The Public Safety Center, located at 6125 SW Hall Blvd., is now the new home of Beaverton’s Emergency Management Department and Beaverton Police Department.
The three-story building is more than 72,000 square feet and is designed to accommodate departmental growth to the year 2050. At full capacity, it is planned for more than 250 employees and designed to meet current earthquake efficiency standards to help maintain essential city services during an earthquake and other emergency situations.
During an emergency, the center would become an emergency operations center, providing a location where city staff and officials can provide direction, coordination and support to emergency operations.
The city partnered with Portland General Electric to help design a robust backup power system that includes a generator, solar energy and a battery energy storage system to allow the building to be functional during widespread power outages for a prolonged period.
Due to COVID-19, plans to hold a community open house prior to staff officially moving in were canceled. There will soon be a virtual video tour of the new building posted on the Beaverton Police Department’s Facebook page for community members to have the opportunity to take a look around.
The corner plaza is still under construction and is slated to be completed before the end of the year. Once complete, this site will showcase public art pieces, a community chess board, several benches, plants and trees. The city is reaching out to various community groups and residents to collect suggestions for an official name for the plaza.
For more information about the Public Safety Center, visit www.BeavertonPolice.org/publicsafetycenter.