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A photo taken of bicyclist and pedestrians walking across the Portland Steel Bridge.
The Community Safety Program provides no-cost trainings to Portlanders. Our trainings range in topics from personal safety to emergency preparedness to creating fun and safe spaces.

Trainings We Offer

Here is a selection of our trainings and information on our most-requested trainings. To schedule a training please visit section below "Request A Training."

Self/Family SafetyBlock/ Multi-Dwelling SafetyNeighborhood Safety
Personal SafetyNeighbors TogetherNeighbors Together
Emergency PreparednessEmergency PreparednessPlacemaking
Reducing Social IsolationCrime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
Pedestrian SafetyPlacemaking
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
Bicycle Theft Prevention

Neighbors Together: Neighbors Together is a one-hour training where neighbors get to know one another and learn about public safety resources and programs. This training creates a safe space for neighbors to share and introduce themselves, discussing safety, implicit bias, and the different public safety resources available in Portland (not just 911).

Personal Safety:This two-hour workshop provides a safe space to learn tools for keeping yourself and others safe including assertiveness, de-escalation, escape options, and how to support others who may be targeted. This hands-on workshop builds on the basics of understanding and listening to our true intuition — clearing the way of our implicit biases.

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED):A typical CPTED assessment starts with a team member meeting with the property owner/manager and walking around the property for about an hour to learn about how the space is used and what the concerns are. We then discuss with them the principals of CPTED:

  • Visibility- Is there good visibility across the space or does it feel isolated?
  • Access Control- Who is gaining access to the property and how?
  • Territoriality- Is it clear where public space changes into private space?
  • Activity Support- What is being done to bring positive activity into the space?
  • Maintenance- Is the space run down (broken fences/lights, etc.) or well maintained?

We will discuss ways to hold placemaking activities in and around the space and offer to provide support in those efforts.

  • Reaching out to neighboring businesses and homes to do a clean-up
  • Improve lighting and trim vegetation in a community space

After the walkthrough, we will build a report with photos, recommendations, and resources. We then follow-up three months later to see how it has helped and see if there have been challenges to making improvements.

Request a Training

To request a training, we ask that you fill out a quick form. This should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete. Once we receive your form, one of our Community Safety team members will get back to you to schedule a time and location.

Request a Community Safety Training

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