The Tigard Police Department is a progressive and professional police organization. The department is committed to a community policing philosophy and works very closely with the public providing a wide range of programs and information. We are dedicated police professionals committed to the community, sensitive to the needs of our citizens while holding ourselves accountable to the highest standards of excellence and achievement.
There are three divisions within the Police Department, including Operations, Support Services and Administration.
Records Specialists are non-sworn personnel who are responsible for data entry, control, maintenance and retrieval of police reports. The records unit assists inquiries both in person and on the telephone. Six specialists and a supervisor staff the unit. Police records are available from 8 AM until 11 PM every day.
The Patrol Division is the backbone of every police department. Patrol is responsible for the initial handling of all calls for service. 24-hour service requires three shifts each consisting of a supervisor and patrol officers. Uniformed personnel assigned to this section perform most initial investigations and provide the community the highest quality of police services, including K-9 support.
Traffic Safety Unit
This unit provides overall enforcement of traffic safety laws in Tigard. In addition, the three motorcycle officers, including a sergeant, provide motor vehicle accident investigation. The Traffic unit Sergeant also assists citizens with concerns regarding traffic oriented issues in Tigard via the traffic complaint form.
The Detective Division is responsible for the initial and follow-up investigations. A Detective Lieutenant and Sergeant supervise the unit which also includes four School Resource Officers.
School Resource Officers
Tigard Police currently have four School Resource Officers that provide resource and police assistance within the Tigard-Tualatin School District. The officers provide D.A.R.E. instruction throughout the six Tigard elementary schools. Tigard students also receive G.R.E.A.T. program education.
The Property and Evidence Technicians are non-sworn personnel with responsibility for the management, storage and control of all evidence and property in control of the Department. These technicians are supervised by the Records Supervisor.
The Reserve Program is a voluntary effort affording citizens the opportunity to participate at a patrol officer level. The program is supervised by the Operations Commander. Police allows the Department to maintain approximately fifteen reserve officers.
Community Service Officers
These non-sworn officers support the patrol division. The Community Service Officers assist with motor vehicle accidents, traffic control, report taking and a myriad of other patrol responsibilities.
Providing information to the public and various media outlets regarding criminal, public safety and other activity in conjunction with Tigard Police Department operations.
Responsible for the management of all crime prevention programming within Tigard such as Neighborhood Watch, the Monthly Landlord Forum, Sensitive Document Shredding, National Night Out, Prescription Drug Turn-In and the Citizens Police Academy. Provides crime prevention related information to the community via various avenues such as the web-based "Crime Spotter" and the electronic monthly newsletter "Crime Prevention Connection."