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The Public Service Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Oregon State Police. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The Public Service Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Oregon State Police. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

The Department of State Police was created in 1931 to serve as a rural patrol and to assist local city police and sheriffs’ departments.


The department is organized into two bureaus, Police Services Bureau and Public Safety Services Bureau, and has two professional divisions. Some of the agency’s specialized programs and services include: transportation safety, major crime investigations, forensic services, automated fingerprint identification and computerized criminal history files, drug investigation, fish and wildlife enforcement, gaming enforcement and regulation, state emergency response coordination, state Fire Marshal services, statewide Criminal Justice Information services, Medical Examiner services and Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT).

 

Agency Subdivisions

Information about this agency's divisions, offices, programs, etc.

 

Contact Information

Mailing Address: 255 Capitol St. NE, 4th Floor, Salem 97310
Telephone: 503-378-3720
Fax: 503-378-8282
General E-mail: ask.osp@state.or.us
Contact: Richard Evans Jr., Deputy Superintendent
Administrative Rules Coordinator E-mail: Shannon Peterson
Records Officer E-mail: Cecily Brown
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov
Location Map: by Yahoo! Maps


Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 181.020
Budget Analysis (pdf) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu


Records, Publications and General Information

Agency History (pdf) - a detailed history of the agency
Records Retention Schedule (pdf) - a list of the public records kept at the agency
State Archives Holdings - a select list of the agency's records available for research at the State Archives
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog