Crime Prevention


There are many ways that neighbors can address crime and safety concerns:

  • Block watches and foot patrols
  • Dispute resolution and mediation
  • Neighborhood clean-ups
  • Reclaiming underused properties
  • Meeting and organizing with your neighbors
  • Community-building events

For help and resources to deal with crime and safety issues in your neighborhood, contact NECN’s Crime Prevention Coordinator at the City of Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement:

Mary Tompkins: 503-823-4763,

Other resources at the Citymary tompkins of Portland:

  • Starting or revitalizing a Neighborhood Watch or a Community Foot Patrol:
    Brad Taylor,, 503-823-2781.
  • Newsletters, communications or in-person trainings on crime prevention topics:
    Stefanie Adams,, 503-823-3131.
  • Enhanced Safety Properties, a program designed to encourage and support landlords and property managers to take measures to keep their properties safe and livable:
    Mike Boyer,, 503-823-4763

Further resources are available through the Crime Prevention Program website.