Message From The Chief
Police Chief, Jim Monger
I think I can speak for all us when I say that we are definitely ready for some sunshine after the long winter we had! Luckily, Beaverton has some fun activities coming up from now through summer that will get you outside, enjoying the sun, nature, and mingling with your other Beaverton neighbors.
On May 4, come by the Beaverton Police Department’s “Coffee with a Cop” at the Starbucks located at Walker & 158th in the Fred Meyer’s Parking Lot from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. This event is a great way for officers to interact in a relaxed, positive environment with our citizens, support and strengthen partnerships with our local businesses.
May 28 is the date of the Memorial Day Rose Festival half-marathon in Beaverton. Be sure to keep an eye out for runners and road closures from 7:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. This is the first time an event like this has been in Beaverton and it 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.
In June, we will kick off our series of “Picnics in the Park” and “Third Thursday Concerts at The Round.” Be sure to check our website calendars for all the latest information on dates and times.
You will not want to miss the Broadway Street Festival on June 24. Make sure to come by for an afternoon of street vendors, food, arts, crafts and music presented by the Beaverton Downtown Association and the city.
Our first Beaverton Night Market of the year will be on Saturday, July 22, followed by the second one on August 12. This extremely popular event fosters a space for cross-cultural exchange and interaction by community members, creates a space for emerging ethnic food/craft vendors to display their work and share their traditions and offers a fun, family-friendly, cultural activity locally.
Beaverton will celebrate National Night Out against crime on Tuesday, August 1, 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. The Beaverton Police Department and the National Association of Town Watch will sponsor the event.
Finally, the annual Flicks by the Fountain will be on August 25. This outdoor movie event featuring pre-movie activities, music, food carts and a giant inflatable screen. This event is free and open to all ages. All movies begin at dusk, with pre-movie activities and entertainment starting at 6:30 p.m. in the park.
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. Additionally, you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get up-to-date and live-breaking information on what is going on in Beaverton. Wishing you all a safe, healthy, and sunny spring and summer!
Chief Jim Monger