May 24, 2023

OACP's Executive Director, Kevin Campbell, was honored on the Senate floor on his 60th birthday by Senator Dick Anderson. He acknowledged the positive impact that Kevin has made in the state as he has worked diligently at developing relationships and building trust for almost 40 years, and wished him continued success in years to come.


2023 Fall Conference
September 27 & 28 at DPSST

Mark your calendars in preparation for
this training at DPSST.


OACP Committees

President Matt Scales has finalized the committee rosters and designated co-chairs and executive board liaisons for each committee.
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New Chief at Reedsport PD

Chief John Carter was sworn in Monday, May 22 as the new chief for Reedsport Police Department. Before coming to Reedsport, he was the chief in Monticello, Illinois for 9 years. He is not currently an OACP member, so feel free to reach out, welcome him, and invite him to join the OACP! Read More

Oregon News


Kotek signs bill honoring families of killed service members
Oregon Capital Insider
Gov Tina Kotek on Friday signed legislation to designate U.S. Highway 30 to honor families who have lost members in military service as Oregon Gold Star Families Memorial Highway.
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Oregon lawmakers approve fentanyl education bill, lessons would begin by fall 2024
Jennifer Hicks, a physical education and health teacher at Mountainside High School in Beaverton, has taught more lessons on the dangers of fentanyl and opioids than she can count.
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Gov. Tina Kotek seeks changes to bill that would overhaul Oregon’s public defense system
Gov. Tina Kotek is asking a state legislative panel to change a Senate bill that proposes a fix to the constitutional crisis that has left thousands of people accused of crimes without attorneys.
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National News


How is the fentanyl crisis impacting first responders?
The overdose calls seem to never stop for emergency responders in Washington state.
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Why It’s So Hard to Crack Down on Stoned Drivers in New York
The New York Times
Smoking marijuana while operating a vehicle appears to have become ubiquitous in New York City after the drug’s legalization. But it’s a trend, though illegal, that’s not easy to curb.
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‘True heroism’: Biden honors 9 with Medal of Valor including 2 NYPD cops killed during 911 call
Two New York Police Department officers ambushed and killed after responding to a 911 call and the rookie cop who took down the gunman were honored Wednesday, along with six others, by President Joe Biden with the Medal of Valor, the nation’s highest honor for bravery by a public safety officer.
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