BEAVERTON, Ore. – Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle has named 30-year Beaverton Police Department veteran Jim Monger as the city’s chief of police today. Monger has served as the city’s interim chief of police since July 2016.
“Jim has done an outstanding job serving as interim chief and I am really happy to announce his appointment today,” said Mayor Doyle. “Jim and I enjoy an excellent working relationship. We’ve had a chance to work closely on the public safety center project for years and I value our open communication.”
Monger, a United States Marine Corps veteran, has previously served in many leadership roles within the department including as a captain from 2013 to 2016. One of Monger’s key responsibilities over the past two years has been serving as the project manager for the city’s public safety center effort which was approved by voters in November 2016.
“On behalf of the Beaverton Police Department, I want to express our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the community for their support for the department,” said Chief Monger. “It is a privilege to serve this community and I am honored to have this opportunity to lead the department I’ve called home for more than 30 years.”
“As a 30-year veteran, he knows our city inside and out. I greatly appreciate Jim’s experience,” said Mayor Doyle. “Jim’s history in the department working his way up our chain of command is incredibly valuable. We also share the priority of continuing to maintain an open, transparent and thriving working relationship with the Beaverton Police Association.”
“We welcome Chief Monger’s appointment, and look forward to continuing to work closely with him,” said Beaverton Police Association president Keith Welch.
Caption: The City of Beaverton announced today that Jim Monger has been named chief of the Beaverton Police Department. Monger, a 30-year veteran of the department, has served as interim chief since July 2016. (Photo/City of Beaverton)