Portland Police Offer Advice About Saturday Demonstrations

Portland Police Bureau members continue to plan and prepare for anticipated demonstrations on August 17th.

In order to help the public to prepare and stay informed, the Bureau is sharing some tips and techniques.

The Portland Police Bureau is also releasing information comparing Portland's crime rate with other comparable cities. Events such as the ones upcoming on August 17th can leave individuals with a perception of fear and this information helps to inform individuals with data. These documents can be found at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/739637 and https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/739634

The Portland Police Bureau's liaison teams have been attempting and making contact with some of the event organizers in order to achieve the goal of a safe event. The Portland Police Bureau's liaison teams attempt to work with all event organizers to establish an environment where community members may safely practice their First Amendment Rights of speech and assembly. The Police Bureau Liaison Teams are available to assist event organizers in planning a safe event for participants, Portland community members, and businesses. Liaison Officers may be contacted at: PPBLiaison@portlandoregon.gov or through its Twitter account: @PPBLiaison

"Portland Police Bureau members continue to plan for the up-coming demonstrations and we want to provide our business owners, community members, and visitors with the most current information we have available," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "Our priority is public safety and we need the public's help to achieve this goal. The demonstrations will be impacting a very small area of Portland and I encourage everyone to enjoy what will likely be a beautiful day by engaging in fun activities at a number of community events."

Source: Portland Police Bureau

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