February 8, 2023

2023 Annual Conference:
April 4 - 7

The 2023 Annual Conference will be here before you know it so now is a good time to plan ahead for lodging. Even though conference registration won't begin until next week, 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. Please note that though the reservation link indicates dates from Tuesday through Friday, you can easily choose Mon. night as well (if participating in committee meetings requires you to be there bright and early Tues morn!). Or, if you prefer, call 1-866-453-4480. 

Women in Law Enforcement!

Last year at the Annual Conference, Chief Darla Huxel suggested a gathering of female law enforcement leaders during one of the lunches. This luncheon provided a great opportunity to network, build relationships, and have a round table discussion with fellow women in law enforcement. Since this luncheon was well-received, we've decided to plan it again this year.

Taking the lead this year are OACP members Chief Marcia Harnden (Albany PD) and Major Teresa Bloom (OSP). If you have input on this event or would like to help in any way, please reach out to them. 

There will be an opportunity to indicate your interest in participating in this event on the conference registration form. We hope you'll join us!


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).


Congratulations to Chief Nancy Gardner

The OACP would like to congratulate Chief Nancy Gardner on her appointment to Burns City Manager. She served as the Burns Chief of Police since April 2022. The OACP wishes her great success in her new role.

Madras Police Department

Chief of Police
Salary: $104,096 – $142,832 annually
Closing date: Open until filled

Click here for a job description.
Click here for a brochure.
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.

Oregon News


Chief stresses prevention
Keizer Times
John Teague, who will retire as Keizer’s police chief Sept. 30, is known for focusing on crime prevention and strict adherence to procedure.
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Lawmakers consider proposal to lighten sentences against domestic violence survivors

Oregon Capital Chronicle
The bill could potentially affect hundreds of the women who are currently incarcerated in Oregon.
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Longtime leader of Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission to resign
The Oregonian
Steve Marks, the longtime director of the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission, told staff Wednesday that he will be resigning at the request of Gov. Tina Kotek.
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Grand jury: Salem police justified in fatally shooting man
Statesman Journal
A Marion County grand jury unanimously found Salem police justified in the Jan. 23 shooting death of a man on Commercial Street in South Salem.
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National News


Bill would limit traffic stops to try to prevent police killings
Police in Washington would be barred from pulling over drivers for minor issues like broken tail lights or expired tabs under a measure now before the state Legislature.
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Denver police launch fentanyl investigations unit; overdose deaths ticked down in 2022
The Denver Post
The Denver Police Department will assign five detectives and a sergeant to a newly-created unit dedicated to investigating fentanyl-dealing rings and deaths.
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Police: False shooting threats at several Michigan schools were 'coordinated campaign'
Detroit Free Press
School and law enforcement officials faced a flurry of shooting threats throughout Michigan — including in Detroit, Jackson, Ann Arbor, Okemos, Battle Creek, Portage, Muskegon and Saginaw — that authorities said turned out to be a "coordinated campaign," which the FBI is now investigating.
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