Police Department

Welcome Message from Chief Schutz


chief_swearing_in_-_oustide.jpgThank you for taking the time to visit our website. I am proud to lead your police department as we strive to meet our community’s public safety needs. Our department is guided by the inputs of our citizens, the Forest Grove Vision Statement, and the goals of the Forest Grove City Council. We are constantly reminded of the unique service we provide to this community and the opportunities we have to make Forest Grove a place where families and businesses thrive.

The core values of the Forest Grove Police Department are: Integrity, Professionalism, Service, Honesty, and Commitment. We strive to embody these values in the work of our staff. These values represent a compass by which we can gauge our effectiveness delivering service to our clients – the public.

In addition to providing traditional law enforcement services, the Forest Grove Police Department attempts to pro-actively identify public safety issues in collaboration with community members. We have an active Neighborhood Watch program and work with community service organizations on events such as the annual Concours d’Elegance, Forest Grove Corn Roast, and many others.

We are committed to continual improvement and understand that improvement cannot take place without feedback and strong partnerships with our community. In that effort we welcome your comments as we seek new and innovative ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of our organization.  I look forward to hearing from you.


Janie Schutz