Safety with a smile
To help ensure that Downtown Portland is a safe and wonderful place to be, we oversee a Downtown Cadet Program in partnership with the Portland Police Department.
Cadets are training for careers in law enforcement or the military, and the program gives them valuable hands-on experience in the field of community policing. The cadets are sworn in as constables with the City of Portland, and as part of their duties they:
- Make neighborly visits to downtown businesses
- Identify persons in need and offer assistance
- Enforce local municipal ordinances
- Meet and greet residents & tourists
- Provide a friendly face to public safety in Portland
Meet our team
Our cadets patrol the downtown district on foot May through September (Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-8pm). They love personal introductions and the opportunity to talk safety, so if you see them out and about: go ahead and ask what they’re up to! If you’re a downtown business owner and haven’t had a chance to meet the cadets, please email Amy to schedule a visit.