Community Safety

Mayor Wheeler and Portland Police Bureau at Crime Scene
Are you looking to report issues, request services or find information?PDX 311 improves access to local government within Multnomah County by providing a single point of contact – in person, online or over the phone.

Start with 311:

  • Email
  • Phone at 3-1-1 or (503) 823-4000 within Multnomah County
  • In-person at the Portland Building’s Customer Service Desk at 1120 Southwest Fifth Avenue.

You can file a police report online here, report an abandoned vehicle here or report an illegally parked vehicle here.

Gun Violence

Learn more about Mayor Wheeler's efforts to reduce gun violence here.

Gun Violence Reduction Grants

In the Spring of 2022, the Office of Violence Prevention awarded a Gun Violence Reduction Grant to five community organizations:

  • African Refugee and Immigrant Organization (ARIO)
    African Refugee Immigrant Organization (ARIO) is a non-governmental, non-partisan, non-religious and non-discriminating community-based organization based in Portland, Oregon. It provides assistance services to the African and immigrant residents of Portland, and its surrounding areas.
  • Insight Alliance
    The Insight Alliance works in prisons and in the community with a simple focus: understanding the limitless nature of the human mind and recognizing our own innate well-being. Everything we need to thrive already exists within us.
  • Black Men In Training (B.M.I.T)Black Men In Training is committed to helping our youth and our community every step of the way, by providing services that can be useful to their wants and needs.
  • Healing Enriching and Learning Purposes (H.E.L.P)
    Our vision is to eliminate gang and gun violence so each young person can live their life’s purpose. At H.E.L.P., we provide 24/7 direct support and resources to support K-12 youth and young adults who are experiencing difficult life circumstances.
  • Ethiopian and Eritrean Cultural & Resource Center (E.E.C.R.C)
    The Ethiopian and Eritrean Cultural & Resource Center are a 501(C)3 organization established in 2017, in order to provide culturally specific services to Ethiopian, Eritrean, and other African communities within the Oregon and Southwestern region of Washington State.

Learn more about the grants here.

Portland Street Response

In March 2022, Portland Street Response expanded citywide. The program, within Portland Fire & Rescue, assists people experiencing mental health and behavioral health crises.

"The expansion is an integral part of modernizing our public safety system into a community safety system that works for all," Mayor Wheeler said during a press conference on March 28.

Learn more abut Portland Street Response here.

The Portland Police Bureau has a variety of advisory councils, separated into Service and Operation Specific Councils and Community-led, Community-driven councils. Find out more here.

You can learn about racial justice and the police reform action plan here.

Learn more about the Focused Intervention Team (FIT) Community Oversight Group (COG) here

Community Safety Partners

City of Portland Agencies

Portland Police Bureau

Portland Fire and Rescue

Portland Street Response

Portland Bureau of Emergency Management

Portland Bureau of Emergency Communications (911)

Multnomah County Agencies 

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Multnomah County District Attorney

Multnomah County Health Department

Multnomah County Behavioral Health Department

State of Oregon Agencies

Oregon Health Authority

Oregon State Police

Public Safety Standards and Training