Curbing Identity Theft & Fraud Crimes
Identity theft and fraud crimes are on the rise. The City of Beaverton wants to help you avoid becoming a victim of identity theft and fraud by keeping your personal information away from the hands of thieves. One of the methods thieves use to steal your information is combing through recycling and garbage for sensitive information that has been thrown away.
For this reason, the Police Department recommends and encourages citizens to use a shredder (preferably cross-cut) for sensitive documents, such as credit card statements, financial statements, pre-approved credit card offers, old IRS tax forms, bank checks, household bills, and other documents that may contain sensitive information.
Document Shredding Clinics
The Beaverton Police Department will be sponsoring free shredding events from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Sunset Presbyterian Church, located at 14986 Northwest Cornell Road. Please visit the Police Department Event Calendar for specific dates. Participants are encouraged to donate canned food to the Oregon Food Bank at shredding events.
Shred-It Document Destruction Services will donate two commercial-sized shredding trucks to use for this event. Items no larger than staples and paper clips may be attached to the papers. Limit of three boxes per vehicle. Service will be on a first come, first served basis and limited to the capacity of two commercial-sized shredding trucks. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause should this capacity be reached.
For more information on this event and/or to receive a free identity theft prevention booklet, please contact:
Contact Beaverton Police online form