Run, Hide, Fight
Help the Police Help You
Being prepared, having a plan, becoming familiar with your surroundings and reporting suspicious or unusual situations should be a part of everyone’s daily landscape. Recent events in our nation and beyond prompt reminders that safety is a shared responsibility. The national average response time for law enforcement in an emergency situation is eight minutes. How ready would you be if confronted with a situation which could compromise you or your family’s safety?
The department recommends you become familiar with the Run, Hide, Fight safety presentation. It is unlikely you will ever need to carry-out the suggested actions. However, simply being aware of the impactful steps could save a life. Create an age-appropriate discussion afterward with family members as well.
What may be the most important part of violence prevention is the steps taken beforehand. If you see something-say something! Notify law enforcement quickly. Resilient communities begin with prepared individuals. Help the police help you. Be an informed citizen.
Bike Patrol Team
The Tigard Police Department has revitalized its bicycle patrol team.
Citizens Police Academy
Each year beginning in April, the Tigard Police Department operates a nine-week Citizen’s Police Academy.
The Tigard Police Department provides useful tips to reduce your likelihood of becoming victimized.
Tigard Police would like to remind parents (and children alike) that it is important to know and obey the city ordinance regarding curfew.
Drug Collection Unit
A drug collection unit has been installed inside the Tigard Police Department lobby, adjacent to Tigard City Hall located at 13125 SW Hall Blvd. The drug collection unit allows citizens to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired medications throughout the year. The Tigard Police Department is pleased to provide the community with this convenient disposal option.
Help Me Home Program
If you worry about a loved one who may become lost or disoriented and may have difficulty communicating vital information (name, address or telephone number) please consider registering that person in the Help Me Home Program administered by the Washington County Sheriff's Office and supported by Tigard Police and all law enforcement within Washington County. Learn more about this valuable program.
I Can Do This!
At various times throughout the year, Tigard Police offers a safety program for children to help them stay safe when home unsupervised. I Can Do This! provides children ages 8 through 11 with tools to build confidence allowing them to be better prepared for unexpected issues which may arise while parents are away.
National Night Out
Neighborhoods throughout Tigard are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the annual National Night Out.
Tigard Police Department urges you to... TAKE A STAND AGAINST CRIME.
Safety Conversations with Young People
It's always a great time to talk to your child about personal safety. By routinely conducting low-key discussions and practical exercises, you can help build your children’s confidence and skills.
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Watch carefully for signs identifying school speed zones. Pay particular attention to school buses loading or unloading children.
Seasonal Safety Tips
Tigard Police notice patterns in crime and other safety concerns that are reported at specific times throughout the year. Please visit our seasonal safety tips page to learn how to prevent crime and other issues in your community.