The Albina-Killingsworth Safe Neighborhood Commission (AKSNC) is a collaboration between community and law enforcement based out of PCC Cascade. Formed in 2006, the commission works cooperatively to improve the safety and livability of the community. The AKSNC includes representatives from PCC Cascade Campus, the Portland Police Bureau, Jefferson High School, the North Portland Branch of the Multnomah County Library, the Multnomah County District Attorney's office, POIC-Rosemary Anderson High School, TriMet, the City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement, local neighborhood associations, residents, and area businesses.
In 2015, the AKSNC received recognition for its efforts as the runner-up for the annual Herman Goldstein Award for Excellence in Problem-Oriented Policing, a worldwide competition among innovative community policing initiatives. In 2014, the Commission received a Commendation Medal from the Portland Police bureau for excellence in community policing.
The Commission’s area of activity extends along North Killingsworth Street roughly from Interstate 5 to Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, along North Albina Avenue from Rosa Parks Way to Alberta Street, and into the residential areas surrounding these thoroughfares.
The AKSNC meets monthly to discuss community safety and livability issues at the Cascade Campus of Portland Community College. Meetings are the second Tuesday of the month from 9-10:30 am unless otherwise noted and are open to community members. Once a quarter the AKSNC meets in the evening from 5:30-7pm. Meeting are in the Student Services Building in the Administration conference room, 209C.
2016 Meeting Schedule
- May 10: Quarterly Evening Meeting, 5:30-7pm
- June 14
- July 12
- August, no meeting National Night Out Event, date TBD
- September 13
- October 11
- November 8
- December, no meeting