Neighborhood Safety

From our Community Policing Team to Neighborhood Foot Patrols, New Columbia is a community that has invaluable resources for our residents.

Streamlining Communication

We are lucky to have Officer Becky Braun and Officer Christian Berge who compose our Community Policing Team. To streamline communication, and keep our 82 acres safe, these officers meet with the New Columbia property management and community building staff to discuss and create solutions for livability issues. These officers have a contact office at 4939 N Feesenden, near the #4 bus stop at the north end of McCoy Park. To contact Officer Becky Braun directly, call her at (503) 545-3567 or email

In addition to our Community Policing Team, New Columbia also works with the Office of Neighborhood Involvement’s Crime Prevention Coordinator, LaShanda Hurst. One of the largest events of the year, National Night Out, is a great tradition that is rooted through this partnership. LaShanda organizes Block Watches, Foot Patrols and other trainings for residents who want to take action. To join a Foot Patrol or learn about how you can help keep your community safe, contact LaShanda Hurst at (503) 823-4094 or email

Hearing Your Voice, Creating Solutions Together

With 2,700 residents living at New Columbia there needs to be a forum for community members to learn about what is happening in their community, and have their voice heard. Every second Thursday of the month a Community Town Hall takes place. Together, residents, staff and community members alike meet in the Community Room in Trenton Terrace (4720 N Trenton) to discuss issues and create solutions. This allows us to build community together. Meeting topics range from recycling and sustainability tips to community safety. If you have an idea for a town hall meeting, or would like to learn more, contact the facilitator, and New Columbia Community Builder Leslie Esinga at (503) 289-6089 or