February 1, 2023

New Chiefs Dinner at Seaside

An OACP tradition is to gather all the new chiefs from around the state during the ELTS conference, along with the Executive Board, and enjoy a relaxing evening together over dinner.  A fun addition to introductions that evening included, "What career would you have pursued if you hadn't gone into law enforcement?" See below some of the new chiefs' responses. We've been featuring their responses in the Weekly Update these past few weeks.  

Chief George Burke (Lake Oswego PD) said he would have been a teacher and a coach if a career in law enforcement hadn't grabbed his interest and attention. 

Chief Greg Pickering (Tualatin PD) has a side gig of singing professionally. We assume if it wasn't for law enforcement, he would have spent more time with a microphone in hand.

Chief Larry Seymour (Prineville PD), says if he hadn't chosen fighting crime, he would have chosen fighting fires.

Chief Andrew Shearer (Springfiled PD) said he had considered being a fire fighter. It sounds like he was going to be a first responder in one capacity or another. (Our apologies for the blurry picture.)


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               2023 Annual Conference: April 4 - 7

The 2023 Annual Conference will be here before we know it so now is a good time to plan ahead for lodging. Even though conference registration won't begin until mid-February, please reserve your room now. You can always cancel the reservation later if you realize you aren't able to attend the conference.

Rooms are available for $120 (per diem rate plus tax/fees) in OACP's room block through March 6. After that they are released to the public. Click here to reserve a room. Or call 1-866-453-4480 and let them know you would like to be placed in the OACP room block. If you run into any issues, please email Marie right away so she can address any snags immediately. 


Consider Applying for the 2023 IACP Scholarship

The OACP offers a $2,000 scholarship to assist one Chief to attend the annual International Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference. The scholarship is awarded on a point-system basis. Applications need to be submitted by March 31.  For information on this scholarship and an application form, click here. When applying, please make sure you are using version 2022.1 (located in bottom left corner of form).

"Because of the OACP Scholarship to attend the IACP Conference in Dallas, I was able to expand on my abilities to lead my department and stay current on relevant initiatives currently effecting  the law enforcement community."
~Chief Dave Rash, (Hubbard PD), OACP Board member and 2022 IACP Scholarship recipient


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