The Hillsboro Police Department is led by the Chief of Police, followed by the Deputy Chief. The department is separated into four major divisions: Patrol, Investigations, Support Services, and Programs and Support. The Patrol and Investigations divisions are led by sworn police commanders, and the Support Services and Programs and Support divisions are led by professional staff managers.
Divisions and Branches
K-9 Unit (Scroll down to meet our K-9s and their officers!)
Our K-9 Unit consists of dogs and trained officer handlers who engage in tracking and narcotics detection. Before hitting the road, each canine and handler team must complete a minimum of 10 weeks of basic training and meet the Oregon Police Canine Association Standards. Each team trains weekly to maintain their skills.
Since 1978, the program has been instrumental in demonstrating the value of K-9 officers in locating suspects, articles, and missing persons. We have assisted many other agencies in starting and maintaining their K-9 programs and are often consulted as a problem-solving resource.
In addition to solving crime, our K-9 teams engage in outreach at many community events, and most of dogs are widely known by name when working in the community.