Message From The Chief
From Police Chief Jim Monger
Beaverton has some fun activities from now through the end of summer that will get you outside enjoying the sun, nature, and mingling with your other Beaverton neighbors. Take a look below at some of these events and be sure to mark your calendars! Additionally, I have some updates on the new Public Safety Center building I’d like to share with you.
Our very popular Shred events will be taking place this year on April 27, July 13, and October 12. As always, the event is from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Sunset Presbyterian Church on NW Cornell Rd. This event is free and participants are encouraged to bring canned food donations for the Oregon Food Bank. There is a limit to three boxes of documents per vehicle.
In June, we will kick off our series of “Picnics in the Park” and “Third Thursday Concerts at The Round.” Be sure to check the City’s website calendar for all the latest information on dates and times.
Our first Beaverton Night Market of the year will be on Saturday, July 20, followed by the second one on August 10. This extremely popular event fosters a space for cross-cultural exchange and interaction by community members. Creating a space for emerging ethnic foods and craft vendors to display their work and share their traditions, offering a fun, family-friendly, cultural activity locally.
Beaverton will celebrate National Night Out against crime on Tuesday, August 6, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Beaverton City Park Fountain (across from the Beaverton City Library). Kids and adults alike can enjoy a police K-9 demonstration as well as free food, games and prizes, fire trucks, police cars, ambulances and much more. We are in partnership with the National Association of Town Watch on this event.
The annual Flicks by the Fountain will be Friday, August 23 at the Beaverton City Park. This outdoor movie event will feature pre-movie activities, music, food carts and a giant inflatable screen. This event is free and open to all ages. Pre-movie activities and entertainment start at 6:30 p.m., with all movies beginning at dusk.
You definitely will not want to miss the Beaverton Celebration Parade on Saturday, September 7 and Bike Beaverton on Sunday, September 8! These events are a fun way to wrap up your summer that you can enjoy with your whole family. Last year I rode in a school bus along with our School Resource Officers and had a blast!
Sunday, September 22 is the second annual Beaverton Half-marathon and 5K. This race will start and end at Portland Running Company on Nimbus Avenue in Beaverton. Be sure to keep an eye out for runners and posted road closures from 7:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. The event will take a lot of coordination of the runners, residents, and police to make sure the event is safe, runs smoothly and goes as planned. You can register to join, here.
Of course, there are many other events always going on around town. Please check the calendar on our website along with the City of Beaverton website for all of the latest information on events all year long.
Finally, I would like to share with you the progress on our new Public Safety Center on the corner of Allen and Hall Blvd. In early 2019, we broke ground and have been making great progress while staying on schedule. Work on the under slab foundation as well as the vapor barrier, water, electrical and insulation have all been completed. In early spring, concrete will be poured for the first-floor slab, followed by the construction of the tilt-up panels and concrete block walls. By early summer, the second and third floor steel framing will be complete along with the installation of the cross laminated timbers. By mid-summer, the second and third floors will be poured, radiant floor heating installed, and the installation of mechanical systems will soon follow. By early fall, the weather barrier, roof sheeting, brick installation, and construction of internal walls will begin. We are on track for an early spring 2020 competition date. You can view live-streaming video from the construction site, here.
Additionally, our Public Information Officer Jeremy Shaw, will post live-breaking information and updates to Facebook, Twitter, and through the free NextDoor app. Be sure to “follow” the Beaverton Police Department so you don’t miss a thing!
Wishing you all a safe, healthy, and fun summer!
Chief Jim Monger