For over 15 years, public safety stakeholders have met monthly as Multnomah County’s Local Public Safety Coordinating Council (“LPSCC”) to coordinate their policies and operations and to collectively address issues critical to public safety. The Council, co-chaired by Portland Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty and Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury, also directs the work of several subcommittees and smaller workgroups that focus on emerging issues within the justice system, such as youth violence prevention, law enforcement agency alignment, pre-trial supervision, and mental health services in the justice system.

Committee Members

LPSCC Co-Chairs

Chair Deborah Kafoury, Chair, Multnomah County
Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, Commissioner, City of Portland


Honorable Cheryl Albrecht, Chief Criminal Court Judge
Scott Asphaug, US Attorney's Office
Mohammad Bader, Director, Dept. of County Human Services
Gunnar Browning, Field Supervisor, Oregon Youth Authority
Ebony Clarke, Director, Multnomah County Health Department
Patrick Huskey, Lieutenant, Oregon State Police
Chuck Lovell, Chief, Portland Police Bureau
Carl Macpherson, Director, Metropolitan Public Defenders 
Honorable Judith Matarazzo, Presiding Circuit Court Judge
Colette S Peters, Director,  Oregon Department of Corrections
Erika Preuitt, Director, Department of Community Justice
Mike Reese, Sheriff, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
Brian Renauer, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Portland State University
Alix Sanchez, County Human ServicesDomestic & Sexual Violence Coordination Office
Mike Schmidt, District Attorney
Honorable Susan Svetkey, Chief Family Court Judge