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The mission of the Oregon Association Chiefs of Police is to serve as the “professional voice” of law enforcement in Oregon. Toward our objective, we are pleased to offer a wide range of programs designed to benefit police leaders, their agencies and the communities they serve.


The Oregon Accreditation Alliance exists to improve the quality of law enforcement agencies in the State of Oregon and ultimately the quality of services provided to the citizens of the state.



Physical Abilities Test

The OACP purchased and deployed ten ORPAT systems in police agencies strategically located throughout the state in order to make the Oregon Physical Abilities Test accessible to all Oregon police agencies.



Traffic Safety Center

Visit the traffic safety center to access information regarding traffic safety grants, a calendar of important events and additional traffic safety resources and links.



Oregon Association Chiefs of Police shared John Tesh's photo. ...

Hero of the Day: Kentucky police officer John Nissen! He went above and beyond for a grief stricken driver named Barbie Henderson. While driving, Barbie got word of her sister's death and pulled over to the side of the road. She was too distraught to drive and didn't know what to do so she called 911. That's when officer Nissen came on the scene and asked if he could sit and talk with her. Nissen says: "I turned the air vents towards her – it was over 90 degrees that day – held her hand, and she cried on my shoulder. I had her take sips of water." He stayed with her for an hour until another family member could come and get her home safely. When Barbie's other sister, Shonda, arrived, she was so amazed by the officer's kindness that she took a photo of the two and sent it to the Hillview Kentucky Police Facebook Page. She wrote: "Officer Nissen was more than an officer yesterday. He was a person with a heart to understand this was a lady who just lost her sister. From there on he took care of my sister … What an awesome guy!!!!"

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Please join the Rise family and all of us at the Oregon Association Chiefs of Police in remembering the life and many contributions of Chief Gordon Rise today. ...

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Jason Wallis was tapped as the next Police Chief for the Port after a comprehensive and competitive nationwide recruitment. Wallis has spent his entire 18-year career in the Port’s Police Department and has steadily worked his way up through the ranks. He has supervised the Port’s detective and K9 units and served 4 years as a lieutenant and then 2 years as a captain. Most recently, Wallis served as acting chief after the retirement of Chief Phil Klahn, who served as Port Police Chief for nearly 13 years. Wallis was sworn in as Police Chief on July 2. Wallis hails from Ashland, Ore. and is married with three children.

“I’m thrilled to have sworn in Chief Wallis,” said Mark Crosby, Port of Portland chief of public safety and security. “They are consummate professionals who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the job and the Port is fortunate to have these gentlemen lead two of our critical public safety organizations.”

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The Oregon Association Chiefs of Police was founded in 1953 with the intended purpose of enhancing the professionalism of Law Enforcement in Oregon. The founding Chiefs envisioned creating an association that would promote training and information sharing to facilitate the professional growth of Chiefs of Police, command staff, supervisors, line officers and support personnel. The Oregon Association Chiefs of Police rapidly became a leader both on the state and national level in the effort to enhance the profession.