Beaverton Police Chief Ronda Groshong Announces Retirement
Beaverton Chief of Police Ronda Groshong has announced her retirement, effective May 2, 2022. Chief Groshong has been Beaverton’s police chief since June 2019. She has been with the Beaverton Police Department since 1995, beginning as a patrol officer and holding the positions of Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant and Captain.
“The last 27 years with the Beaverton Police Department have been some of the most rewarding years of my life,” said Chief Groshong. “I am truly humbled and grateful to have had the opportunity to lead such a professional and progressive department.”
Chief Groshong has worked to expand transparency, increase engagement in neighborhoods, increase available resources to support those experiencing homelessness, and welcome equity training for the department. She also was instrumental in ensuring essential services were maintained despite the challenges of a multi-year global pandemic.
A competitive recruitment for the next Chief of Police will begin this spring.
“I’m looking forward to a dynamic process to find the best leader for our community and dedicated professionals who make up the Beaverton Police Department,” said City Manager Jenny Haruyama. “It has been a true pleasure to work alongside Chief Groshong, and in just a brief time, I’ve come to recognize her as an exceptional public servant who is deeply committed to the Beaverton community, police department, and city organization. During her tenure, she helped to develop the next generation of law enforcement whose leadership will continue to answer the call and respond when there is a need. I wish her well as she embarks on her next chapter of life.”
In addition to her leadership within the Beaverton Police Department, Chief Groshong is a Portland State University graduate, and previously served on the Domestic Violence Resource Center Board of Directors.
The Beaverton Police Department has a $39 million budget and supports nearly 200 employees. The department logs roughly 90,000 annual calls for service.