March 29, 2023


April 4 - 7

Riverhouse on the Deschutes Convention Center
Bend, Oregon

Click here for an attendance roster as of 3.28.23


Members: $360
Non-members: $380
Registration increased by $20 on March 20. Unfortunately we are no longer able to issue refunds. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please go to website for lodging information:


This year we're offering something we haven't done in the past - we're giving conference attendees an opportunity to invite their loved ones to sit in on a presentation that addresses the unique challenges that come with this profession and the trauma that may ensue as a result. 

All spouses and significant others of those attending the conference are encouraged to join us on Thursday, April 6 at 1:30 pm. We are hoping that the information on trauma - identifying it, making sense of it, and addressing it - will be of great value. Encourage your loved ones to join us for this presentation. We will make sure there are additional chairs available! No need to let us know...simply have them accompany you at this training. 

"What an outstanding opportunity for attendees and their significant others! I hope a lot of people take advantage of it. Way to go Training Committee! Our line of work takes a toll on everyone. We often overlook our loved ones and how secondary trauma effects them. I am very proud to be part of an organization that sees the value of educating not only its members but also their significant others on trauma." ~ Chief Mike Pace


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 Charter Bus 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's reprieve to enjoy visiting with colleagues in comfort as they make their way to one of Bend's great eating and drinking establishments.  OACP Executive  members will be serving as hosts at some of the locations, so if you are looking for a friendly face you can make your way to those venues. We will let you know which board member will be hosting at which location. 

Click here for a list of recommended Bend restaurants. 





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.

Consider Applying For the 2023 IACP Scholarshi 

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 Thursday, March 30.  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).

OACP Training Center

New training has been added to the "Additional Training Opportunities" package in the OACP Training Center.

  • Law Enforcement Appreciation Retreat & Marriage Retreat
  • NW Regional CIT Conference
  • Building Your Leadership Toolbox
  • Crisis Communications and Public Relations for Public Safety

Be sure to check it out!

Oregon News


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National News


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