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News from the BPD

| June 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
News from the BPD

What do the coming months mean to the average resident? School is out More kids out and about in parks, on neighborhood streets, near swim centers and frequenting playgrounds. For the last nine months we’ve grown accustomed to them being in school most weekdays from about 8A-230P. Motorists need to make mental adjustments for safety […]

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Learn About: Interagency Programs

| May 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
Learn About: Interagency Programs

By BPD Staff Beaverton Police is proud of our innovative accomplishments and community based policing profile. We believe that plays a significant role in our being voted the safest city in Oregon and one of the safest cities on the west coast. Part of any successful departments plan must and should include partnerships. We have […]

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Traffic Q&A with the Beaverton Police Department

| May 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
Traffic Q&A with the Beaverton Police Department

By Officer Mark Hyde Q:  Sometimes when I see cars pulled over by a police vehicle, they are stopped in no parking areas like the bike lane on Murray Blvd causing cars to swing wide around them. My question is when the police pull over a car, should the car pull over immediately regardless of […]

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Chief’s Message May 2013

| May 7, 2013 | 0 Comments
Chief’s Message May 2013

Public Safety Facility Update The Beaverton Police Department and the City’s Public Safety Center Advisory Committee will soon be kicking off a public awareness campaign to raise awareness about the need for a new public safety building.  A recent survey showed that 57 percent of respondents were unaware of the issues facing our police, court, […]

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Learn About: Police Community Service Officers

| April 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
Learn About: Police Community Service Officers

By BPD Staff Although they are not Police Officers by definition, they do carry guns and have powers of arrest. They wear a uniform unlike those worn by patrol officers and drive marked police cars and vans. Who are they? Beaverton Police Community Service Officers (CSO). Originally tasked with enforcing parking violations on foot and […]

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Traffic Q&A With the Beaverton Police Department

| April 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
Traffic Q&A With the Beaverton Police Department

By Officer Mark Hyde   Q: Is it legal to change lanes in the middle of an intersection? A: No lane changes can take place in the middle of an intersection.   Q: From time to time I see cars and trucks double-park when loading or unloading. The ones who do it the most are […]

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Chief’s Message for March 2013

| March 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Chief’s Message for March 2013

A central part of our community are our children and it is critical that we have programs available for them.  The Beaverton Police Activities League (PAL) is one of these vital programs that supports the at-risk children in our community.  The Beaverton PAL chapter was formed in 1997 and resulted in a partnership between the […]

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