March 02, 2016

Wyden Welcomes Attorney General Lynch to Portland

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) welcomed this week’s Portland visit by Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch as providing a great opportunity for her to see the city’s progress on community policing and to discuss with community leaders what more needs to be done.

“The Attorney General deserves credit both for her focus on community policing and for witnessing what cities like Portland are working on to build the trust that’s needed between citizens and police officers,” Wyden said. “Getting community policing right will go a long way toward making our neighborhoods safe and developing lasting bonds between Portlanders and law enforcement.”

Lynch’s visit to Portland on Wednesday and Thursday is part of her national Community Policing Tour

In this second phase of the tour, the Attorney General is visiting Portland and five other jurisdictions around the country that she says have excelled in each of the six pillars discussed in the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing final report: (1) Building Trust and Legitimacy; (2) Policy and Oversight; (3) Technology and Social Media; (4) Community Policing and Crime Reduction; (5) Officer Training and Education; and (6) Officer Safety and Wellness.  The trip to Portland will highlight Pillar 4 – Community Policing and Crime Reduction. 

More information on the #CommunityPolicing tour is available at the following page: