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Tigard Police Department

Free Document Shredding

Periodically, the Tigard Police Department, in partnership with Pride Recycling, offers free document shredding for the community. Typically the events are offered on a Saturday morning and conducted in the parking lot of Tigard City Hall.
Next Shred Event:
Our next shred event will likely be offered Spring 2018.

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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.

Identity Theft a National Problem
The most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Services indicate that there were 17.6 million victims of identity theft in 2014 alone. Two-thirds of those harmed suffered a financial loss.

The victims include Tigard residents, who have filed reports with the Tigard Police Department.

The department recommends residents follow Federal Trade Commission guidelines to safeguard one’s personal information:

  • Know who you share information with.
  • Store and dispose of your personal information securely, especially your Social Security number and birthdate.
  • Ask questions before sharing your personal information.
  • Make sure your computers and other electronic devices are secure.
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