Police departments around the country are reviewing their policies and practices in the wake of the death of George Floyd. The Beaverton Police Department is committed to providing excellent police services which exceed community expectations. In an effort to increase trust and transparency, the Beaverton Police Department routinely reviews our policy and practices in an effort to provide the most advanced, transparent, and accountable policing possible.
The Beaverton Police Department is aware of movements calling for police reform from organizations like Campaign Zero and their 8 Can’t Wait initiative. Like Campaign Zero, the Beaverton Police Department strives to improve community interactions with the police by reducing the number of violent encounters. The Beaverton Police Department has considered all eight tenants in the “8 Can’t Wait” initiative, and currently has policies and training related to each of them.