Next Shred Event: Become a fan of the Tigard Police Department on Facebook or follow @tigardpolice on Twitter and be one of the first to know when shred events are planned.
Shredding is an excellent method to securely dispose of unwanted household documents and other materials containing sensitive information. Law enforcement strongly advocates the shredding of sensitive paperwork in efforts to reduce elements of identity theft. Information released from the Oregon Attorney General noted Oregon ranked 15th in the nation regarding the growth of reported incidents of identity theft. Many incidents could have been averted if precautions were taken to reduce elements of personal data being available to identity theft criminals.