The mission of the Crime Prevention Committee is to partner with the Portland’s crime prevention services offered through the Office of Neighborhood Involvement. 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.


Contact Crime Prevention Committee.

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

Start a Neighborhood Watch!


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 Neighborhood Involvement 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


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