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
Shred event dates for 2020 are April 25, July 11, and October 10.
The Beaverton Police Department will be sponsoring free shredding events from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (or until trucks are full) at the Sunset Presbyterian Church, located at 14986 Northwest Cornell Road. Donated food benefits the Oregon Food Bank, Helping Hands Food Closet and The Beaverton Police Food Pantry that services local families in emergency need. Cash donations benefit our Volunteer Police Cadet Program.
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 – no binder clips. Limit of three legal size paper boxes or bags 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, please contact:
The Community Services Division
Phone: 503-526-2352 Press 7 when prompted