From the Office of the Police Chief
A recent announcement by the federal government advising of increased immigration enforcement to begin across the country next week may generate fear and confusion in our community. As Tigard’s Chief of Police, I want to assure members of our community that our mission is to provide public safety services to all persons in our community, regardless of status. Read more...
Retired Tigard Police K-9 Passes Away
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of retired Tigard Police K-9 Baxter. He died peacefully at 10:00 a.m. on June 3 with his favorite Kong toy still in his mouth, surrounded by loved ones. Baxter served Tigard Police faithfully for eight years and transitioned to a beloved pet with his handler Sergeant Odam and his family. Find out more about his life here.
Arrest Warrants Keep Officers Busy
When defendants miss scheduled court dates, violate parole or probation, or are indicted by the grand jury, an arrest warrant is issued. This creates a "logjam preventing a case from moving forward" and can take an emotional toll on victims. Find out more about this aspect of police work here.
Prevent Theft this Summer
Thefts from yards, garages, and balconies tend to increase this time of year. Find crime prevention advice including burglary prevention tips for your vacation by clicking here.
TPD Receives State-Wide Accreditation
At the May 7th City Council meeting, the Oregon Accreditation Alliance (OAA) awarded the Tigard Police Department (TPD) with a certificate of accreditation. TPD is now recognized as a state accredited law enforcement agency and counted among 49 of 211 LE agencies in the state that maintain this status with OAA. Details...
Photo Traffic Enforcement
Tigard Police will soon begin administering photo traffic enforcement for the City of Tigard. Crash data obtained from numerous Tigard intersections strongly supports the need to change driver behavior. Extreme traffic volumes, injury crashes, coupled with limited police resources have led Tigard to this decision. Read the rest of the story...