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Beaverton Police Department: The Beaverton Police Annual Report
By Police Staff
The Beaverton Police Annual Report for 2015 is now done and available for public inspection. Access to the entire document is available at beavertonpolice.org under the “Annual Reports” tab. A hard copy can be obtained by contacting Mark Hyde at 503-526-2385.
Let’s begin with a brief background on how the BPD is structured and managed. The BPD is managed by the Chief of Police, currently Jim Monger. The department is divided into three bureaus. The Operations Bureau is managed by Captain Jeffrey Williams. The Services Bureau is headed by Captain Adam Spang and the Administrative Bureau is run by Captain Eric Oathes.
The Operations Bureau oversees the Patrol operations (including scheduling, fleet, communications, temporary holding facility), Traffic Team, K-9 program, Tri-Met, Gang Enforcement, Bicycle Team, Neighborhood Resource Team, and Photo Enforcement.
The Services Bureau is comprised of three divisions: Community Services, Criminal Investigations, and Property and Evidence. This bureau is made up of 48 sworn and non-sworn personnel.
The Administrative Bureau oversees budgeting, strategic planning, policy, accreditation, hiring and training, professional standards, payroll and purchasing, grant management, and the Alarm Program.
The City is divided up into four geographic patrol districts. One or more Officers are assigned to each one of these districts per shift. Under normal staffing conditions the Officers keep the same district through-out the individual rotations. This type of assigning keeps the officers response times down and allows them to become more familiar with activity within the district boundaries.
Investigative Services, which encompasses the Detective Unit, investigates and or does follow-up on Person Crimes, Property Crimes, Fraud, Identity Theft, Criminal Intelligence, High Tech and Cyber-crime. Contained within this unit is a Crime Analyst and Property/Evidence technicians.
The BPD, through a co-operative effort, provides Officers to work in several multi-agency units such as Tri-Met, Major Crimes Team, “Innocence Lost” Human Trafficking Task Force, Gang Enforcement Team, Tactical Negotiations Team and Westside Interagency Narcotics Team. Internally, Officers can test for or be assigned to: Honor Guard, Bicycle Team, K-9 Unit, School Resource Officer, Traffic Team, Community Resource Team, Training and the Neighborhood Resource Team.
The Beaverton Police Department and its personnel do so much more than investigate crimes. School Resource Officers protect the school environment and maintain a safe atmosphere in the classroom. They assume many roles and are committed to supporting kids, not only in their education, but also in other aspects shaping their lives.
The Community Resource Team is the central point for many of the services, programs and outreach efforts the department provides. Some of the more popular programs include the Citizens Academy, Shop With a Cop, Coffee With a Cop, Student Academy and Document Shredding.
Please refer to the report itself for more information including statistics.