Community Resources

Neighborhood Watch Program

The Neighborhood Watch Program is the cornerstone of all crime prevention programs. It enlists the active participation of citizens, in cooperation with law enforcement, to reduce burglaries and other neighborhood crimes. Its primary purpose is the protection of property - yours and your neighbors.

Most home burglaries occur during the day and early evening hours when alert neighbors could spot thieves and call police. Concerned citizens are doing just that. They are part of a Neighborhood Watch program. Neighbors looking out for neighbors.

For more information on how you can become part of a neighborhood Watch program, or start one in your neighborhood, please read the Neighborhood Watch Program Information Packet.

National Night Out 2014

On Tuesday, August 5, 2014, neighborhoods throughout the City of Woodburn are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the "31st Annual National Night Out" crime/drug prevention event. National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by Woodburn Police Department, will involve over 10,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. In all, over 34 million people participated in NNO 2013.  Learn more about how to start YOUR neighborhood watch area, NNO Registration Form 2014 and how you can promote and support the program. For more information contact Det Craig Halupowski at 503-982-2345 or via email at

Community Emergency Response Team

Following a major disaster, first responders who provide fire and medical services will not be able to meet the demand for these services. Factors as number of victims, communication failures, and road blockages will prevent people from accessing emergency services they have come to expect at a moment's notice through 911. People will have to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate life saving and life sustaining needs.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

Oregon Sex Offender Inquiry System

ORS 181.592 authorizes the Oregon State Police to make information about registered sex offenders available to the public. ORS 181.592(4)(c) authorizes the release of information on certain sex offenders to be posted on a public web site.