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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Oregon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 27, 2019

U.S. Attorney's Office to Join FBI, Local Law Enforcement for House of Worship Safety Seminar

Seminar is part of the national One Congregation One Precinct (OneCOP) initiative

PORTLAND—U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams announced today that the U.S. Attorney’s Office will join the FBI and other Portland area law enforcement agencies to host a safety and security seminar for faith communities.

Leaders and subject matter experts from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the FBI, Oregon State Police, Portland Police Bureau and the Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington County Sheriffs’ Offices will jointly present information designed to support and update existing house of worship security protocols and preparedness measures.

All senior faith leaders and congregation security personnel in Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties are encouraged to attend. The training will include a robust question and answer period.

Please note: this training is being offered for information and preparedness purposes only and is not responsive to any active or known threats to area congregations.

WHAT: Safety Seminar for Faith Communities

WHEN: Sunday, June 30, 2019 from 3:00-6:00pm PDT

WHERE: Congregation Neveh Shalom—2900 SW Peaceful Lane, Portland, Oregon

This training is free and designed for senior faith leaders and congregation security personnel.

A news conference featuring senior leaders from OneCOP and participating law enforcement agencies will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. on the 15th floor of the Justice Center (Chief's Office Conference Room). Media can arrive at 12:00 p.m. for set-up and a representative will meet interested media in the lobby to assist with entry.

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Updated June 27, 2019