March 22, 2023

Greetings OACP!

Spring Break is upon us and many of us have chosen to cash out our IAP accounts so we can afford to travel with friends and family to someplace that is warm and more importantly dry.  In all seriousness, it has been a long winter and I want you all to know how much the association appreciates your efforts in your community and the ongoing efforts during this legislative session. 

Once again, we are excited to gather in Bend for our annual conference.  There has been some amazing work by many of you to pull this conference together and the association is excited to see so many chiefs interested in moving into leadership positions on the Executive Committee.  With less than 2 weeks to go, there is still time to register for the conference and join us for some outstanding training and networking opportunities.  I want to highlight the importance of the first day of the conference and the attendance at the committee meetings as well as the board meeting.  The work of OACP is done through the various committees and the dedicated members on those committees that bring value to the association and our public safety profession.  Attending those meetings gives a unique perspective on that work and we welcome everyone’s voice to better serve the membership.  Additionally, the board meeting allows for a deep dive into the sustainability of our association and its always nice to hear from our district reps and what’s going on around the state. 

So much of the training offered this year is not only for us as law enforcement professionals, but for family as well.  The Jared Nesary “You Are Never Alone” – A personal Story of Survival, Courage and Vulnerability, is exactly the type of training that resonates with the loved ones who support us all.  So make the Bend conference a “date night” for you and your significant other, a day of training preceded by a night out in Bend on Tuesday.

As I get ready to pass the presidency to Chief Matt Scales, who by the way is an awesome guy, I reflect on how fast this year went and how much I enjoyed being more engaged with all of you.  My visits across the state were the highlight of my time as your president and I will share some more thoughts when we get together on Thursday night of the conference.  Lastly, I would like to acknowledge the work of the Victory Group and especially Marie for always being gentle with me on reminders and Kevin who is, as I write this, working hard at the Capitol with our best interests in mind. The depth of dedication to OACP that the Victory Group demonstrates is remarkable.  Thank you. 

Chief Chris Skinner
OACP President



April 4 - 7

Riverhouse on the Deschutes Convention Center
Bend, Oregon

Click here for an attendance roster as of 3.21.23



Members: $360
Non-members: $380
Registration increased by $20 on March 20. Unfortunately once we submit the meal count to the conference center, we will not be able to issue refunds at that time. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. If a refund is needed, please request it prior to Tuesday, March 28 and we'd be glad to refund the full amount.


All rooms at The Riverhouse are now full. See below for a couple other great options to choose from; both of which are walking distance to the Convention Center:

Red Lion
15 NE Butler Market Rd
Bend, OR 97701
Government Rate with ID at check in $115 plus tax for a King

Shilo Inns
3105 O.B. Riley Rd
Bend, OR 97703 
Government Rate starting at $109 plus tax for a King


Wednesday night there will be an optional Evening Out in Bend. The bus will drop guests off at a convenient location downtown and then shuttle them back  to the Riverhouse at a couple different times in the evening. The shuttle is  $10/person or $15/couple. If you have not already signed up for this, you will have an opportunity to do so at the conference check in table. Please note, we are doing things differently this year. Because of the size coach we have rented for the evening, we don't anticipate anyone waiting at the Riverhouse for a lift! We think this will provide conference attendees a moment reprieve to enjoy visiting with colleagues in comfort as they make their way to one of Bend's great eating and drinking establishments. 

Click here for a list of recommended Bend restaurants. 


If you are interested in playing golf at Juniper Golf Course on Monday, April 3, contact Chief Mitch Hicks or Jeff Kuhns.


The schedule for committee meetings is below. Please let us know if there is a conflict and we may be able to adjust.




GLOCK Raffle


This year at the conference we'll be raffling off a GLOCK. Raffle tickets are $10 for one ticket and $20 for three tickets. The drawing will take place at the Thursday morning breakfast - MUST be present to win!

Upon winning, you'll receive a certificate that will allow you to pick your pistol model of choice. Click here for 2023 GLOCK Media Kit.


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