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Published: 16 November 2018

The Portland Committee on Community-Engaged Policing (PCCEP) will hold its first meeting from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 28 at Highland Christian Center, 7600 NE Glisan St. in Portland. (Note: the location of this meeting has been updated from a previous version of this post.)

The Highland Christian Center is located on the corner of NE Gilsan Street between 76th  and 78th Avenue. The #19 and #72 bus lines stop nearby and there is street parking in the neighborhood.

The agenda for this meeting follows:

  • 5:30-5:35: Welcome
  • 5:35-5:40: Group Values/Common Ground
  • 5:40-5:55: PCCEP Member introductions
  • 5:55-6:00: PCCEP Swearing in
  • 6:00-6:05: Chief Outlaw
  • 6:05-6:15: Review Bylaws
  • 6:15-6:35: Public Comment
  • 6:35-6:50: Vote on Bylaws
  • 6:50-7:05: BREAK
  • 7:05-7:35: PPB Survey Presentation
  • 7:35-7:50: Officer Nominee Statements
  • 7:50-8:10: Public Comment
  • 8:10-8:15: Officer Election
  • 8:15-8:20: Election Results
  • 8:20-8:25: Reflections
  • 8:25-8:30: Closing
  • 8:30 : Adjourn

This agenda, and the draft bylaws document, can be found on the newly launched PCCEP website: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/PCCEP/. A note about the website: This is a soft launch of the website; city staff will be uploading documents and information over the next few weeks to complete the website. 

PCCEP welcomes input from community members on the draft bylaws. You can share your ideas during the public comment periods of the 11/28 meeting. You can also provide your feedback to the PCCEP prior to the meeting by emailing your input to [email protected] by contacting PCCEP Project Manager Mandi Hood at (503) 319-7736. Your feedback will be shared with PCCEP members prior to the Nov. 28 meeting.

Also, in anticipation of the first public meeting of Portland's Committee for Community-Engaged Policing, all are invited to an interactive study session of the Settlement Agreement to US DOJ v. City of Portland. This session will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont St.  

The study session will provide a detailed item-by-item understanding of the settlement agreement, which has been the basis for reform of the Portland Police Bureau since 2014. PCCEP members, police officers, and community allies are encouraged to attend and participate. The study session is hosted by the Mental Health Alliance and facilitated by their attorney Juan Chavez. 

Editor's note: this post was edited Nov. 26 to update the location of the PCCEP meeting.

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