Sherwood Ranked 3rd Safest City in Oregon
Sherwood, Oregon has been selected as the #3 city on a list of Oregon's Safest Cities.
The selection was made by a private security company, who compared 2012 crime statistics, including both property and violent crimes, of over 300 cities in Oregon to determine their list of the safest cities. The full list of Oregon's safest cities can be found at: http://www.safechoicesecurity.com/blog/safest-cities-oregon/
Sherwood Police investigate student threats - 09/10/14
The Sherwood Police Department was notified by a mandatory report on September 9th, 2014 of threatening statements found in the home of a Sherwood student. The threats were documented on a piece of paper and titled, "my hit-list". The list contained the names of 23 individuals.
The Sherwood Police Department acted immediately to the report and responded to the residence. A thorough search of the residence was conducted and nothing found to indicate any planning had gone into following through with the "hit list". After conferring with the Washington County District Attorney's office, investigators determined there would be no criminal charges filed at this time. The Sherwood School District was notified of the "hit-list" and have made required notifications to the necessary individuals affected by the list
The Sherwood Police Department in partnership with the Sherwood School District will continue to monitor this incident and will take the appropriate action if further information and/ or evidence is discovered. Because of privacy concerns and student confidentiality, we will have no further comments on the incident at this time.
New look for Sherwood Police Department SRO car (Photo)
The Sherwood Police Department has a new look for their School Resource Officer's vehicle. SRO, Kris Asla wanted to create more opportunities to connect with students. Many police agencies designate a police vehicle for the SRO and garner community support to create graphics and a look specific for the school.
Officer Kris Asla knew right away that Dutch Bros is very popular with students and approached them in hopes of them jumping on board with support. Additionally, PDX Wraps, a local graphics shop had some great ideas for wrapping the vehicle and offered their support as well.
Through these partnerships with local businesses and The Sherwood School District, there has been a significant effort to connect with the youth in the community. These partnerships are helping break down barriers between law enforcement and students. The SRO vehicle is another great tool to open dialogue with students and establish channels of communication.
The SRO vehicle will be displayed at many school and community events throughout the year. Come by and meet Officer Asla and other members of The Sherwood Police Department