Dear Portland Community,
For the last five years our Bureau has been using the Racial Equity Plan to organize the Bureau’s efforts to meet the City’s equity goals and values. For more information on this plan and its implementation see here: Equity and Inclusion Office | Portland.gov. We are now in the process of creating a new Racial Equity Plan and we need your help. Community input is critical for making sure that the priorities of the Bureau reflect the needs of the community. We are looking to get feedback from the many diverse communities and individuals in Portland to ensure that the plan accounts for the diversity of perspectives and experiences of the city.
We have completed a draft of 27 commitments broken into three sections. These commitments represent broad areas of action that we intend to tie to specific goals each year. This will provide the Police Bureau a clear roadmap for improvement and give it a way to transparently report its progress to the public. Attached here and available on our website is the breakdown of each of our commitments and why we believe this item is important. We want to hear from our community whether or not these commitments align with your values, if something is missing, or if something needs to be removed. Please submit these comments via the survey portal and not via email. These comments will be received until February 19. We will review feedback, make changes where we feel appropriate and post the new draft for a second round of comments. After the final draft is complete we will begin a similar process for the yearly goals of each the commitments. If you have translation or ADA needs as it relates to this document please reach out to brody….@police.
We will be holding informational sessions to answer questions and present on our process on January 24th and February 1st at 6pm. These sessions are in Webinar format meaning guests will be able to submit questions and will be visible to the hosts but not each other. Links to the Webinar’s can be found on our webpage found here: https://www.portland.gov/
You are welcome to forward this email to anyone you think would benefit from participating. Attached is a flyer you are welcome to post and share with your communities.
The City of Portland ensures meaningful access to City programs, services, and activities to comply with Civil Rights Title VI and ADA Title II laws and reasonably provides: translation, interpretation, modifications, accommodations, alternative formats, auxiliary aids, and services. To request these services, contact 503-823-2525, City TTY 503-823-6868, Relay Service: 711.
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Equity and Inclusion Office
Portland Police Bureau, 119/1552
“We cannot effectively address crime reduction and prevention, community engagement and inclusion or organizational excellence through an equity and inclusion lens if we ignore our history.” Chief Danielle Outlaw (2018)
Learn more about PPB’s Racial Equity Plan @ https://www.portlandoregon.
It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any city program, service, or activity on the grounds of race, color, national origin, disability, or other protected class status. Adhering to Civil Rights Title VI and ADA Title II civil rights laws, the City of Portland ensures meaningful access to City programs, services, and activities by reasonably providing: translation and interpretation, modifications, accommodations, alternative formats, and auxiliary aids and services. To request these services, contact 503-826-0264, City TTY 503-823-6868, Relay Service: 711.