Multnomah County law enforcement officials say they’re cracking down on crime during the holiday shopping rush

A multi-agency retail theft mission starts Black Friday and will last through the weekend, involving officers from throughout Multnomah County.

PORTLAND, Ore. — With the holidays fast approaching, Multnomah County law enforcement officials are making a particular effort to assure Portland-area residents and visitors alike that the area will be safe for people looking to shop or attend events.

On Monday, the Portland Police Bureau announced that it would begin walking patrols instead of car patrols in downtown through the end of the year, assigning eight officers to the area meant to operate in teams of two. They’ll be out from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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