Message From The Chief
From Police Chief Ronda Groshong
Recently, assessors from the Oregon Accreditation Alliance (OAA) conducted an on-site audit of the Beaverton Police Department (BPD) as part of its re-accreditation process. The department is evaluated every three years and once again received high marks from the OAA. Assessor Jeff Staples stated, “I will be using your agency in the future as an example for others to follow when it comes to accreditation, the citizenry should be confident with the professionalism of your personnel and administrative staff.”
BPD demonstrated compliance of 101 mandatory accreditation standards through written directives and policies, proofs, documented annual analyses and training, visual inspection of department operations (including the temporary holding facility and property and evidence facility), as well as interviews with department members.
The police department has successfully maintained its OAA accreditation status since 2005. Prior to joining the OAA (formed in 2001), BPD became one of the first agencies in Oregon in 1995 to become accredited through the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC).
Accreditation provides an objective confirmation to our community that the Beaverton Police Department’s commitment to leadership, resource management, and service delivery meets or exceeds best practices and rigorous professional standards.
It is BPD’s goal is to always remain transparent and accountable to our community in our policies and practices. We consistently evaluate our policies and training, considering case law, best practices, and community experience and expectations. Within our website you will find a variety documents, reports, and data relating to the work we do. You will also find a variety of services we provide and events we host and/or attend. As we work our way through this pandemic, we look forward to having more opportunities to engage with our community.