Neighborhood Enforcement Team

  • NET tip line: 503-618-2638
  • Call the NET tip line to leave neighborhood nuisance tips and information. Callers can remain anonymous or leave contact information for officers to follow up. NET’s philosophy is "No call too small."

    The Neighborhood Enforcement Team (NET) works closely with property owners, property management companies and neighborhood associations to creatively solve neighborhood issues before they require full police action. 

    NET works in partnership with other police units and departments, plus City teams, including:

    • Code Compliance
    • Rental Housing
    • Environmental Services
    • East Metro Mediation
    • Attorney’s office
    • Office of Neighborhood Involvement
    • Gresham Homeless Action Team

    NET operates using the broken window theory: Take care of the small issues before they become big issues. 

    Landlord forums

    NET conducts landlord forums six times a year to improve communication between property managers and police through education and problem solving to promote safety and increase neighborhood livability.  

    Landlord boot camp

    Gresham Police offers an annual one-day landlord boot camp training for property owners, property managers and on-site managers.  This program is one part of many efforts to stop illegal drug activity, gang activity and other criminal activity that threaten the health, safety and welfare of our residential neighborhoods.

    While the City has the option of taking action against property managers and owners who permit long-term presence of illegal drug activity, gang activity or other criminal activity on their property, we prefer to work with and educate landlords.

    Person in Charge Program/Trespass program

    The City offers multi-family apartments the opportunity to be involved in a Person in Charge (PIC)/Trespass program. The program allows multi-family property owners (including property managers) and the Gresham Police to work together to reduce criminal activities on private property.

    • The partnership authorizes the police department to be the Person in Charge on a property for the purposes of excluding non-residents, who pose a threat to other residents or otherwise violate the community rules of the property.
    • People who are excluded and return to the property may be arrested for criminal trespass.

    Packets must include signed copies of PIC form and be renewed annually.

    Private property trespassing

    Follow the private property trespassing guidelines for business owners or single-dwelling property owners, who need to trespass an individual from their properties.