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

mary tompkinsFor 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 City 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.