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Tigard Police Department

Community Policing


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. 

Crime Prevention
The Tigard Police Department provides useful tips to reduce your likelihood of becoming victimized.

Curfew Reminder
Tigard Police would like to remind parents (and children alike) that it is important to know and obey the city ordinance regarding curfew.

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.

Neighborhood Watch
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.

Scam Alert
Scammers are effective at using pressure tactics to get people to act before they have time to do their research.

School Safety
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. 

Graffiti

Report Graffiti Vandalism

  • When graffiti is “occurring now”, or if you are a witness to graffiti vandalism while it is happening, call 9-1-1
  • When graffiti appears on your property, or someone else’s property, notify the Tigard Police Department by calling the non-emergency dispatch at 503-629-0111

Graffiti
Graffiti means any inscription, word, figure or design that is marked, etched, scratched, drawn or painted on any surface with paint, ink, chalk, dye, other similar substance or placement of stickers or appliques, regardless of content, without authorization from the responsible party for the property.

Graffiti Removal
Research has shown that removal within 24-48 hours is effective in discouraging repeat vandalism. Graffiti, whether gang-related or not, has a negative effect on a resident’s feeling of safety in their neighborhood. It creates a perception (whether factual or not) that crime is on the rise and gangs are moving into the area. When graffiti appears and is left up indefinitely, it sends a signal that people just don’t care, which in turn attracts other forms of crime and delinquency to the neighborhood.

The City of Tigard does have a graffiti ordinance in effect under Tigard Municipal Code 6.02.060. Property owners have 14 days from the date of notice to remove graffiti from their property. Failure to remove the graffiti can result in a civil infraction for which a fine can be imposed up to $100 fine per day, until the graffiti is removed. The purpose of this ordinance is to encourage prompt removal of graffiti after the incident is reported to the Tigard Police Department. It also discourages graffiti from remaining in place for extended periods of time, which can also encourage additional graffiti. The Tigard Police Department recognizes there could be several factors for which graffiti might not be able to be removed within those 14 days and will work with the property owner to accomplish compliance. 

Graffiti Prevention
If your property is targeted regularly with graffiti, consider making some changes by:

  • Removing graffiti as soon as possible when it occurs
  • Adding barriers or planting thorny vegetation to prevent access to vulnerable spaces
  • Installing lighting
  • Moving dumpsters, ladders, pallets or covering drainpipes to prevent climbing
  • Using graffiti resistant coating to surfaces to make it easier to clean up
  • Adding a mural or a different paint color to discourage graffiti

Mediation Program

The City of Tigard partners with Beaverton's Dispute Resolution Center to offer free mediation services to Tigard residents. The Dispute Resolution Center provides six (6) mediation programs tailored to customer needs: 
 
  • Neighborhood Mediation
  • Landlord / Tenant Mediation
  • Homeowners Association Mediation
  • Manufactured Dwelling Park Mediation
  • Business / Consumer Mediation
  • Elder Mediation
For more information including hours and availability, or for information about the mediation process, training and events, and volunteer opportunities, please contact the Dispute Resolution Center.

Dispute Resolution Center
BeavertonOregon.gov/DisputeResolution
disputemail@beavertonoregon.gov
Telephone: 503-526-2523 TTY/TDD
Fax: 503-526-3730
 

What is Mediation?
Mediation is a negotiation process where a neutral third party, a mediator, helps parties work together to resolve conflict. The mediator doesn't solve problems, but does help parties work together toward a mutually beneficial resolution. The parties have complete control throughout the process, jointly seeking the best possible resolution, while preserving important relationships. Because parties take responsibility for their own solutions, they are more likely to keep their agreements.

The Dispute Resolution Center does not handle disputes in which there is a pattern of violence or physical abuse between parties, when a party is impaired by drugs or alcohol, in cases where a person cannot adequately represent him or herself, where one party refuses to willingly participate, or where a party is unwilling to negotiate in good faith.
 

Self Defense for Women

Take Charge! 
Self Defense for Women

The Tigard Police Department offers an occasional course in self-defense. Take Charge self-defense classes are designed to teach you skills of self-defense to help you defend against sexual assault. The physical techniques taught in the course are designed with a woman's natural strength and ability in mind.
 
Sponsor: Tigard Police Department
Contact: Shelly Wert, 503-718-2562 (Contact Shelly to be placed on the class waiting list.)
Target Age: 12 years to 90 (Program geared for ALL levels of physical ability)
Cost: TBD
Class Dates: TBD
Class Location: TBD
Self Defense
Class instruction and demonstrations will allow you to decrease your vulnerability and give you a new sense of confidence and personal power. Class activities and discussions are designed to help women identify their risks, evaluate their strengths, and explore their options for dealing with the threat of sexual violence.

Physical self-defense is most effective when vulnerable areas of the body are targeted. Some of the skills taught will include multiple strikes to vulnerable areas, as well as escapes from choke holds, body grabs, wrist grasps, and defense techniques from the ground.

Sponsored by Tigard Police Department
           

Sex Offender FAQs

Sex Offender FAQs
Frequently asked questions regarding sex offenders.

  • Are all sex offenders required to register?
  • Are all sex offenders monitored and supervised?
  • How can I get a list of sex offenders in my neighborhood?

Find the answers to all of these questions and more here.

Inquiries regarding this information can be directed to the Tigard Police Crime Prevention Officer, Jim Wolf at 503-718-2561 or jim@tigard-or.gov for more information. 
Contact Us:
  • Report immediate threats to life or property or a crime in progress:  9-1-1
  • Receive timely police assistance when it is not an emergency: 503-629-0111
  • Are you looking for more contact information for police and other services? Please click here.  

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 Community Tip Line
Tip Phone
Did you know that citizens in the community are considered "the eyes and ears" for the police? Police officers cannot be everywhere at any given time. As a result, police rely on citizens to advise them of suspicious situations or activity they observe. The police can also benefit from community input during an investigation. There are times when witnesses may be able to provide valuable information in conjunction with a criminal investigation. For that purpose, a tip line has been created at the Tigard Police Department. At your request, the source for your information can remain anonymous.

Citizens can either phone 503-718-COPS or email tips@tigard-or.gov with information. 

The "tip line" resource is not suited for everything. Please use the non-emergency telephone number for police dispatch to report crimes "not occurring now" such as graffiti, damage to public property, stolen property, etc. That number to call is 503-629-0111.

For emergencies and crimes "occurring now" always call 9-1-1.
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