“In the days and weeks since the murder of George Floyd, I have been getting a lot of questions from community members about our department, including our policies, practices and even our values,” Tigard Police Chief Kathy McAlpine said. “I encourage these conversations. This is a time to be open and work together to ensure our policies and practices align with what this community is asking for.
“We believe you should have easy access to information about our data, policies and vision for the future. That’s why we’ve created a police transparency webpage.”
This page is available at www.tigard-or.gov/police/transparency.php.
We hope you’ll find it a one-stop-shop for a wealth of information about our department and values, including longstanding policies centered around transparent and progressive policing, immediate actions we took in recent weeks and the steps we plan to take in the future to ensure policing in Tigard reflects what the community wants to see.
On the webpage, you’ll also find links to videos and virtual meetings, our full policy manual, data on police stops and use of force, a police-focused FAQ and much more.
We hope you’ll take a few minutes to read through the page. “Please check back often as we continue to add messages from me, updates on our data and policies and steps we plan to take moving forward,” Chief McAlpine said. Some data are regularly available such as the Chief’s monthly dashboard while other reports are published on a quarterly or annual basis.
“I have a deep respect for the men and women of this department who have served the Tigard community with pride for many years as well as the difficult work they do every day. This department is committed to equity, transparency today and everyday.” We know that together, we will continue to grow, listen, be open to change and evaluate where we can do better.
Thank you for being part of that process and for taking the time to learn more about us.
– Tigard Police Department