Forest Grove Police Department

  • Agency: Forest Grove Police Department
  • Address: 2102 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove, 97116 OR
  • Chief: Tom Lowther (Chief of Police)
Phone: 503-992-3260
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Forest Grove Police Department is located at 2102 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove, 97116 OR. The Chief of Police of the department is Tom Lowther. The Forest Grove Police Department phone number is 503-992-3260.

Forest Grove Police Department News

If you live in Forest Grove, there's a very good chance that you've seen a sign on a street corner, probably in need of a good scrub, warning suspicious persons that the residents on the block are looking out for one another. But what exactly is 'suspicious?' And if you see something, how do you say something? To who? When? And how exactly do you work together with neighbors to give some truth to that sign on the corner? Join us on Saturday, February 17th or Tuesday, February 20th at the Community Auditorium for an introduction to community policing! Topics include: identifying and reporting suspicious activity, home/vehicle safety, city codes and code enforcement, use of social media for crime prevention purposes, and how to start and maintain a healthy Neighborhood Watch. Please note, workshops will be held on different dates. Content is the same; please select an event that is most convenient for you. Contact LQuinsland@forestgrove.or-gov for more information.

Last week to sign up for our 2018 Citizen's Academy! Applications are due Friday, January 12 by 4 p.m. Class runs Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m. from January 31 - April 18 and offers a 'behind the scene's introduction to the Forest Grove Police. Class, application, and materials are free. Join us as we explore various topics in law enforcement, such as Use of Force, Investigations, Mental Health, Patrol Procedures, Police Legitimacy, and more. Learn first hand what it takes to serve and protect our community! Don't delay - only a few spots left! Contact LQuinsland@forestgrove-or.gov or visit http://www.forestgrove-or.gov/police/page/citizens-academy

The latest edition of the Police Log is here! During the week, Forest Grove police officers were engaged in more than 357 activities, both reported and self-initiated. http://portlandtribune.com/fgnt/36-news/382762-271163-forest-grove-police-log-dec-22-28

Learn how to partner with law enforcement for a safer community at the FGPD's Community Policing Workshop - an introduction to Crime Prevention, Neighborhood Watch, and Community Safety Programs. Workshops will be held at the Forest Grove Community Auditorium Saturday, February 17 @ 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 20 @ 7 p.m. Topics include: identifying and reporting suspicious activity, home/vehicle safety, city codes and code enforcement, use of social media for crime prevention purposes, and how to start and maintain a healthy Neighborhood Watch. Please note, workshops will be held on different dates. Content is the same; please select an event that is most convenient for you. Contact LQuinsland@forestgrove.or-gov for more information.

Learn how to partner with law enforcement for a safer community at the FGPD's Community Policing Workshop - an introduction to Crime Prevention, Neighborhood Watch, and Community Safety Programs. Topics include: identifying and reporting suspicious activity, home/vehicle safety, city codes and code enforcement, use of social media for crime prevention purposes, and how to start and maintain a healthy Neighborhood Watch. Please note, workshops will be held on different dates. Content is the same; please select an event that is most convenient for you. Contact LQuinsland@forestgrove.or-gov for more information.

Learn how to partner with law enforcement for a safer community at the FGPD's Community Policing Workshop - an introduction to Crime Prevention, Neighborhood Watch, and Community Safety Programs. Topics include: identifying and reporting suspicious activity, home/vehicle safety, city codes and code enforcement, use of social media for crime prevention purposes, and how to start and maintain a healthy Neighborhood Watch. Please note, workshops will be held on different dates. Content is the same; please select an event that is most convenient for you. Contact LQuinsland@forestgrove.or-gov for more information.

Coffee with a Cop happening now at Coffee House in the Grove (1932 21st Ave) Coffee's on us!

Service. Integrity. Professionalism. Proudly protecting the City of Forest Grove.

Join us tomorrow, Wednesday January 3, from 8-10 a.m. at Coffee House in the Grove (1932 21st Avenue) for our Coffee with a Cop event! This is an opportunity to ask questions, raise concerns, and get to know the officers who serve your community. And the coffee's on us!

Happy New Year from the Forest Grove Police Department! Our front office will be closed on Monday, January 1 for New Year's Day. We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January 2. Officers remain on duty 24/7. To contact an officer, please call non-emergency dispatch at 503-629-0111. In an emergency, dial 911. Wishing you a safe and happy holiday!

We're hiring! Now seeking new and lateral police officer recruits. Click below for more information on how to join the FGPD ranks. https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/forestgrove/jobs/1926923/police-officer

The latest edition of the Police Log is here! During the week, Forest Grove police officers were engaged in more than 404 activities, both reported and self-initiated. http://portlandtribune.com/fgnt/36-news/382265-270444-forest-grove-police-log-dec-15-21

***PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION REMAINS COFFEE HOUSE IN THE GROVE! Join us Wednesday, January 3 from 8-10 a.m. at Coffee House in the Grove at our Coffee with a Cop event! No speeches or agenda, just a time to ask questions, raise concerns, and get to know the officers who serve our community. The coffee's on us! Coffee House in the Grove is located at 1932 21st Avenue.

We are still seeking participants for the 2018 Citizen's Academy! The course runs Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m. at the Community Auditorium, January 31- April 18. In this free comprehensive 10-week program, citizens are introduced to a variety of facets of law enforcement through in depth lessons taught by FGPD officers and resident experts. Courses include lectures, multi-media presentations, hands-on activities, case studies and a “behind the scenes” insight into police work. Topics this year include: Use of Force, Patrol Procedures, Detective Work & Investigations, Race Relations & Police Legitimacy, Drug & Alcohol Related Offenses, Elder Abuse & Domestic Violence, Crash Reconstruction and Emergency Vehicle Operations, and Police & Mental Health - among others. Please note that there is no maximum age or physical requirement to participate in Citizen's Academy. Some lessons may contain content not suitable for some participants due to intense and graphic nature. Questions regarding the academy can be directed to Community Outreach Specialist, Lauren Quinsland, at (503) 992-3260. Click below for more information. http://www.forestgrove-or.gov/police/page/citizens-academy

Merry Christmas from the Forest Grove Police Department! Our front office will be closed on Monday, December 25 for Christmas. We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, December 26. Officers remain on duty 24/7. To contact an officer, please call non-emergency dispatch at 503-629-0111. In an emergency, dial 911. Wishing you a safe and happy holiday!

Did you know that December 22nd and 23rd are the busiest travel days of the year? We encourage you to stay safe on the roads! Stay alert, check road conditions before you travel, take care with ice and fog, take the busy roads into consideration as you run errands or travel, put down the cell phone, be mindful of the cars around you, and watch your speed. We also remind you to celebrate this weekend responsibly: do not drive when tired and always use a designated driver should you choose to drink. Happy Holidays from the Forest Grove Police Dept!

We're hiring! Now seeking new and lateral police officer recruits. Click below for more information on how to join the FGPD ranks.

We still have several spots available at the upcoming 2018 Citizen's Academy! The course runs Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m. from January 31 to April 18 and is free to attend upon acceptance. In this comprehensive 10-week program, citizens are introduced to a variety of facets of law enforcement through in depth lessons taught by FGPD officers and resident experts. Courses include lectures, multi-media presentations, hands-on activities, case studies and a “behind the scenes” insight into police work. Topics this year include: Use of Force, Patrol Procedures, Detective Work & Investigations, Race Relations & Police Legitimacy, Drug & Alcohol Related Offenses, Elder Abuse & Domestic Violence, Crash Reconstruction and Emergency Vehicle Operations, and Police & Mental Health - among others. *Application and course are free. Applicants must: be 18 or older, reside or work in Forest Grove, be able to commit to regular attendance, and have no criminal record. There is no physical requirement to participate in Citizen’s Academy. Some lessons may contain content not suitable for some participants due to intense and graphic nature. http://www.forestgrove-or.gov/police/page/citizens-academy

The latest edition of the Police Log is here! This week officers were engaged in more than 432 activities. http://portlandtribune.com/fgnt/36-news/381777-269480-forest-grove-police-log

If you're like the 80% of Americans who did holiday shopping online this year, it's likely you've ordered through Amazon.com for some of your purchases. Be aware! Scammers are taking advantage of users increased purchasing activity by sending convincing looking emails to confuse buyers into thinking their account information must be updated or their account will be locked. Other variations inform consumers that there are problems with recent purchases or orders (often threatening that orders will be cancelled); other emails instruct consumers that they must pay only by Pay-Pal or gift cards. In each of these cases, the emails instruct consumers to click a link to a legitimate-looking site where they must input sensitive banking and personal information. The site is a fraudulent third-party site that thieves use to steal your information - and some sites even install malware on the user's computer! If you believe there is an issue with your Amazon account, log directly into Amazon.com through your browser or app. FACT: Amazon will never send you an unsolicited e-mail that asks you to provide sensitive personal information like your social security number, tax ID, bank account number, credit card information, ID questions like your mother's maiden name or your password. If you receive an email regarding a recent purchase, log directly into your Amazon account and view your purchase history to determine whether there is an issue with your order. For more information about Amazon scams, visit Amazon.com's official website about fraudulent emails: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=15835501

With Christmas less than a week away, it's a busy time for parcel and package deliveries. The FGPD strongly encourages you to take extra precautions to prevent the theft of your holiday deliveries: - If you have gifts in the car, make sure your bags are locked in the trunk or hidden from view. Boxes and bags visible through car windows are enticing to thieves. - Leave delivery instructions, such as requiring a signature or to place the parcel out of sight. - Try to schedule deliveries for when you are home, or arrange with someone you trust to have packages left on your doorstep picked up as soon as possible. - Deliver packages to somewhere else - such as a workplace or the post office. Some carrier services will allow you to ship to lockers or stores where you can pick up deliveries. - Monitor expected deliveries using the tracking services provided by most parcel carriers. If you get confirmation that your package was delivered but you didn't receive it , report the loss or theft to the original company, to the shipping company, and to the FGPD. - Keep your doorway well lit, make sure any home security signs are visible. - Be a good neighbor! If you see something suspicious, report it! - Contact the FGPD to report a theft as soon as possible by calling 503-629-0111, or call 911 if you see a crime in progress.

SCAM ALERT! With tax season around the corner, scammers are flooding the phones claiming to be agents of the IRS, stating individuals owe thousands in taxes and fees and that a warrant has been issued for their arrest unless payment is made in full over the phone. To make things more official, they even spout out agent names and fake account and case numbers. THIS IS A SCAM! The IRS will never call or email you regarding your tax information, nor will they ever demand immediate payment over the phone. Moreover, the IRS cannot issue arrest warrants, and law enforcement will not arrest you for back taxes. (Pro-tip: We also don't call people to tell them we have a warrant, so there's that...). The best thing to do? Hang up and block the number. If you have questions about a call, contact the police before you send funds - you can reach us at 503-992-3260, email lquinsland@forestgrove-or.gov, or stop by the lobby. There is no need to report a call unless you have given funds. If you believe you are the victim of a scam, contact non-emergency dispatch at 503-629-0111.

We are still accepting applications for the 2018 Citizen's Academy! Space is limited - apply today! Contact lquinsland@forestgrove-or.gov for more information! Please note that the dates have changed; Academy will begin on Wednesday, January 31 and there will be no class on February 14 (Valentine's Day). http://www.forestgrove-or.gov/police/page/citizens-academy

Last Friday several Forest Grove Police officers and Washington County Deputies took to the aisles of the Cornelius Walmart for Shop with a Cop! Check out KATU's coverage of the event here: http://katu.com/news/local/local-police-take-kids-shopping-for-the-holidays

Season's Greetings!