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.
The strength of an organization is found in the membership and those who tirelessly give of themselves to better the whole. OACP is no exception. Through our dedicated members, we support safe and livable communities throughout the State of Oregon. We intend to will build on our organizational strengths to further expand our membership, our services, our visibility, our outreach, and our recruitment of new members. As we approach the upcoming year, we have identified the following significant challenges faced by our organization: