January 25, 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 included, "What career would you have pursued if you hadn't gone into law enforcement?" See below a few of the new chiefs' responses. We've been featuring their responses in the Weekly Update, and will continue to do so next week. 

Chief Stacy Kelly (Astoria PD), would have chosen a career in the medical field if he hadn't chosen one in law enforcement. 

Chief Scott Logue of Central Point PD is an artist on the side, creating one-of-a-kind wooden bowls. Perhaps he would've become an artist if he hadn't become a police officer. We think it's great that he still produces art on the side.

Chief Steven Lougal shared that from his earliest memories he wanted to be a cop! When he has time, he and his wife fight; Martial arts that is. He comes to work with bruises at times and needs to explain. 

Chief Jason Ogden, Sweet Home PD, is a professional photographer on the side. Check out his incredible work on fb or instagram. Apparently he did not need to choose between two careers. He embraced both. 


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 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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Meet Our Newest ASSOCIATE and

Associate Members:
Sergeant Eric Graves, Gladstone PD
Sergeant Robert McCrum, Columbia River Inter-Tribal PD
Sergeant Dana Journey, Columbia River Inter-Tribal PD
Captain Timothy Eriksen, Port of Portland PD
Lieutenant Leigh Erickson, Tigard PD
Sergeant Garrett Thornton, Sandy PD
Sergeant Sam Craven, Sandy PD
Sergeant Michael Leake, Newport PD

Other Associate Member:
LE Risk Management Consultant Daniel Brown, CIS

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:

Dana Journey - I enjoy the outdoors and coaching my kid's sports.

Leigh Erickson - Skiing all over the West Coast from Canada to 
Lake Tahoe is my favorite hobby. For vacation, Maui is the place to be.

Garrett Thornton - I coach high school football at Estacada High 
School and we just won the 4A State Championship for the first time in school history!

Sam Craven - I hunt and fish whenever family and work obligations allow me time to do so. If I had to pick a vacation destination, it would be somewhere in Montana, Wyoming or Colorado in the fall (for hunting and fishing).

Michael Leake - My favorite hobby is hiking. I lost 75 pound a few years ago and hated the thought of a hike prior to that. I always said that it never looked fun and that it was suspicious that it was always a hiker that found a body. Now that I'm in better shape, I love being in nature and exploring. I like to go off the beaten path and think to myself, how many other people, throughout history, have stepped on this exact same spot? The more remote, the better! I love to travel and explore. I have too many vacation destinations to pick a favorite.

Daniel Brown - Hobby - Avid motorcyclist (Harley and Enduro); Music – Country; Vacation – Iceland; If Hungry - Tacos


Eric Graves - My favorite hobbies are camping in my travel 
trailer with my wife and fur baby. I love 80's  music. My favorite vacation place is on a lake in Montana; And my favorite food is marinated short ribs.

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