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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.



College Scholarship Program

The OACP is committed to promoting professionalism and they value the presence and contributions of educated men and women in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice. To further this commitment, the OACP provides competitive college scholarships for qualifying students.




A ceremony was held on April 21, 2016 to dedicate the naming of a Salem City Street in the name of former Oregon State Police Sergeant John Burright who was critically injured in 2001. John later medically retired due to being disabled.

The ceremony took place at the site of the future Oregon State Police headquarters building in southeast Salem. The ceremony was attended by John's family, friends and coworkers. Superintendent Rich Evans presented the family with replicas of the street sign "Burright Ln SE", which was later unveiled by John's son Jeremy.

On September 4, 2001, Sergeant Burright, OSP Senior Trooper Maria Mignano and Albany Police Officer Jason Hoerauf were alongside Interstate 5 near milepost 243 (south of Salem) assisting a disabled motorist when they were struck by a driver who had fallen asleep at the wheel. Senior Trooper Mignano and Officer Hoerauf were killed and Sergeant Burright was critically injured.

Mignano and Hoerauf have been honored for their sacrifice at the Oregon Peace Officer Memorial at the Oregon Public Safety Academy. "This is a way to honor John for his contributions serving the citizens of Oregon", said Superintendent Evans. "The sign will remind troopers when they are on their way to work how important the work they do is".

People close to John stated he set the standard of a family man, fellow trooper and friend. They believe that naming the street after John will bring his presence back to the office and something he would have wanted.

The new OSP headquarters, which is at 3565 Trelstad Ave SE, is set to be open by mid-summer. The building will consolidate several OSP facilities that are currently scattered around Salem. Those include, Office of State Fire Marshal, property and procurement, Criminal Justice Information Services, the Salem Area Command and OSP headquarters."

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During the 2016 OACP Annual Conference held in Bend this past week, the value of mentoring was highlighted during the Annual Awards Banquet when three members received the Karlyn Campbell Award. This award is given to members who go above and beyond to invest in others. Chief Kent Barker from Tualatin Police Department, Chief Scott Russell who recently retired from Woodburn Police Department, and Todd Anderson, the Public Safety Academy Training Director, received this important award. Chief Russell was unable to be at the conference, and therefore not pictured. ...

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At the 2016 OACP Annual Conference, two remarkable members were recognized for their contributions before and after their retirement. Chief Jim Soles, Prineville PD retired, and Chief Les Younger, Lake Oswego PD retired, received the Jim Jones Lifetime Achievement award, one of the highest honors bestowed by the association. ...

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Chief Kris Allison (Central Point) is voted in as the new OACP Secretary/Treasurer at the Annual Conference in Bend. Standing with her is the Executive Board members and Awards Committee Co-Chair Chief David Dryden. Congratulations Chief Allison. ...

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Incoming OACP President Geoff Spalding (Beaverton) takes a moment to recognize the great work of outgoing President Rock Rakosi (Myrtle Point) at the 2016 OACP Annual Conference. ...

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Oregon Association Chiefs of Police updated their cover photo. ...

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Mr. Gordon Graham, featured speaker this morning at the OACP Annual Conference, is a retired 33 year veteran of California Law Enforcement, and has a masters degree in Safety and Systems Management. He has taken this background as a street cop, supervisor and manager and coupled it with his formal education as a risk manager and his education and experiences as an attorney and is the Founder of Lexipol - a company designed to standardize policies, procedures and training within law enforcement agencies around America. ...

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Kicking off the 2016 OACP Annual Conference in Bend, OR: Promoting Excellence in Policing Leadership. ...

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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.