PUBLIC SAFETY

Important Numbers & Links

911         EMERGENCY – Police, Fire, Medical

874-8575  Portland Police – NON-emergency

874-8576  Portland Fire – NON-emergency

Anonymous Crime Tip – ONLINE

874-8479  Portland Police – HQ

874-8400  Portland Fire – HQ

Community Policing Centers  (several  citywide – please see below)

874-8703  Code Enforcement             EMAIL: buildinginspections@portlandmaine.gov

1-800-222-1222  No. New England Poison Center at MMC

1-207-892-6785 Civil Emergency – Cumberland County Emergency Management Agency

1-207-725-5946 FIGHT CRIME: Invest in Kids Maine

Community Policing Centers 

Munjoy Hill Community Policing Center
101 Atlantic Street
Phone: 756-8135
Janine Kaserman
janinek@portlandmaine.gov

Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Organization
2nd MON @ 7pm
MHNO building
92 Congress Street

East Bayside Neighborhood Org.
3rd TUE monthly @ 7pm
Root Cellar, 94 Washington Avenue

Midtown Community Policing Center
26 Portland Street
Phone: 772-1371
Rebecca Smith
rebeccas@portlandmaine.gov

Bayside Neighborhood Association
Neighborhood Watch
2nd TUE @ 6pm
(every other month)
24 Stone Street

Bayside Neighborhood Association Steering Comm.
1st TUE @ 6pm
(every other month)
24 Stone Street

Parkside Community Policing Center
85 Grant Street
Phone: 756-8137
Michelle Lauture
lauturem@portlandmaine.gov

Parkside Neighborhood Association
2nd THU @ 7pm
Parkside Neighborhood Center, 85 Grant St.

West End Community Policing Center
284 Danforth Street
(Harbor Terrace)
Phone: 780-0495
sarahc@portlandmaine.gov

West End Neighborhood Association
2nd WED @ 6:30pm
Reiche Community Center
Reiche School
166 Brackett Street

Portland Housing Authority (PHA)
14 Baxter Blvd.
Phone: 773-4753
Shawna Ohm
shawnao@portlandmaine.gov

TENANTS COUNCILS:

Washington Gardens
1st MON @ 2pm
conference room

Franklin Towers
3rd TUE @ 5:30pm
conference room

Harbor Terrace
4th Friday @ 4pm
conference room

Riverton Park
3rd TUE @ 5:30pm
community building

Sagamore Village
3rd THU @ 1pm
community building

Kennedy Park
3rd THU @ 4pm
community building

PHANG tenant council
3rd THU @ 9am
at various PHA
property locations

Citizens Offering Police Support (COPS)

Citizens Offering Police Support (COPS)

Neighors Network NEWS
SEP 2008
www.neighborsnet.org
Does Portland need COPS?

Citizens Offering Police Support (COPS) are active in many cities and town across the US. Phoenix, Arizona appears to have a very well-developed program as indicated by their webpage: http://phoenix.gov/police/cops1.html and by their COPS training presentation: http://phoenix.gov/police/cops _ vol.pdf

COPS is similar to VIPS (Volunteers In Police Service – www.policevolunteers.org) a collaboration between the International Chiefs of Police Association, Citizen Corps, and the US Department of Justice.

Several Maine cities and towns have been taking full advantage of VIPS for seeral years now: Scarborough, Auburn, and the University of Maine-Augusta to name a few. FMI in VIPS: www.policevolunteers.org

Another great resource among many is the National Association of Town Watch: www.nationaltownwatch.org which publishes a great Block Captain’s Handbook: www.nationaltownwatch.org/natw/handbook.html

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One Response to PUBLIC SAFETY

  1. Morgan Callan Rogers says:

    Hello – this is a wonderful site with a lot of good information. HOWEVER – (there is always a however, isn’t there?) I am the Executive Assistant for Chief LaMontagne at the Portland Fire Department. The non-emergency number you have provided for the public is only available 7.5 hours per day – it is the number to the receptionist’s number at Fire Headquarters.. The 24-hour non-emergency number is 874-8576. Please correct this!

    Thank you.
    Morgan Callan Rogers (874-8407)

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