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Tigard City Council is asking Tigard voters to consider a 5 year operating levy that is $0.29/$1,000 assessed value to fund police services. Passage of this measure would enable the Tigard Police Department to:
– Hire 8 additional patrol officers to respond to increased calls for service, multiple emergencies at the same time, and community patrols.
– Add 1 school resource officer to enhance student safety.
– Train all sworn officers in advanced crisis intervention and de-escalation to address increased mental health crises.
We have pulled together the panel to discuss this levy. Below are the panelists:
Chief Kathy McAlpine – Tigard Police Chief
Maureen Wolf – TTSD Board Chair
John Trinh – CEO, Luke-Dorf, a Tigard based behavioral health agency
Jon Voight – Sherrie’s Jewelry Box
Maria Halstead – Senior Manager, Property Management, Washington Square
Brian Smith – VP of Tualatin Valley Fire Fighters Union IAFF Local 1660
Wajdi Said – Civic Leader with American Muslim and Arab Communities