feelings and experiences in a way that could deter gang activity and domestic violence in East Portland among the African and African-American communities.
PS.3. 3 Continue and expand inter-jurisdictional partnerships to ensure borderless crime-fighting.
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On-going: Bi-weekly meeting between Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcemnt Team/ East Precinct Gang Detail Officers and Gresham Gang Enforcement Team to discuss gang issues in Portland and Gresham. Conduct mutual missions focusing on gang activity in Portland and Gresham.
The Rosewood Initiative has been working since 2009 to help increase communication and coordination of public safety services across the border of Portland and Gresham. In June 2012, we began a formal partnership with Multnomah County Sheriff's Office to provide additional resources to assist Portland and Gresham Police Departments.

PS.4 Increase comprehensive, sustained graffiti prevention and clean-up programs

PS.4. 1 Create graffiti prevention and abatement task force with implementation plan: Graffiti clean-up kits and hotline.
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ONI has an ongoing Graffiti Abatement program which includes a task force that is open to the public, hotline for reporting graffiti, and clean-up kits available for volunteers. Program includes ongoing trainings, graffiti removal staff, and working with community and neighborhood groups to organize volunteer clean-up events. Community members led effort to create website - eastpdxclean.org. EPAP grants have funded train-the-trainers graffiti prevention organizing.
PS.4. 2 Use Multnomah County Corrections work crews for graffiti and garbage cleanup as appropriate.
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The Dept. of Community Justice will contribute to the EPAP by having some of the alternative community services work crews provide graffiti and garbage clean-up. This is currently an item in the Public Safety area of the plan for County Correction work crews.
PS.4. 3 Initiate and sustain a targeted graffiti clean up of key East Portland areas.
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The Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Association has a highly regarded graffiti abatement program that works year round in eradicating graffiti in the Neighborhood.
ONI graffiti abatement program supports cleanup trainings, hotline, staffed clean-up crews, and volunteer initiated clean-up events working closely with community initiated East Portland Graffiti Project. East Portland Action Plan funded two East Portland graffiti clean-up grants and established a yellow vest loaning resource that has been used during graffiti clean-ups.
PS.4. 4 Develop an on-going "Adopt a Block" graffiti removal program with resources.
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ONI Graffiti Abatement Program supports volunteers to "Adopt a Block" but there has been minimal interest in that project in outer East to date. ONI's Graffiti Abatement Program has reached out to East neighborhood associations to help them establish Livability Teams that report and remove graffiti from specific properties and has done trainings with East Portland neighbors. EPNO provides additional support for volunteers involved in East Portland Graffiti Project.
PS.4. 5 Develop youth fundraising and graffiti clean-up program - provide seed money to community groups for monthly clean-ups.
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Its unclear what "youth fundraising" means. While there has been limited youth volunteer interest in this program ONI's Graffiti Abatement Program does fund IRCO to hire youth for a walking crew to remove graffiti as a component of youth engagement.

PS.5 Improve public safety on TriMet facilities in East Portland

PS.5. 1 Post safety and contact information on vehicles and stations such as "customer code of conduct" and how to contact TriMet driver on MAX trains.
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PS.5. 2 Provide enhanced security in Park and Ride lots such as patrolling, lighting, maintenance.
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Maxaction has continued to enhance security and maintenance on the blue line from 122nd to 162nd by organizing and carrying out five graffiti and trash cleanups during 2011. We purchased several safety vest and grippers for volunteers to use during these cleanups with an EPAP grant.
PS.5. 3 Sustain TriMet's security measures on MAX trains and at stations: uniformed personnel, fare checking, lighting, patrolling, etc.
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During the past 2 and a half years, TriMet has taken numerous steps to increase security on the MAX system. o TriMet has doubled its transit police force while simultaneously increasing the amount of time each officer spends in the field on trains and buses. o TriMet opened 3 Transit Police Precincts (East, West and South) in addition to the Transit Police Central Precinct. o Extending and streamlining Interdiction Command, where rowdy or intimidating riders can be immediately removed from the transit system, from four hours up to six hours. o Doubling the number of Ticket Vending Machine technicians with two shift, 7-day-a- week coverage. TVM performance rate has improved to 92 percent, up from 76 percent back in 2009. o Extending juvenile detention for up to 36 hours for repeat offenders violating the TriMet code so officials can work with the youths and their families to stop the activity. o Removing graffiti within 24 hours at major MAX stations and transit stations. Reported crime on the MAX system declined 18 percent in 2008 and another 19 percent in 2009.
PS.5. 4 Develop phones/emergency communications at every MAX station.
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PS.6 Increase public safety through design and physical improvements

PS.6. 1 Audit street lighting levels in key neighborhood crime "hot spots"; Identify needed improvements.
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*Maxaction has worked with Timet to identify needed improvements along the Blue line from 122nd to 162nd during their cleanups. *Maxaction is working with Trimet to develop an Adopt a Station program that will eventually span city wide to promote safety at stations, provide information regarding surrounding neighborhood events, and add a welcoming face to each station.
PS.6. 2 Conduct Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) assessments for key high crime business districts; identify needed improvements including sidewalks.
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CPTED is an ongoing project of the Crime Prevention program. Specific project sites are initiated by property owners. Sidewalk review is not currently a component of CPTED. EPAP coordinated CPTED review of ODOT's plans for the I-205 multi-use path underpass project.
PS.6. 3 Make safety and aesthetic improvements along the Springwater Corridor, especially at trailheads.
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PS.6. 4 Study potential for community policing contact stations at MAX stations.
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A Community Policing Contact Office will be opening at the Gateway Fred Meyer in May 2011. The office has a conference room and will be open for community groups to use for public meetings. East Precinct Officers and Transit Officers will have access to the office at all hours and days of the week for the public to enter and make police reports. The office will not be staffed with a person at a front counter.

PS.7 Increase enforcement of code violations and develop tools for improved neighbor relations

PS.7. 1 Proactively and methodically address neighborhood code compliance issues, not just in response to complaints.
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PS.7. 2 Require Good Neighbor agreements for significant new residential development.
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