Agencies throughout Oregon face similar crime and public safety challenges. Around the state, individual agencies respond to these problems in various ways, often with results that merit duplication. The Oregon Knowledge Bank collects successful solutions from the people implementing the programs and shares the information and findings with the Oregon public safety community.
The OKB program descriptions provide practical, concise information about a problem, the solution, the outcome, and relevant advice. You’ll also find contact information for the person who submitted the program information, so that you can go to the source if you have additional questions.
OKB uses the Scanning, Analysis, Response, and Assessment (SARA) model to collect and present program information. This proactive and strategic method is used widely in Oregon and beyond to solve crime and public safety problems.