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Tigard Police Department

Free Document Shredding

Periodically, the Tigard Police Department, in partnership with Pride Recycling, offers free document shredding for the community. Typically the events are offered on a Saturday morning and conducted in the parking lot of Tigard City Hall.

Law enforcement strongly encourages residents and businesses to shred paperwork containing personal and sensitive information to reduce the risk of identity theft. Information released from the Oregon Attorney General noted Oregon ranked 15th in the nation regarding the growth of reported incidents of identity theft. 

Fight Identity Theft at Free Paper Shred Event
To combat the threat of identity theft, the Tigard Police Department and Pride Recycling are offering a free shred event, which allows residents to securely dispose of paper documents containing personal information.

When: Saturday, June 1, 2019, 9 a.m. to noon, or until the truck reaches capacity
WhereTigard City Hall, located at 13125 SW Hall Blvd.   
Details: The event is free. Each household is limited to two hand-carry boxes, bags, or containers (no exceptions). Do not bring any garbage or other items for disposal or recycling.Shred Event

  • The event supports the local food pantry in Tigard serving underserved families in the area. Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate. Cash donations will also be accepted.
  • For more event details, email tigardpolice@tigard-or.gov.

 

Identity Theft a National Problem
The most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Services indicate that there were 17.6 million victims of identity theft in 2014 alone. Two-thirds of those harmed suffered a financial loss.

The victims include Tigard residents, who have filed reports with the Tigard Police Department.

The department recommends residents follow Federal Trade Commission guidelines to safeguard one’s personal information:

  • Know who you share information with.
  • Store and dispose of your personal information securely, especially your Social Security number and birthdate.
  • Ask questions before sharing your personal information.
  • Make sure your computers and other electronic devices are secure.
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