"Portlanders have a right to feel safe. I am committed to investing in programs that improve public safety in an urgent and strategic way, while also supporting reformed policies and practices to rebuild trust and accountability," -Mayor Ted Wheeler
In 2021, the City had a historic $62 million surplus within the Fall Budget Monitoring Process. Mayor Wheeler announced on November 2 his proposal to invest over $7 million to improve public safety.
"These funds are an opportunity to stabilize our city and can act as a bridge while we wait for longer-term investments to take shape," Mayor Wheeler said.
City Council voted to approve the Mayor's proposed Fall Budget on November 17. The investments in public safety align with the framework that guides the community safety plan to Refocus, Reform, and Restaff as we work to improve our effectiveness, transparency, and accountability.
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: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/
Portland Fire and Rescue: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/fire/
Portland Street Response: https://www.portland.gov/streetresponse
Portland Bureau of Emergency Management: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/pbem/
Portland Bureau of Emergency Communications (911): https://www.portlandoregon.gov/911/
Multnomah County Agencies
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office: https://mcso.us/site/
Multnomah County District Attorney: https://www.mcda.us/
Multnomah County Health Department: https://www.multco.us/health
Multnomah County Behavioral Health Department: https://www.multco.us/behavioral-health
State of Oregon Agencies
Oregon Health Authority: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/Pages/index.aspx
Oregon State Police: https://www.oregon.gov/osp/Pages/index.aspx
Public Safety Standards and Training: https://www.oregon.gov/dpsst/Pages/default.aspx