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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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A little feel good story from Albany PD's Community Engagement Officer, Laura Hawkins: Community coming together? For sure. We are suckers for a good ending. A community partner notified us that they found someone living in a house they thought was unfit for living. The female occupant had some health issues that began a few years back and had morphed out of her control. Maintenance and sanitation issues were now unmanageable. After the house was deemed dangerous, neighbors and APD staff got to work finding help for the homeowner. Last Saturday over 20 volunteers came together and put in the work. Sweaty, exhausting work for 9 hours but flooring was removed, walls were cleaned, trash was thrown away (a 40 yard dumpster FULL) and a transformation began. Incredible community donations will mean some new flooring and paint in the near future. People really stepped up and our hearts are full for this struggling human who just needed a little help. We are reminded once again why Albany is such a great community! ... See MoreSee Less

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4 year old Delaney R. stopped by the Carlton Police Department to honor those who lost their lives 20 years ago on September 11, 2001. Delaney touched our hearts and helped remind us just how important our children are in being the champions of all the goodness yet to come in the future of our great Country.~Chief Martinez ... See MoreSee Less

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Canby PD had their First Annual Grill & Chill and it was a huge success! What a great way to meet and greet your community! ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to OACP's President Chief Matt Workman of Warrenton for his 30 year anniversary in law enforcement. Thank you for your faithful service to public safety in Oregon. Our state, the OACP, and the city of Warrenton are all better because of you. ... See MoreSee Less

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Welcome Chief Sheldon to Happy Valley Police Department!Meet Happy Valley's new Police Chief: Richard Sheldon.Happy Valley contracts with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) to provide municipal police services. CCSO Lt. Sheldon started his law-enforcement career in 1998, as a cadet with the Clatsop County Sheriff's Office, working in the Marine Patrol and Civil Process Service while attending college. In 2000 Sheldon joined the Army's Military Police Corps; he deployed to Bosnia, working with the International Police Task Force, and later deployed to Iraq, where his unit helped set up the Iraqi Police in the Sadr City (Previously Saddam City) area of Baghdad in 2003. Sheldon left active Army service in 2005 and joined the Idaho National Guard, where he mobilized for Hurricane Katrina. In 2008 he was activated to Afghanistan, where he worked as an advisor to the Afghan National Army. He retired from the Army Reserve in June 2021.He joined the Lincoln City Police Department in 2007, where he was named "DUI Enforcement Officer of the Year" for 2009. He joined the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office in 2010. As a CCSO Patrol deputy, Sheldon served in the contract cities of Wilsonville, Damascus and Estacada. He manned a traffic car for Clackamas County and the City of Damascus. As a deputy and sergeant, he also served as a Field Training Officer (FTO) for six years and Clackamas County Peace Officers' Association shop steward for six years. He is an Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor and Drug Recognition Expert.Sheldon served as a Patrol Sergeant for CCSO and its contract city Wilsonville, and as an FTO Sergeant and Motor Sergeant. As a Detective Sergeant, he served on the Domestic Violence and Enhanced Response Team (DVERT), Adult Sex Crimes Unit and Child Abuse Team.Following his promotion to Lieutenant, he served as the Director of A Safe Place Family Justice Center, where he supervised the Adult Sex Crimes Unit and DVERT. He took over as Happy Valley Police Chief at the end of June, following the retirement of HVPD Chief Scott Anderson.Lt. Sheldon has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and holds Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Supervisory Certificates from DPSST. He has also completed the Oregon DPSST Supervisory Leadership Academy, The International Public Safety Leadership and Ethics Institute Course, and the FBI LEEDA Command Course.Welcome to Happy Valley, Chief Sheldon! ... See MoreSee Less

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The OACP would like to give a Shout Out to the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission and One Community Health which have purchased and equipped a van with the capability to serve as a mobile health clinic to serve Oregon tribal communities in Wasco, Hood River, Sherman counties, and Klickitat county in Washington state. A tribal health fair was held at Celilo Village in Wasco county on Aug. 25 where CRITFE officers assisted with distributing over 100 backpacks of school supplies to tribal students. This is the only mobile health care clinic with a law enforcement partnership in Oregon. Future plans include behavioral and mental health outreach and BM 110 related assessments with treatment resource referrals. The van and Officer Jerrod Daniel (holding the child) are pictured, along with a picture of the lucky backpack recipients. ... See MoreSee Less

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Please click on the links below to apply. Do not apply via Facebook.Now Hiring:City of Brier, WA PDPolice ChiefSalary: $125,000 - $144,909Closing date: October 3, 2021For Job Description click on this link: https://oracp.memberclicks.net/form/submission/…To apply, click here: https://www.prothman.com/Open_Recruitments/ViewJob.aspx?job=2892Placing an advertisement with the OACP is a great way to expand the market reach of your personnel search. Click here for more information: https://www.policechief.org/job-board/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to Chief Tracy Wood (pictured right) on your recent retirement from Gold Beach Police Department...you will be missed! Congratulations also to Chief Don Miller (pictured left) who will now be leading the department! ... See MoreSee Less

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Please click on the links below to apply. Do not apply via Facebook.Now Hiring:City of Bandon PDPolice ChiefSalary: $82,000 - $107,000, DOEOpen until filled. First review on September 20, 2021For Job Description click on this link: https://oracp.memberclicks.net/form/submission/204698272/field/202798959/Police_Chief_Job_Desc.pdfTo apply, click here: https://www.cityofbandon.org/jobsPlacing an advertisement with the OACP is a great way to expand the market reach of your personnel search. Click here for more information: https://www.policechief.org/job-board/ ... See MoreSee Less

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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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