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 Mayor Ted Wheeler 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, Multnomah County
Mayor Ted Wheeler, City of Portland


Honorable Cheryl Albrecht, Chief Criminal Court Judge
Gunnar Browning, Oregon Youth Authority
Honorable Stephen Bushong, Presiding Circuit Court Judge
Patricia Charles-Heathers, Multnomah County Health Department
Ebony Clarke, Director, Behavioral Health Division
Deena Corso, Juvenile Services Division Director Department of Community Justice
Djimet Dogo, Associate Director, IRCO
Jan Elfers, Community Representative
Patrick Huskey, Lieutenant, Oregon State Police
Mary Kane, Portland Public Schools
Chuck Lovell, Chief, Portland Police Bureau
Carl Macpherson, Director, Metropolitan Public Defenders 
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
Robin Sells, Chief, Gresham Police Department
Honorable Susan Svetkey, Chief Family Court Judge