The Tigard Police Department is a progressive and professional police organization. The department is committed to a community policing philosophy and works very closely with the public providing a wide range of programs and information. We are dedicated police professionals committed to the community, sensitive to the needs of our citizens while holding ourselves accountable to the highest standards of excellence and achievement.
There are three divisions within the Police Department, including Operations, Administration, and Support Services.
- Operations is the uniform and traffic branch.
- Administration includes the public information and crime prevention functions.
- Support Services consists of records, detectives, property control, commercial crimes unit, school resource officers and training.
The Tigard Police Department’s Commercial Crimes Unit (CCU) is unlike any other crime fighting unit in the nation. Uniquely funded through the city’s business licensing fees, three full-time police officers (two investigators and a supervisor) provide dedicated service to local merchants and area businesses to investigate and address the types of crime that impact their bottom line.
Community Service Officers
These non-sworn officers support the patrol division. The Community Service Officers assist with motor vehicle accidents, traffic control, report taking and a myriad of other patrol responsibilities.
Responsible for the management of all crime prevention programming within Tigard such as Neighborhood Watch, the Monthly Landlord Forum, Sensitive Document Shredding, National Night Out, Prescription Drug Turn-In and the Citizens Police Academy. Provides crime prevention related information to the community via various avenues such as the web-based "Crime Spotter" and the electronic monthly newsletter "Crime Prevention Connection."
The Detective Unit is responsible for initial and follow-up investigations. A Lieutenant and Sergeant supervise the unit which also includes two School Resource Officers.
The Patrol Division is the backbone of every police department. Patrol is responsible for the initial handling of all calls for service. 24-hour service requires three shifts each consisting of a supervisor and patrol officers. Uniformed personnel assigned to this section perform most initial investigations and provide the community the highest quality of police services, including K-9 support.
The Property and Evidence Technicians are non-sworn personnel with responsibility for the management, storage and control of all evidence and property in control of the Department. These technicians are supervised by the Records Supervisor.
Providing information to the public and various media outlets regarding criminal, public safety and other activity in conjunction with Tigard Police Department operations.
Records Specialists are non-sworn personnel who are responsible for data entry, control, maintenance and retrieval of police reports. The records unit assists inquiries both in person and on the telephone. Six specialists and a supervisor staff the unit. Police records are available from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. every day.
The Reserve Program is a voluntary effort affording citizens the opportunity to participate at a patrol officer level. The program is supervised by the Operations Commander. Policy allows the Department to maintain approximately fifteen reserve officers.
School Resource Officers
Tigard Police currently have two School Resource Officers that provide resource and police assistance within the Tigard-Tualatin School District.
Traffic Safety Unit
Three motorcycle officers provide enforcement of traffic safety laws and motor vehicle accident investigation in Tigard.