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Beaverton Police Department: “The Man or Woman Behind the Badge”

| November 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Police Department: “The Man or Woman Behind the Badge”

By BPD Staff What a great photo opportunity, Police Officer in full uniform bending down to almost eye level with smaller child giving her a sticker badge. It’s almost a Norman Rockwell moment, a slice of Americana. Take a moment to study the picture and tell me what you would see minus the children and […]

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Message from the Chief: Body Cameras

| November 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Message from the Chief: Body Cameras

By Chief Geoff Spalding The Beaverton Police Department has been awarded a Body-Worn Camera Pilot Implementation Program Grant in the amount of $150,000 for 100 cameras through the U.S. Department of Justice. The $20 million funding was announced in May 2015 as part of President Obama’s commitment to expand funding and training to law enforcement […]

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A Commitment to Beaverton Schools: Beaverton Police Department

| October 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
A Commitment to Beaverton Schools: Beaverton Police Department

By BPD Staff It wasn’t that long ago that the presence of police officers at neighborhood schools struck fear in the hearts of every parent. Now, a police car parked out front is the norm, and that’s a good thing. Not only has the police presence provided a feeling of security it has morphed into […]

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Shop with a Cop: KPTV Fox12 News

| October 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
Shop with a Cop: KPTV Fox12 News

By KPTV Staff A group of students got their school year off to a great start thanks to the Beaverton Police Department. Beaverton police hosted their first “Shop with a Cop” event, with uniformed officers going back-to-school shopping with local students. Officers met up with 11 students at the Fred Meyer store off Beaverton Hillsdale […]

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The Beaverton Police Annual Report for 2014 is now available

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
The Beaverton Police Annual Report for 2014 is now available

By BPD Staff The Operations Bureau, managed by Captain Eric Oathes, is the foundation of the department and makes up the majority of police employees, including 91 sworn and non-sworn personnel assigned to the Patrol and Traffic Divisions. The Operations Bureau oversees the Patrol operations (including scheduling, fleet, communications, and the temporary holding facility), Traffic […]

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Message from the Chief: Shop with a cop event!

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Message from the Chief: Shop with a cop event!

By Chief Geoff Spalding On August 11, 2015, officers from the Beaverton Police Department participated in its first Shop with a Cop event. During the months leading up to the event the Department raised funds to help eleven Beaverton-area children purchase items for the upcoming school year. Fred Meyer, Doorway Mortgage and the Beaverton Police […]

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Message from the Chief: We are having a great year in Beaverton!

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Message from the Chief: We are having a great year in Beaverton!

By Chief Geoff Spalding On June 30, 2015, the Beaverton Police Department held its first “Coffee with a Cop” event at Ava Roasteria. Coffee with a Cop is a national program that began in 2011 by officers in Hawthorne, California as a way to interact more successfully with their citizens. Since then, the program has […]

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Beaverton Police Department: 2014 Award Ceremony

| May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Police Department: 2014 Award Ceremony

By BPD Staff Police and the public gathered in April to honor those Officers and civilians whose actions during the calendar year 2014 deserved special attention via certificates or medals. We have included a list of recipients as well as an edited version of their actions. Officer Jeremy Shaw On February 11th, 2014 Officer Jeremy […]

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Message from the Chief: Student Academy

| May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Message from the Chief: Student Academy

By Chief Geoff Spaulding The Beaverton Police Department’s Student Academy was formed to provide high school students with a better understanding of law enforcement’s role in society. The goal of the Student Academy is to break down barriers to communication by providing an opportunity for police and students to work together. It is difficult to […]

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Beaverton Police Department: Why we crash and what NOT to do

| April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Police Department: Why we crash and what NOT to do

By Police Staff The following information was provided, in part, by Tigard Municipal Court Judge Michael J O’Brien who authors a particularly worthwhile read entitled “Rules of the Road” on the cities court website (www.tigard-or.gov). Although some of the statistics and analysis was tabulated several years ago, the information is still valuable and thought provoking. […]

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