April 19, 2023

Awards Banquet Highlights

Click on the photo below to view the Awards Banquet highlights video. To view our newest OACP banners, please make your way to our public website and check them out. They are scrolling across the top so you can't miss them!


More Glimpses into the 2023 Annual Conference

Greg Costanzo from Ethos, presents at the conference on Harnessing Leadership: The Purpose, Direction and Motivation of Leadership.

Chief Gwen Johns (Stayton PD) shares about the Special Olympics Oregon Law Enforcement Torch Run. Chief Johns has a passion for this worthy cause and currently serves on the Law Enforcement Torch Run Council.  Notably, Chief Johns will have the honor of running the final leg of the torch run during the Special Olympics World Games that will be held in Berlin, Germany in June. Through invitation, she was asked to be a final leg team leader and will lead one of the 8 LETR teams as they carry the Flame of Hope. She is honored to be able to attend and will be using this opportunity as a platform to fundraise money for Oregon's program.

Special Olympic athlete Zach Herrmann has participated in Special Olympics for 6 years and competes in golf, bowling and basketball. Zach joined us also in 2019. In addition to the sports he competes in, Zach is a member of the Special Olympics Athlete Leadership Council. It was a privilege to have Zach back with us for our 2023 SOOR luncheon. 

OACP President Chris Skinner stands with SOOR representatives Jenae Bjelland and Jolene Guptil, Chief Gwen Johns, and SOOR athlete Zach Herrmann. 

OAA Awards

Congratulations to the following agencies who received their OAA accreditation award at the Annual Awards Banquet. In addition to the agencies pictured below, the following agencies also received an accreditation award and deserve to be recognized: Grants Pass Police Department, Canby Police Department, Carlton Police Department, Newburg Dundee Police Department, Newport Police Department, Oregon City Police Department, and Redmond Police Department.

McMinnville Police Department

Boardman Police Department

University of Oregon Police Department

Silverton Police Department

West Linn Police Department

Philomath Police Department


Conference Evaluation Form

If you attended the conference and have not already completed the evaluation form, please take a moment to give us your feedback.

Your responses help make our training relevant and engaging. Thank you in advance for your time.

2023-24 Committee Sign Ups

The OACP has nine “standing committees” and one “special committee” and each have immense importance to the OACP. The committees are vital for the OACP to continue to function efficiently and are a wonderful example that we are a member-run association. Click on the button below to sign up.

Training Center

ETHOS Academy has graciously offered to give OACP access to their training from the Annual Conference. A link to the training will be available on the OACP Training Center soon.


Meet Our Newest ACTIVE Members!

(New Assoicate & Other Associate Members will be highlighted in the coming weeks.)

Assistant Chief Jeffrey Bell, Portland Police Bureau
Chief Stephen Macartney Jr., Burns Police Department
Assistant Chief Michael Leasure, Portland Police Bureau
Superintendent Casey Codding, Oregon State Police
Lieutenant Brian Sigler, King City Police Department
Captain David Edwins, Oregon City Police Department
Captain Joseph Pagano, Oregon City Police Department
Captain Todd Engstrom, Silverton Police Department

New Member Fun Facts:
We asked our new members about their hobbies, favorite music genre, where they would travel if given the chance, and their favorite food. Here's what they had to say:

Todd Engstrom - I love cycling and pickleball, am a huge sports fan, and love country music. My wife and I love traveling the world, will be going to Egypt and Israel in two weeks. I will eat anything...eyeball from a sheep's head...anything.

Jeff Bell - My hobbies are home improvement projects, woodworking, music (listening and playing), gardening, and photography. My favorite music genre is the 70s. All of it: rock, fusion, soft rock, hard rock, funk, progressive, soul, R&B, glam, disco, country, punk, pop...all of it!

Steve Macartney Jr. - I enjoy riding off-road motorcycles, farming and training horses.

Michael Leasure - I'm a member of the 1999 Elite 8 Gonzaga Basketball Team.

Brian Sigler - I have lots of kids that all play sports and my joy in life is watching them do what they do on the field or court.

David Edwins - I enjoy spending time in the outdoors, whether it be 
hunting or fishing, as well as playing acoustic and electric guitar. I also enjoy reading. My favorite music genre is rock. If given a chance to vacation somewhere, I would go to Alaska. My favorite food is steak. I enjoy spending time with my wife Holly of 20 years, as well as my 10 year old son, Ethan and 12 year old daughter, Emma.

Joseph Pagano - The majority of my free time is spent with 
my wife and raising our two young daughters (ages four and two). We enjoy exploring the trendy food scene in the Portland area. Our dream vacation destinations are to get back to Europe, namely off the beaten path in Italy and a trip to Islay in Scotland.


Junction City
Police Department

Chief of Police
Salary: $7,984 to $10,467 monthly
Closing date: May 12, 2023

Click here for a job highlight.
Click here for a job description.
Click here to apply.

Placing an advertisement with the OACP is a great way to expand the market reach of your personnel search. Click here for more information.


Rooms need to be reserved by June 29!

Solamar San Diego
(about .4 mile away from Convention Center) 

To reserve a room, click here

Conference information, click here


What: D.A.R.E. Officer Training (DOT)

When: Monday, June 12 to Friday, June 23 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. No class weekend in-between. 

Where: Kennewick, WA PD

Cost: $500

This is the initial two-week, 80-hour course for all Police Officers, Deputies and School Resource Officers who need to be certified to teach the new D.A.R.E. program known as keepin’ it REAL!  Click here for more details.

Oregon News


Statement on death of Officer Joseph (Joe) Johnson from Senator Lynn 
Findley and Representative Mark Owens
Senator Lynn Findley (R-Vale) and Representative Mark Owens (R-Crane) released the following statement regarding the death of Nyssa Police Department Reserve Officer Joseph Johnson...
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Gov. Tina Kotek asks state police to help Portland combat street racing, drunk driving, targets police training backlog

The Oregonian
Gov. Tina Kotek is getting behind top public safety priorities in Portland.
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University of Oregon students hope access to test strips, Naloxone increases through Legislature bill
If passed, House Bill 2395 would make access easier to Naloxone, and it would protect the people who distribute it from liability.
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National News


Phoenix Union board to consider bringing police officers back to school campuses
Arizona Republic
Following weeks of student-led protests and petitions in the summer of 2020, the Phoenix Union High School District opted not to renew its agreement with Phoenix for on-campus police officers.
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"A wonder drug": Local first responders use Narcan to help fight opioid epidemic
Rapid City Journal
Quicker response times and the ability to deal with aggression following the almost instant dissipation of an opioid high are some benefits of local law enforcement carrying Narcan, a drug that reverses the deadly effects of an overdose.
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