The City Council is considering a local option levy to fund ten additional police officers. A decision on whether to refer a levy for the May 2020 ballot will not be made until all parts of the Tigard community have shared their feedback. Gathering community feedback is happening throughout the summer and will include reconvening a citizen-led Levy and Bond Advisory Task Force.
Message from Mayor Snider
It’s my job to ensure our police have the ability to continue to respond appropriately. We’re discussing a local option levy to increase the number of officers available to respond to the increasing calls for service. Our aim is to:
We will not make a final decision on a local option levy until we hear from you. We are getting out of city hall and into your neighborhood, but we need your help. Invite us to a community event. Submit a question via “What’s on Your Mind?”
Why Minutes Matter
The Tigard Police Department is an engaged, resilient department working to make your community safer and more livable. In this series of articles, Tigard Police covers a wide range of topics including making a positive impact on the homeless community, growing work load from issuing warrants, and working the graveyard shift.
'What Happens After a Crash' provides a behind-the-scenes account the time required in responding the accidents.
On a gloomy, wet evening in December, cars were backed up for two and a half hours along Southwest Hall Boulevard near City Hall. Tigard Police and their partners were responding to a crash involving a vehicle that struck a pedestrian in the roadway. The severity of the pedestrian’s injuries required acute care at the scene, resulting in the roadway being temporarily closed.
When it comes to motor vehicle crashes, first responders work quickly to clear the roadway to restore traffic flow, but this is contingent on prioritizing patient medical needs, the safety of everyone at the scene and preserving the area for the investigation to determine the cause.
Tigard Police and their first responder partners strive to ensure Tigard is a safe and livable community. Performing safety measures at a crash site, similar to this incident, may result in traffic delays, but saving a life and preventing future injury crashes are top priorities.