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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.

Accreditation

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.

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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.

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College Scholarship Program

The OACP is committed to promoting professionalism and values 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.

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Albany Boys and Girls Club and Albany PD partnered together for a fun day. Great job, K-9 Mando. ...

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Thank you, Hank, for sharing your story. Well done, Officer Manitsas! What a great story of an unlikely friendship.Recently, a community member named Hank posted to his social media account an amazing story about Officer Manitsas of the Crime Analysis Unit. Manitsas, who has been with SPD for more than four decades, was previously part of the Patrol Division.If the print is too small in the image, here is what Hank wrote:"This is my friend John. Back in the day, this guy arrested me more times than I can remember. He used to be known as someone you did not want to run from because he was pretty fast. I ran anyway cuz so was I. Today neither one of us are very fast anymore, but we ARE friends now. He told me with a tear in his eye, that hearing how different my life is today, is better than any award he's ever gotten in his 42 year career. #recovery"Thank you, Hank, for sharing the post and the wonderful sentiment in the message. ...

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Gladstone PD celebrates this beautiful woman's 100th birthday! Happy Birthday, Marie! We're going to take her Angel Food Cake suggestion to heart and try to stress less over things that don't matter. If those are the keys to live a long, happy life, we'll do it! ...

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Chief Don Taylor (Turner PD) received a Presidents Award from outgoing OACP President Jim Ferraris. Because he was not able to attend the Recognition Dinner, Chief Rick Schmitz, Awards Committee co-chair, presented the award to him at a later time. Please see below the wording of the award:"Because of the cancellation of the 2020 Annual Conference, the OACP was unable to hold an auction in the usual “in-person” fashion, the proceeds of which directly benefit Special Olympics Oregon, OACP’s Scholarship Program, and the Parent-Aid Program. Without reservation, Chief Don Taylor took the initiative to develop and deliver a “virtual on-line” auction. Chief Taylor spent many hours, much of it on his own time, gathering donated items to be auctioned off for these worthy causes. Working with OACP staff, Chief Taylor planned out all relevant details, pushed out advertising about the auction items, and presided over the virtual auction event raising over $7,500.00 to the benefit of the OACP and the programs they support."Congratulations Chief Don Taylor! ...

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Chief Dave Rash (Hubbard PD) received a Presidents Award from outgoing OACP President Jim Ferraris. Because he was not able to attend the Recognition Dinner, Chief Rick Schmitz, Awards Committee co-chair, presented the award to him at a later time. Please see below the wording of the award:"As Co-Chair of the Conference & Training Committee, Chief Rash took the lead and collaborated with OACP staff and their committee members to develop and deliver training in a virtual environment. The dedication and commitment to fulfill the mission of the OACP demonstrated by Chief Rash is appreciated and worthy of recognition." Congratulations Chief Dave Rash! ...

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Oregon Association Chiefs of Police updated their cover photo.
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Happy Valley's Chief Scott Anderson enjoys teaching his protégé for the day.Spring Mountain Elementary School student, Adam, was named “Chief for a Day” last Thursday as part of a fun and educational auction package the City of Happy Valley, Oregon helped coordinate for a recent fundraiser. HV Police Chief, Scott Anderson, had the opportunity to show Adam the ins and outs of the department, and gave him some insight into a day in the life of a local deputy. Adam learned about a variety of topics and even got to join Chief Anderson in patrolling some neighborhoods and observing traffic violations. “It was great for me to connect with a young person in our community and hear about the things that kids think about,” said Chief Anderson. “Adam is a smart kid who asked a lot of really good questions about law enforcement.” ...

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It was an incredibly sunny and beautiful day on Monday, April 19th when Chief Martinez (Carlton PD) stopped to chat with Delaney Riha and her grandmother, Jeanne Clayton. Delaney Riha was doing such a great job riding her bike responsibly and wearing her helmet that she was given a cute little teddy bear as a reward by Chief Martinez. Delaney immediately placed the teddy bear on the passenger seat of her bicycle behind her seat and the two became best friends! Later on in the day the Carlton City Manager and Carlton Asst. City Manager were walking through a neighborhood when they overheard, Grandmother Jeanne Clayton, talking to someone on her cell phone sharing what an incredible experience she and Delaney had earlier in the day with Chief Martinez. As the Managers walked a little further down the sidewalk they were stopped by Delaney who shared her wonderful experience and introduced her new friend to them.(permission to use photos authorized by all parties). ...

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Thanks Officer Norlander for your willingness to "Be the match" and making a difference in another person's life! We love these inspiring stories.About 7 years ago our own Officer Norlander signed up for Be the Match. He got a call about two months ago inquiring if he was still interested and would be willing to do additional testing. He moved forward with the testing and turns out he was the best candidate! Michael did 5 days of at home injections to boost his white Blood cell count. Him and his wife drove to Seattle for a quick trip so he could donate his blood. The process for him took about 4 hours for his donation. All they know at this point is his plasma will be going to a 64 year old male with acute myeloid leukemia in the next few days. We are so proud of him! This Saturday, May 22, from 9-noon we are hosting a Be the Match donation drive! Pull up, download the app, swab your own cheek, flash your lights and we will come get your kit. Easy! You can save a life! ...

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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.

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