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The History of Portland Street Response

From an idea, to an advocacy campaign, to a single team in Lents, to citywide expansion, this is the story of Portland Street Response - our newest unarmed 911 response within Portland Fire & Rescue which "assists people experiencing non-life-threatening mental health and behavioral health issues."

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City of Portland Selects Community Safety Transition Director

City hires Mike Myers as Community Safety Transition Director

Press release

Portland Street Response Pilot Hits Streets in Lents on Feb 16

The innovative new first response program is in its pilot year.

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