The mission of the Crime Prevention Committee is to partner with the Portland’s crime prevention services offered through the Office of Civic Life (formerly ONI). This partnership supports our Sellwood-Moreland community to prevent crime, reduce the fear of crime, increase livability and get neighbors involved in community policing efforts.

GET INVOLVED – LEARN MORE

Contact Crime Prevention Committee.

Attend SMILE community meetings on the first Wednesday of each month. Details here.

Start a Neighborhood Watch!

USEFUL LINKS AND RESOURCES

Report crimes, call for help

When to call 9-1-1
Calling 9-1-1 from a cell phone
9-1-1 for non-English speakers
Call 503-823-3333 for non-emergencies
Report a crime online

Crime Prevention Advice  —  Visit the Office of Civic Life website to view over 40 crime prevention topics.  Here are just a few:

General Crime Prevention Advice
Start a Neighborhood Watch
Residential Burglaries
Apartment Safety
Bicycle Theft
Strategies for Businesses
Commercial Burglaries
Car Prowls
Safety for Kids
Home security program for seniors

Abandoned shopping carts  – The NFM Cart Rescue is sponsored by most larger grocery stores. Their message phone is: 1 (888) 55-CARTS (or 1-888-552-2787). They retrieve carts owned by:

  • Safeway, Fred Meyer, Albertsons, Whole Food, QFC and WinCo
  • If it’s not from one of the stores above, you’ll have to call the nonparticipating store directly and ask to speak with the Manager.

When calling tell them:

  • the exact location (if in front of a house–the address, if near a power pole–the PGE pole number, on a corner–which quadrant of the intersection, etc.)
  • the city it’s in
  • the store it’s from
  • your name and phone number so they can call you, if needed

Alarms

Alarm FAQ’s
Residential alarm permit application
Preventing false alarms at home
Commercial/business alarm permit application
Preventing fall alarms in businesses

Statistics and reports

Crime Statistics
Get a copy of a police report