About the Beaverton
Police Department The Beaverton Police
Department is a full-service law enforcement organization that is managed in six divisions: Administration; Support Services;
Field Services; Investigative Services; and, Community Policing. Field Services includes patrol, which
according to the Beaverton Police Department, “The individuals assigned to this important function are divided into
four districts within two geographical sectors. Command officers provide oversight in each sector, and dayshift and nightshift
lieutenants participate in daily operational decisions.
Officers are assigned to the same patrol area for extended periods of time, often
working one sector for a year or longer. With strong neighborhood association committee participation, and the support of
the community at large, this district assignment philosophy allows officers to assume an integral role in solving problems
and addressing livability issues within the city.
Officers continue to use neighborhood resource centers as workspace and citizen
contact locations away from the main police station. This allows officers to maximize their time and maintain a constant presence
within their district.
Aside from responding to dispatched
calls for service, officers are encouraged and held accountable for true problem solving efforts - initiatives that make a
significant impact upon the community. These efforts are tracked by project sheets, evaluation reports and, perhaps more importantly,
citizen response cards.”
According to the Beaverton Police Department,
“On November 16, 1995, the Beaverton Police Department became the first agency in Oregon to become accredited through
the Washington Association Sheriffs & Police Chiefs (WASPC). In so doing, the department joined an
elite group of agencies that are similarly recognized for their professional excellence and commitment to quality customer
service. The Department was reaccredited through WASPC in 1995. Since that time the
Department has had to maintain the high standards as set by the association.”