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Portland Oregon "Partnership Agreement with the Portland Police


PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

Portland Police Bureau/Sexual Minorities Partnership Agreement

June 9, 1998

MAJOR GOAL TO BE ACHIEVED THROUGH THIS PARTNERSHIP: Acknowledgment that the Portland Police Bureau is recognized and accepted for the protection and assistance provided to all citizens, especially as it applies to the particular needs of the sexual minorities community and will strive to gain the confidence of that community to work with the Police Bureau. Our intention is for this document to be as inclusive as possible. For the purpose of this document, sexual minorities
shall be defined as individuals who self-identify with a sexual orientation or gender identity.

I  It is agreed that the sexual minorities community and Portland Police Bureau will work to increase personal safety.

Community-based organizations to be identified will assist in the development and actively sponsor a street smart program with technical assistance provided by the Portland Police Bureau.

Crime prevention programs designed around avoiding assault related to known or perceived sexual minorities status will be improved.

The community based organizations will sponsor town hall style meetings regarding personal safety and be more proactive.

II The Police Bureau and sexual minorities community will work to solidify their relationship.

The sexual minorities community has been provided a position on the Chief's Forum and through that position will continue to provide input to the Bureau.

The Police Bureau will continue to host and be an active participant in the Sexual Minorities Round Table.

The Portland Police Bureau will continue to staff a liaison position for the community at the Chief's level, and will actively encourage and support the on-going relationship with the sexual minorities community.



III The Portland Police Bureau will continue to recruit and support the retention of sexual minorities members in the Portland Police Bureau.

The community will provide support to the Police Bureau in the recruiting of sexual minorities officers by helping to alleviate myths, stereotypes and perceptions about police.

The Portland Police Bureau will create a policy regarding discrimination. Sexual minorities will be included in those areas the policy addresses. The Bureau will ensure that all members are fully aware of the non-discrimination policy and its implications.

The Portland Police Bureau will provide information regarding the sexual minorities' support groups within the Bureau on the same basis as other minorities and protected classes.

The Portland Police Bureau will encourage and support sexual minorities' police officer support groups.

The Portland Police Bureau will continue to provide on-going diversity training to all employees emphasizing respectfulness to each other.

IV The sexual minorities community will work to help the Portland Police Bureau reach organizational goals.

The Sexual Minorities Round Table will discuss crime trends and public safety concerns while being committed to finding solutions.

The Round Table will encourage the discussion and mediation of police/sexual minorities community conflicts.

The Round Table will be the focal point for committees and task forces to review Portland Police Bureau policies and procedures that may impact crime or fear of crime within Portland's sexual minorities community.

The Round Table will design and implement a sexual minorities community crisis response team.

This is a living document and as such, may be amended from time to time.


CHARLES A. MOOSE, Ph.D.
Chief of Police

VERA KATZ 
Mayor

ERIC STEN
Commissioner

CHARLIE HALES
Commissioner

GRETCHEN KAFOURY
Commissioner

JIM FRANCESCONI
Commissioner

CHIEF'S FORUM
Lori Buckwalter

METRO COM CHURCH OF PORTLAND
Reverend Roy Cole

PRIDE NORTHWEST
Norm Costa

NTEGRITY
Jeannie Stewart

DIGNITY
Jerry Deas

CASCADE AIDS PROJECT
Dan Buelling

EQUITY FOUNDATION
Karen Keeney

LOVE MAKES A FAMILY, INC.
Bonnie Tinker

IMPERIAL SOVEREIGN ROSE COURT
Barry Burns

PORTLAND GAY MEN'S CHORUS
Joe Jefferson

BASIC RIGHTS OREGON
>Jean Harris

LESBIAN COMMUNITY PROJECT
Deb Law

PHOENIX RISING
Allanya Guenther

PFLAG
Donna Saffir

OUR HOUSE OF PORTLAND
Alison Jenkins

IT'S TIME OREGON
Lori Buckwalter

POTTER'S HOUSE
Bill Roberts

RIGHT TO PRIDE

PORTLAND AREA BUSINESS ASSOC.

NORTHWEST GENDER ALLIANCE
Elaine Lerner

OREGON GAY & LESBIAN LAW ASSOC.

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