The Beaverton Police Department has increased their use of sanitizing supplies and medical personal protective equipment to help keep both staff and community members as safe as possible while operating 24 hours a day/seven days a week during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The Beaverton Police Department has received generous donations from local businesses and community members including hand sanitizer, gloves, and face masks. Additionally, Beaverton Police Department applied for a federal Bureau of Justice Assistance FY 2020 Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program (CESF) grant.
- The Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program provides funding to assist in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the coronavirus.
- Beaverton’s allocation is $49,209.
- Beaverton Police Department will have up to two years to use the funds.
In the application, Beaverton Police Department included requests for the following:
- Sanitizing supplies (wipes, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer)
- Electronic UV light equipment for sanitizing vehicles
- Medical personal protection equipment (PPE) – face masks
- Laptop computers (for remote work)
- Speed monitoring awareness radar trailer (to help reduce speeding in neighborhoods. Increase in volume of pedestrian and bicycle traffic in neighborhoods.)