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Beaverton Police Department: 21st Century Policing and Social Media

| August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Police Department: 21st Century Policing and Social Media

By Police Staff In a survey conducted by PEW Research Center in January 2018, 68% of American adults say they use Facebook and 73% say they use YouTube. The number of people using social media as a news source continues to grow and law enforcement must continue to adapt how we interact with our community. […]

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Beaverton Police Department: Small acts of kindness by law enforcement officers

| July 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Police Department: Small acts of kindness by law enforcement officers

By Police Staff You’ve always been drawn to careers that let you give back to your community and serve others—but your current job doesn’t fit the bill. You want to spend your working years in a career that makes a difference and allows you enough flexibility to spend time with your family. You like the […]

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Beaverton Police Department: Summer sun can turn cars into ovens

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Police Department: Summer sun can turn cars into ovens

By Police Staff The sun is here, and that means we need to take prevention steps to avoid heatstroke in our children and pets. Cars can heat up quick! It is never okay to leave your children alone in a car for any reason. Even with temperatures in the mid-60s, the inside of your vehicle […]

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Beaverton Police Department: BPD welcomes 7 new officers

| May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Police Department: BPD welcomes 7 new officers

By Police Staff The Beaverton Police Department (BPD) is pleased to welcome seven officers to the department. Jacob Kartchner is a lateral police officer from Hawaii and started here with BPD on March 5. Jonathan Basulto, Cindyjo Boungnavath, Joshua Croissant, Michael Gaskell, Kyle Sahnow, and Jacob Severson are all new officers and their first day […]

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Beaverton Police Department: Cell phone use while driving – know the law

| April 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Police Department: Cell phone use while driving – know the law

By Police Staff Driving a Motor Vehicle While Using a Mobile Electronic Device, ORS 811.507. It has been a little over five months since the new, more restrictive, “cell phone” law took effect, yet many drivers are still unaware of the limitations this law places on their ability to interact with a mobile electronic device […]

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Beaverton Police Department: Scams: the most impactful crime around

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Police Department: Scams: the most impactful crime around

By Police Staff We spend a serious amount of time investigating, talking about and writing about scams that are likely to affect you or a loved one’s daily life. Why? Because it is the most impactful crime trend and the one most likely to be around for a while. Unfortunately, there is no end in […]

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Beaverton Police Department: Public Safety Center Takes Shape

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Police Department: Public Safety Center Takes Shape

By Police Staff Beaverton’s public safety center, the city’s new and first-ever dedicated building for our Police Department and Emergency Management Operations, is taking shape. Last year, the city partnered with Shiels Obletz Johnsen, Inc., FFA Architecture and Interiors, and Skanska USA Building, Inc. for design and construction. In addition, building planning and programming has […]

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Beaverton Police Department: Law Enforcement as a Career

| January 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Police Department: Law Enforcement as a Career

By Police Staff January is typically the month that people make resolutions about positive changes they’re committed to making that will improve them or people around them. Stop smoking, lose some weight, be kinder to family, friends and strangers. All commendable and worth considering. At Beaverton Police we feel that re-committing ourselves to the community […]

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Beaverton Police Department: New Distracted Driving Law

| December 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Police Department: New Distracted Driving Law

By Police Staff October 1st brought with it rain and cooler weather. It also brought a newly revised distracted driving law. We at the Beaverton Police Department urge people to put down their distracting electronic devices and focus on driving. The revised distracted driving law can be found in Oregon Revised Statutes 811.507 and is […]

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KPTV FOX Channel 12: BPD Officers Served Up Burgers & fries in support of a great cause

| December 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
KPTV FOX Channel 12: BPD Officers Served Up Burgers & fries in support of a great cause

By KPTV Staff Beaverton Police Department officers participated in the annual “Tip-A-Cop” event at the Red Robin restaurant off Southwest Canyon Road. The officers from Beaverton assisted Red Robin staff in taking care of customers. In return, the tips they received went toward Special Olympics Oregon. Special Olympics Oregon provides year-round sports training and athletic […]

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