Services Provided by Portland Patrol Inc


Our Partners:


PPI provides security services in the form of foot and bicycle patrols to a variety of clients in Downtown Portland. Our officers patrol within the 213 square blocks of the Downtown Business Improvement District (BID).

With 38 armed security officers and 22 unarmed security officers PPI patrols the areas between Naito Pkwy and 11th Avenue, NW Hoyt to SW Market streets (see map).  PPI’s hours of operation are 7am to 11pm on weekdays and Saturday and 10 am to 6pm on Sunday.


All PPI officers are DPSST certified and receive constantly updated training and certification from an in-house instructor. PPI armed officers are required to have a minimum of three years of prior law enforcement experience. Many of PPI’s armed officers have served in police departments for over twenty years.


Portland Patrol unarmed officers are given comprehensive unarmed DPSST training and are assigned to armed officers for field training before given individual duties in the patrol district.

As trained observers and problem solvers, PPI officers are responsible to address business and citizen complaints, provide information, assistance and or referrals, and work to solve minor crime or nuisance problems. These problems include: aggressive behavior, assaults, assist citizens, assist police, address bicycle violations, business assists, cleaning referrals, disorderly conduct, drinking in public, drug activity, fighting, found property, gang activity, graffiti, intoxicated persons, medical problems, mental subjects, aggressive panhandling, park patrols, sidewalk obstructions, shoplifting, skateboarding, suspicious persons, traffic accidents (information exchange assistance), trespassing, Tri-Met activity, unwanted persons, and vandalism.

The average PPI response time to a call is 5-7 minutes, far under the police response time for similar types of lower priority calls for service. In this capacity, PPI is pleased to be able to assist the Portland Police in dealing with chronic crime and safety issues in Downtown Portland.

PPB officers frequently make arrests, write citations for criminal and ordinance violations, or take other actions based on direct referrals from PPI officers. As a result, our PPB officers regularly average over 100 arrests per month! Working in groups of two, PPB officers provide services throughout the work week.

* BID Map

Portland Mall Management Inc:
The mission of PPI is to provide security in a fashion that ensures all who travel within the 5-6th avenue Transit Mall and LRT Loop* feel safe and welcomed.

PPI officers are attired in uniforms that are very professional in design and material. The uniform is readily identified and recognized in the downtown Portland area as belonging to members of a security company that are easily approachable and professional.

Both armed and unarmed officers travel the Transit Mall and LRT by foot, bike, and Segway to contact those in need of awaking, identify new graffiti, problem-solve public drinking incidents, address aggressive panhandling, watch for those involved in drug dealing, give directions, and most importantly assist the public with any needs or questions.


Smart Park:
Both foot and bicycle patrols are provided for six City of Portland (Smart Park) parking garages. These garages are located on

1. SW 3rd and Alder
2. SW 4th and Yamhill
3. SW 10th and Yamhill
4. SW 1st and Jefferson
5. O’Bryant Square
6. NW Naito and Davis

*Smart Park Garage
*Garage Elevator Layout


PPI provides armed Security Services for the city of Hillsboro at their Civic Center.

Duties include weekly foot patrols of the facility, municipal court, and surrounding grounds. Including the evening meetings hosted or conducted by the city, open to the public, to include city council and planning commissions. From time to time, special events like Tuesday Market during the summer are also serviced by the contract.

PPI works closely with local law enforcement and has direct radio communication with the Washington County multiagency dispatch center.

Portland Public Schools:
PPI provides armed and unarmed uniformed security officers as needed by the District Regular. Assignments which vary include: meetings, athletic activities, and school dances.

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Contract Services:

Security services are available on a short or long -term basis and are quoted on an individual basis. Please contact Portland Patrol Incorporated to see how we can help to meet your security needs.

All PPI security officers are DPSST certified by the State of Oregon.

Office - (503) 224-7383
Fax – (503) 224-5041

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Links to PDF Files:
Smart Park Garage
Garage Elevator Layout

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