Fall is a busy time for the Beaverton Police Department

Fall is a busy time for the Beaverton Police Department

Shredding Paperwork

Shredding paperwork with personal information on it is an effective way of reducing your chances of becoming a victim of identity theft. On October 12, BPD held the final shred event of 2019 at Sunset Presbyterian Church and were able to help 721 families shred their sensitive documents. In the process, we collected over 2,400 pounds of donated canned food for the Oregon Food Bank.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Beaverton Police Department, Hillsboro Police Department, Cornelius Police Department, Tigard Police Department, Washington County District Attorney’s Office and Washington County Sheriff’s Office all combined efforts to end domestic violence in our community, #endDV. Each jurisdiction formally proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We participated in several events throughout the month to raise awareness, including a candlelight vigil where we stood in solidarity with survivors of domestic violence. Next October, we encourage you to wear purple all month to raise awareness.

Breast Cancer Awareness

October was also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. BPD officers were allowed to show their support by adding a touch of pink to their uniform and making a donation to a charity of their choice. Similarly, this month (November) you may notice some of our officers growing beards. If you see an officer with a fuzzy face, you will know that officer made a donation to a charity of their choice in order to participate in “No Shave November,” which highlights men’s health.

Toy Drive

The BPD Toy Drive is coming soon. We will have barrels around the police department where you can donate toys for the upcoming holiday season. All the toys we collect go to children right here in our community.

Please check the calendar on our website along with the calendar on the City of Beaverton website for all of the latest information on events all year long. Additionally, BPD will post live-breaking information and updates to Facebook, Twitter, and the NextDoor app. Be sure to “follow” the Beaverton Police Department so you don’t miss a thing!

For more information, visit: https://www.beavertonpolice.org/