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

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

Media Release: Hillsboro Woman Rams Washington County Deputies During Pursuit in Forest Grove A Hillsboro woman attempted to ram three people as they fled in a vehicle. The woman later crashed into multiple patrol cars during a pursuit, injuring one deputy. On November 7, 2017, at 3:47 a.m., Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies and Forest Grove Police officers responded to a disturbance in the 7000 block of Highway 47 outside Forest Grove. The caller reported that another female was following her in a vehicle and attempting to ram her car. A Forest Grove officer located the suspect vehicle on Highway 47 and attempted to stop it, but the driver sped off. The driver led deputies and the officer on a pursuit down Highway 47, through Forest Grove, and onto Poplar Street. The driver rammed a Sheriff’s Office patrol car, and once she reached the end of the dead-end street, turned and rammed another deputy’s vehicle head-on. A third patrol vehicle was damaged while taking the suspect into custody. The driver, 38-year-old Crystal Elliott of Hillsboro, was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. She was later arrested and lodged at the Washington County Jail on charges of attempted assault in the first degree (thee counts), assault on a peace officer, assault in the third degree, attempt to elude, criminal mischief in the first degree (two counts), reckless driving, and two outstanding warrants from Washington and Tillamook counties. One deputy sustained minor injuries as a result of Ms. Elliott ramming his patrol car. The occupants of the victim vehicle - a male, two females, and a dog - were not injured. '

The Forest Grove Police Department and Westside Crime Prevention are hosting a full day training program for property owners and manageres to keep illegal activity off their property. Topics include applicant screenings, rental agreements, general ongoing management, resident involvement and community building, warnings signs of illegal activity, evictions, working with the police, and crisis resolution. The event is held at PCC Willow Creek (241 Edgeway Drive, HIllsboro, near 185th and Baseline) and led by experts in landlord-tennant law. Registration is required. Registration fees is $65 and includes all training materials, continental breakfast, and lunch. The training runs November 18, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Click here for registration and more information: The Westside Crime Prevention Coaltion is a partnership between FGPD, Washington County Sheriffs Office, Beaverton Police, Hillsboro Police, and Tigard Police.

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

The latest edition of the Police Log is here! During the past week, officers were engaged in more than 419 activities, both reported and self-initiated.

Trick or Treat Downtown happening tonight 4-6 p.m! Make sure to come by the FGPD for some yummy goodness! Special shout out to Stone Agency - Farmers Insurance for donating treats tonight!

Make sure you swing by the FGPD while ghouling about during Trick or Treat Downtown on Tuesday, Halloween! We'll be handing out goodies for trick or treaters from 4-6 p.m. Special shout out to Stone Agency - Farmers Insurance for donating treats!

Happy fall!

TRAFFIC TIP! You may have noticed a new flashing yellow arrow signal at the intersection of QUINCE and PACIFIC AVENUE. This permits left-hand turns onto Quince after yielding to oncoming vehicles and pedestrians. Check out this helpful video from Washington County about how to correctly stop and follow a flashing yellow light.

The latest edition of the Police Log is here! This week, 'arguing couple' was just speaking German, officers are no match for knight in shining armor...

Stop by the Forest Grove Police Department on Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to drop off your unused or expired medications for safe disposal. We will provide drive-up service out front. Help us keep unwanted medications out of the hands of children and out of our environment!

SCAM ALERT: Jury duty scams are once again making their rounds! Fraudsters claiming to be from law enforcement agencies or the courts warn that you failed to appear for jury duty, and a warrant for your arrest will be issued unless you pay a fine immediately over the phone or send money ASAP! To confirm your identity, you may be asked to provide your social security information, drivers license info, and other personal details. TRUTH: Jury duty summons, including 'no show' summons, will almost always be delivered via US Mail, and your payment or personal information will never be demanded over the phone. If you do fail to appear for jury duty, you may have to appear before a judge to explain why you didn't show and could face a fine at that time... but NEVER over the phone, never without warning, and never via pre-paid or gift cards. Pro-Tip: Most scammers call in the evenings when citizens are home and more likely to answer the phone... but courts wouldn't call during non-business hours. Also - The FGPD, and other law enforcement agencies, don't call people to warn them they have a warrant... so there's that.

The latest edition of the Police Log is here! This week, cat litter dumped on ex-boyfriend's clothes, "Jason" (Friday the 13th) arrives a day early

At the FGPD, we value the opportunity to interact with citizens through social media - but we remind you that contacting us via Facebook is not considered official police contact. We cannot take requests for service over social media, and criminal/suspicious activity should NEVER be reported online. Please also remember that our Facebook administrator is not online 24/7 and response time may vary. We strive to maintain an informative and relevant page, and we can’t do that without you! We appreciate your comments, likes, messages, shares and follows! Keep asking! Keep posting! Keep sharing! Thanks to our 8,000+ followers!

Learn more about law enforcement and get a behind the scenes look into your Forest Grove Police Dept. at the 2018 Citizen’s Academy! Applications are now available! Academy will be held Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m. February 7 - April 18, 2018. 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. To apply: contact FGPD Community Outreach at or visit the FGPD lobby to pick up your application today!

The latest edition of the Police Log is here. This week, boyfriend's teasing not criminal, man struck with Tiki torch in argument over dog poop. Officers were engaged in more than 497 incidents during the week.

Are you a landlord? Join FGPD and other area law enforcement agencies for the monthly Landlord Forum, sponsored by the Westside Crime Prevention Coalition. The first forum will be held Wednesday, October 11 at 6:30 the PCC Willow Creek campus. These free, 90 minute events are offered October through May, and provide landlords with tips on how to better manage rental property and how to better partner with local law enforcement to keep your property safe. Topics this year include: customizing rental agreements, changes in laws, fair housing issues regarding animals, habitability issues, terminating tenants, and avoiding common landlord mistakes. Sessions run from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and are conducted on the second Wednesday of each month. The forums are held at the Portland Community College Willow Creek Campus conveniently located near the intersections of 185th and Baseline Road at 241 SW Edgeway Drive, Beaverton. For questions, contact FGPD Community Outreach at

Throughout the month of October, many Forest Grove police officers and non-sworn staff will be wearing pink patches on their uniforms as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Pink Patch Project - a program to raise funds for breast cancer screening and treatment in our community. Each patch is purchased by a personal donation to the Tuality Breast Health Clinic which serves Forest Grove and the surrounding area. The program is sponsored by the Forest Grove Police Association, an organization composed of sworn and non-sworn FGPD staff. Patches are not available for public purchase.

Happening today! 2 p.m. at the Forest Grove Library!

If you own a computer, use a phone, or have an email/postal address, chances are you've been contacted by unscrupulous thieves who want to separate you from your hard earned cash (or your identity) through deception, trickery, or threats. Join us at the Forest Grove City Library this Saturday, October 7, from 2-4 p.m. for a free scam education workshop and learn how to protect yourself and your community from being swindled. Topics include common and current scams, tips for spotting and responding to scammers, resources for identity/credit protection, how and when to report scammers, and ways to educate and protect our community's more vulnerable citizens. There will also be time allotted for Q & A and additional print resources available. I's not just for seniors - scams have unfortunately become so pervasive in our connected culture that everyone has become a target. And they seem to get more creative, sometimes more convincing, every day! Whether it's student loan interest rates, IRS threats, or bogus retirement scams, there's something for everyone during this workshop. Can't make it Saturday's event? Contact our Community Outreach Specialist for information on how to arrange a workshop for your community.

Coffee with a Cop happening now at BJs! Join us for a cup of coffee and conversation this morning from 8-10 a.m. No agenda or speeches - just a time to ask questions, raise concerns and meet the officers who serve our community.

The latest edition of the Police Log is here! This week: Thief nabs copious amounts of meat, knife thrower licks blade

SCAM ALERT! Many Netflix users report receiving emails warning that their account has been disabled and that they must click on a link to log in and provide personal and banking information to keep the account updated. Once clicked, the user is taken to a fraudulent Netflix page and the bank/personal information is given to scammers. FACT: Netflix will NEVER request personal information over email. Pro Hints from our Community Outreach Specialist: There are ways to determine whether or not an email is from a legitimate source. First - determine the legitimacy of the sender by doing a quick web search of the email address. If it's legitimate, it should take you directly to the official site. In this case, the information after the "@" should be from Anything else, including variations of that, are not legitimate. Second, use your cursor to hover all links in the email - in the bottom lefthand corner of your browser you will see where the link goes. If it goes to anything but a site, it's a fake website. Third, read the message carefully for grammar or spelling errors, and take an extra look at the greeting and signature. Is it addressed to you? Or is it just a generic 'dear subscriber?' And who signed it? If it's a real name with a title, do a quick search to see if a guy named, in this case, "Aleksandar," actually exists. Finally, if you suspect a scam, simply do a web search for something like "Netflix Scam" or "IRS scam" - there is a wealth of information on the web, including lists and information about common scams. If it's indeed a scam, the search results will let you know. Want to know more about how phishing scams work? Check out our free Scam Education Workshop coming up Saturday, October 7 at 2 p.m. in the Forest Grove Library!

Join us at BJ's Coffee Co. Wednesday, October 4th from 8-10 a.m. for Coffee with a Cop! This is a great opportunity to interact with the officers who serve your community, meet the Chief and Captains, ask questions, raise concerns or just say hello over a cup of coffee. See you there! Oh! And the coffee's on us!

The latest edition of the Police Log is here. This week - pink stuffed hippo saves the day...

Join us Wednesday, October 4 at BJ's Coffee for our Coffee with a Cop event! No agenda or speeches - just a time to ask questions, raise concerns, and get to know the officers who serve Forest Grove... And the coffee's on us! Event runs from 8-10 a.m.