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Washington County Sheriff's Office, police departments team up to offer landlord forums

FILE - The Portland Community College center at Willow Creek is hosting a series of landlord forums this fall and winter.The 17th season of a series of monthly forums intended to assist landlords and property managers in Washington County kicks off on Wednesday.

The landlord forums are a collaboration between the Beaverton, Hillsboro and Tigard police departments and the Washington County Sheriff's Office, which combine their resources as the Westside Crime Prevention Coalition to offer advice and information on improving public safety in the county.

The forums are free and refreshments will be served. Attendees can have their questions answered by attorneys from Warren Allen LLP, a Portland law firm that specializes in rental property issues, and meet with law enforcement representatives to talk about the issues they face.

The forums will be held at Portland Community College's Willow Creek center, located at 241 S.W. Edgeway Dr. in Hillsboro. Each will run for an hour and a half and begin at 6:30 p.m.

The topic of the first forum on Wednesday is “Starting on a High Note: New Marijuana Laws and Landlord's Rights.”

More information about upcoming forums is available on the Tigard Police Department's website.