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Saying 'See You Later' to K-9 Ace
Retiring After Five Years of Service
Police K-9 Ace served the Hillsboro community for over five years and has retired at the age of seven. He was trained as a drug detection canine and was certified six times with the Oregon Police Canine Association, twice with the Californian Narcotics Canine Association, and also with the Pacific Northwest K-9 Association. At one point in his career, Ace held certifications from all three organizations simultaneously. 
K9 Ace sits for professional photo in black and white
During his career, Ace was deployed 314 times with the Hillsboro Police Department and assisted numerous state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies, including every police agency within Washington County. He also assisted agencies within Multnomah, Clackamas, and Linn counties, as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.

Ace played a role in the seizure of over 11 pounds of methamphetamine, 2.6 pounds of heroin, 2.5 pounds of cocaine, 900 pills of suspect fentanyl and over 1,000 pieces of drug paraphernalia.
K-9 Ace will retire to the home of his handler, Sergeant David Bonn, where he will enjoy trips to the beach with his adopted dog brother, Riley, a six-month-old Australian Shepherd. Ace will also get to spend a lot of his time in retirement swimming, which is his favorite activity.

You will be missed, Ace!
K9 Ace lays on grass with toy balanced on his head
K9 Ace sitting in grass with his little brother, a miniature Aussie
Text-to-911
Available in Washington County
If you need help but can’t safely speak on the phone or are unable to speak, you can now use your mobile phone to send a text message to 911. Although calling is the best and fastest way to reach emergency services, you should text if:
  • You are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability.
  • You are in a situation where it’s not safe to call 911 for help.
  • You are having a medical emergency and cannot speak on the phone.
For more information and to learn best practices when using text-to-911 visit: washcotext911.com
Call 911 if you can, text if you can't. Hillsboro Fire and Rescue and WCCCA promote the text to 911 campaign.
Vacant Property Registration
Keeping Vacant Residential Homes in Good Repair and Standing
The grass and weeds are knee-high, windows have been broken, there’s scattered garbage that seems to have taken root, a leaning fence and maybe a stack of notices on the front door. Good chance the home has been vacated, and is providing an invitation for others to illegally move in. This scenario can quickly become complicated and a long road to resolution. 

Depending on how long the occupants have been on the property, a bank or other property owner may have to formally evict them. This process can take weeks to months. During that time, significant damage can be done to the home and property. In the end, vacant properties, if not cared for, can be a drain on the livability of a neighborhood. 

Fortunately, in Hillsboro, there is a Vacant Property Registry ordinance (HMC 6.32) which can mitigate the chances of the aforementioned scenario. This code requires all owners of abandoned residential property and vacant foreclosed residential property to comply with registration, security, maintenance and inspection requirements.

Do you have a vacant home in your neighborhood that’s not being cared for? Please report it to Hillsboro Code Compliance at 503-629-0111.
Vacant home with unmaintained landscaping and broken and dirty white picket fence
Photo of police computer. Monthly Calls for Service. August 2019, 6,817. August 2020, 5,512. August 2021, 6,053.
Slow Down, Speed Matters
Oregon Speed Zone Standards
We all know the frustrations of life and juggling a busy schedule, but speed limits are put in place to protect ALL road users. Speed also affects your safety even when you are driving at the speed limit but too fast for road conditions, such as during bad weather, when a road is under repair, or in an area at night that isn’t well lit. Speeding is easily preventable, so please follow all speed laws. Always pay attention to specific road speed signs, but in general, these Oregon speed zone standards should be obeyed.
 
15 mph - Alleys, narrow residential roadways
20 mph - Business districts, school zones and some residential
25 mph - Residential districts, public parks, ocean shores
55 mph - Most rural highways; trucks on most interstates
65 mph - Passenger vehicles, light trucks, motor homes and light duty commercial vehicles on most interstates
Speed odometer reading of 101 miles per hour
Armed Man Shoots at Mental Health Workers
Hillsboro Police, Tactical Negotiations Team Resolve Lengthy Standoff
Ian Tunger Washington County Sheriff's Office jail booking photo
On Friday, August 20, 2021, just after 9:00 am, a man with apparent mental illness issues fired a gun at mental health workers who came to the man’s home to help him on behalf of concerned family members. The mental health workers fled the scene, called 911 and Hillsboro Police Department officers responded to the home in the 5400 block of NE Croeni Avenue.

Officers quickly secured the scene and requested additional resources from the Washington County Sheriff's Office Tactical Negotiations Team (TNT).
A search warrant was issued for police to enter the house where the 55-year-old Ian Tunger was alone inside. Along with the Crisis Negotiations Unit (CNU), TNT began attempting to negotiate with the man.

Over the next 30 hours, the TNT and CNU teams attempted numerous tactics and strategies to bring the man out of the house and surrender. During this time, the man in crisis repeatedly wielded firearms and, on two occasions, fired at officers who remained securely behind armored rescue vehicles.

Local mental health professionals and physicians were consulted and asked for creative strategies to get the man to surrender. On Saturday afternoon, Tunger was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital. He has since been lodged in the Washington County Jail on charges of attempted assault in the first degree, unlawful use of a weapon, and menacing.

READ the full press release.
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News Highlights
From the City of Hillsboro
  1. Back to School Travel Options and Safety Reminders
  2. Hillsboro City Council Meetings Are Now in Person & Virtual
  3. Hillsboro's Home Energy Score Policy Takes Effect September 1
For more City news, visit Hillsboro's Digital Newsroom.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Local Heroes Night
Hillsboro Police Department Joins the Hillsboro Hops
K9 handler, Officer Scott Brennen and K9 pose for a photo on the Hillsboro Hops baseball field
National Night Out
Promoting Police and Community Relationships
Community member receives giveaway at their National Night Out neighborhood party
Lieutenant Pace in conversation with a member of Rosewood Park during their National Night Out celebration
Hillsboro Fire and Rescue talks to kids about their fire truck at a community National Night Out party
Roles are switched as kid sits in driver seat of police vehicle with Officer Koral in the backseat
School Supply Drive
Thank You for Your Donations to the Inukai Boys and Girls Club!
School supplies ready to be separated and donated to the Inukai Boys and Girls Club
Back to School Shop with a Cop
In Partnership with the Salvation Army
Popsicle Patrol Will See You Next Summer
Thank You for Joining Us!
LOOKING AHEAD
HPD at the Markets. Saturday Market, Main Street/Civic Center Plaza, September 18, 9 am - 1pm. Sunday Market, 6125 NE Cornell Rd., September 19, 10 am - 2 pm. Look for us at the M&M Marketplace too, 346 SW Walnut Street, on select Saturdays and Sundays, once or twice a month.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. In October, local agencies and community partners are coming together to observe Domestic Violence Awareness month. We will be co-hosting events throughout the month to provide awareness, education, and resources to our community. Mark your calendars for Coffee with a Cop at various coffee drive-thrus on October 6.
Drug Turn-In. October 23. 250 SE 10th Avenue, Hillsboro. 10 am - 2 pm. No sharps. Shred It. November 6. 3083 NE 49th, Hillsboro. 8 am - 1 pm. 3 box/bag limit. Events are self-serve. For more information and restrictions, visit our Hillsboro Police EVENTS page or call 503-615-6621
BECOME OUR FUTURE

Apply Now at:  Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/JoinHPD
Lateral Police Officer; Open Until Filled. Image: Hillsboro Police officer standing next to his police vehicle in the street with the lights going.
BECOME OUR VOLUNTEER FUTURE

Apply Now at:  Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/HPDVolunteers 
Hillsboro Police Chief talks with community members. The new Community Advisory Committee is looking for volunteers to join. Learn more and apply at:
Become an HPD Cadet, Apply Now, Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Cadets. Photo of four cadets in front of a police vehicle.
Photo of Chaplains in front of a fire station. Public Safety Chaplain - Become Our Volunteer Future.
HPD and our partners at Hillsboro Fire & Rescue are looking for community members to join our Chaplain Program. Chaplains respond on scene to assist those experiencing a life tragedy and in need of support. 
NUMBERS TO KNOW
Emergencies 911

Non-Emergency 503-629-0111

City of Hillsboro
503-681-6100

Hillsboro Police Records
503-681-6175

Hillsboro Mediation Program
503-615-6651

Hillsboro Police
Volunteer Services
503-681-5389
Hillsboro Police Youth Services
503-681-5231

Hillsboro Police Code Compliance
503-629-0111 (Non-Emergency)

Hillsboro Police Traffic Unit
503-615-6665

Hillsboro Police
Domestic Violence Program
503-681-6175

Westside Interagency
Narcotics Team (WIN)
503-846-5650
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