Message From The Chief

Interim Police Chief Groshong- headshot

From Interim Police Chief Ronda Groshong

It is such an honor to be selected by Mayor Doyle as Beaverton’s Interim Police Chief. Beaverton has been my home during most of my professional career and I look forward to leading the police department during this transitional period.

Beaverton has many fun activities and events year-round but they especially ramp up during the summer months. Attending these events is a great way to get outside, enjoy the sun, and mingle with your Beaverton neighbors. Take a look below at some of the activities the Beaverton Police Department will be participating in!

Our next shred events will be on 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.

Thursday, July 25 will be the Picnic in the Park event from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Greenway Park. We invite you to stop by our ‘Coffee with a Cop’ tent and enjoy a cup of cold brew coffee with us. There is something for the whole family at this event so you won’t want to miss it!

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 snacks, 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 62nd annual Beaverton Celebration Parade will be on Saturday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. This parade is one of my favorite events and I am so excited to be a part of it this year!

Of course, there are many other events going on around town. Please check the calendar on our website along with the calendar on the City of Beaverton website for all of the latest information on events all year long.

Additionally, our Public Information Officer Jeremy Shaw, will post live-breaking information and updates to Facebook, Twitter, and the 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!

Interim Chief Ronda Groshong