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Youth Services Welcomes New Detective, Receives Additional School Support
The start of the new year brought welcomed changes to the Hillsboro Police Youth Services Division.
With the start of the new year, the Hillsboro Police Youth Services Unit (YSU) now has one detective working with the Beaverton School District (BSD). This officer supports the Beaverton school facilities located in Hillsboro on NE Walker Road. The location houses the Beaverton Academy of Science and Engineering (BASE) and the Community Transitions Program.
This position was made possible by the financial support of the Beaverton School District and the support of our police and City of Hillsboro leadership.
These schools have been in need of school resource officer (SRO) assistance since their inceptions and placement within Hillsboro. This new position will allow our police department to better serve Hillsboro, the BSD facility, their students, and staff. Senior SRO Detective Adela Rios is the first SRO to work at this location and is very excited to support them in every way she can.
Detective Rios brings many years of experience to BSD. She most recently worked closely with the students, families, and staff of Glencoe High School and its feeder schools of Lincoln Street Elementary and Patterson Elementary, as well as Hillsboro's Community Transition Services.
In addition, YSU is pleased to announce the promotion of Detective Ryan Black, who joins them from the patrol division. Detective Black has seven years of patrol experience and a history of creating great relationships with youth. He previously worked at the St. Mary’s Home for Boys as a youth counselor.