Councillors concerned with crime in the Beaverton area

A pair of township councillors are growing increasingly concerned with crime in the Beaverton area in recent months. And they’re getting ready to do something about it.

Ward 1 Councillor Mike Jubb and Ward 2 Councillor Claire Doble have booked a meeting with the DRPS next week to discuss the ongoing issues and develop some potential solutions.

“We have had enough. I believe we are in a crisis situation,” wrote Coun. Jubb in a social media post.

“The drug dealing, crime and violence is absolutely unacceptable. We need to come up with a gameplan. I applaud DRPS for starting to increase presence, however, I believe much more is needed. I firmly believe we need a task force to address this.”

Coun. Doble echoed those sentiments, saying that she’s noticed a significant increase in crime, speeding and violence in Beaverton over the past several months.

“We are meeting this month to discuss the challenges we are having with poor response times – or total lack of response – by the DRPS as well as how we can work together to better support and keep the residents of Beaverton and Brock Township safe,” she said.

“Speeding also continues to be a big problem and without increased police presence and speed traps, this will not improve.”