FRI, AUGUST 1, 2014
City Hall
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Police Department: Crime Prevention

 

Business Watch Program  Business Watch is a united crime prevention program involving the business community and the police department. The goal is to make Forest Grove a more livable city through crime prevention and problem solving strategies. Participants in Business Watch learn:

  • To become familiar with other business and neighborhood activity on the block.
  • To recognize and report suspicious activity.
  • To increase business security through security recommendations, CPTED (Crime Prevention through Environmental Design) and inventory engraving.
  • Implementing crime prevention techniques and strategies in businesses and neighborhoods.

Contact the Community Service Officers at the Forest Grove Police Department at 503-992-3260 for information on starting a Business Watch in your area.

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Neighborhood Watch Program  Neighborhood Watch is a united crime prevention program involving residential neighborhoods and the police department. The goal is to make Forest Grove a more livable city through crime prevention and problem solving strategies. Participants in Neighborhood Watch learn:

  • To become familiar with neighborhood activity on the block.
  • To recognize and report suspicious activity.
  • How to implement crime prevention techniques and strategies in neighborhoods.

The Forest Grove Neighborhood Watch newsletter is published quarterly and distributed to participating groups.

Contact the Community Service Officers at the Forest Grove Police Department at 503-992-3260 for information on starting a Neighborhood Watch in your area.

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Home and Business Security Surveys 

Or, if you would like to conduct a security inspection on your own, print the inspection forms you need below and follow the suggested recommendations:

PDF Security forms  
Residential Security Inspection FormResidential Security Inspection Form 
Residential Security Recommendations Residential Security Recommendations
Commercial Security Inspection Form Commercial Security Inspection Form
Commercial Security Recommendations Commercial Security Recommendations

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Landlord Forums 

The Westside Crime Prevention Coalition (WCPC) represented by officers from  Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Beaverton, Tigard and Washington County Sheriff's office, have teamed together to bring information and training forums to landlords and property managers.  These free sessions are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm at  PCC Willow Creek located at 241 SW Edgeway Drive in Hillsboro.

The goal of the training is to afford residential rental property owners and managers an opportunity to learn how they may better recognize and address possible criminal activity on their property as well as obtain better understanding of police perspective when it comes to maintaining a safe property. 

The free monthly forums also offer an opportunity to obtain clarification and better insight into Oregon Landlord/Tenant Laws. The 90 minute session always offers advice and problem solving suggestions by Jeffrey S. Bennett, a Portland area attorney and recognized expert regarding rental property issues. Another benefit of the forum is the ability for attendees to network with other rental property owners and managers in the area who often share common concerns and questions.

Click here to see the brochure with the upcoming meeting topics.