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Oregon State Police: Agency Subdivisions

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)

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Criminal Investigation Division
Address: 255 Capitol St. NE, 4th Floor, Salem 97310
Phone: 503-378-3720
Fax: 503-378-8282
E-mail: ask.osp@state.or.us
Web: www.oregon.gov/OSP/CID/
Contact: Captain Calvin Curths
Statutory Authority: ORS 181.030


Duties and Responsibilities: The Criminal Investigation Division provides specialized investigative services in support of criminal justice agencies statewide through innovative programs and highly trained, dedicated personnel.


The division is composed of several sections: Major Crimes, Drug Enforcement, Arson/Explosives and Investigative Reports. Service delivery is done through participation in interagency task forces, such as the child sex abuse multi-disciplinary teams, major crime teams, drug enforcement task forces and interagency fire investigation teams. As a statewide law enforcement agency, the division has the ability to mobilize resources for major criminal investigations. This may be a police officer-involved shooting, a major criminal investigation involving a large public government agency or entity, or other major crime incident requiring extensive investigative resources in a short time period.

 

Law Enforcement Data Systems
Address: 3225 State St., Salem 97301; PO Box 14360; Salem 97309-5074
Phone: 503-378-3055
Fax: 503-364-2661
E-mail: terry.oconnell@state.or.us
Web: www.oregon.gov/OSP/CJIS/index.shtml
Contact: Terry O'Connell, Director
Statutory Authority: ORS 181.730


Duties and Responsibilities: Law Enforcement Data Systems (LEDS) plans, develops, manages and operates statewide information systems to enhance police officer safety and to assist law enforcement and criminal justice agencies in the investigation of crimes; the location, apprehension, adjudication and supervision of criminal offenders; location of missing persons; identification of stolen property; and the measurement of the type, extent and effect of crime in the state.


Fish and Wildlife Division
Address: 255 Capitol St. NE, 4th Floor, Salem 97310
Phone: 503-378-3720
Fax: 503-378-8282
E-mail: osp.fwd@state.or.us
Web: www.oregon.gov/OSP/FW/
Contact: Captain Jeff Samuels
Statutory Authority: ORS 181.020


Duties and Responsibilities: The Fish and Wildlife Division ensures compliance with the laws and regulations that protect and enhance the long-term health and equitable utilization of Oregon’s fish and wildlife resources and the habitats upon which they depend. The division provides public safety and enforcement of boating, criminal and traffic laws and the protection of the state’s natural resources.

 

Forensic Services Division
Address: 255 Capitol St. NE, 4th Floor, Salem 97310
Phone: 503-378-3720
Fax: 503-363-5475
E-mail: osp.forensics@state.or.us
Web: www.oregon.gov/OSP/FORENSICS/
Contact: Captain Mike Dingeman
Statutory Authority: ORS 181.066–181.080


Duties and Responsibilities: The Forensic Services Division is a nationally accredited forensic laboratory system serving all state and local law enforcement agencies, medical examiners and prosecuting attorneys in Oregon. The division also performs forensic analysis on criminal cases for a defendant upon a court order.


The division operates Oregon’s only full service forensic laboratory system. Analysts provide technical assistance and training, evaluate and analyze evidence, interpret results, and provide expert testimony related to the full spectrum of physical evidence recovered from crime scenes.


This forensic analysis utilizes six regional laboratories designed to provide optimum crime scene response and interaction with local law enforcement. The labs are in Bend, Central Point, Pendleton, Portland and Springfield.

 

Gaming Enforcement Division
Address: 3400 State St., G-750, Salem 97301
Phone: 503-378-6999
Fax: 503-378-6878
E-mail: ask.osp@state.or.us
Web: www.oregon.gov/OSP/GAMING/
Contact: Major Joel Lujan
Statutory Authority: ORS 181.050, Chapter 463


Duties and Responsibilities: The Gaming Enforcement Division was created to ensure the fairness, honesty, integrity and security of gaming operations in Oregon. The division oversees the Oregon State Athletic Commission, the Lottery Gaming Section and the Tribal Gaming Section.


The Oregon State Athletic Commission regulates boxing, entertainment wrestling and mixed martial arts events. The Lottery Gaming Section ensures that lottery gaming activities are conducted in a fair, honest and secure manner with the highest level of integrity. The Tribal Gaming Section ensures that tribal gaming activities are conducted in a fair, honest and secure manner in accordance with Tribal/State compact agreements.

 

Medical Examiner Division
Address: 13309 SE 84th Ave., Suite 100, Clackamas 97015
Phone: 971-673-8200
E-mail: eugene.gray@state.or.us
Web: www.oregon.gov/OSP/SME
Contact: Dr. Karen Gunson, Medical Examiner
Statutory Authority: ORS Chapter 146


Duties and Responsibilities: The Medical Examiner Division provides direction and support to the state death investigation program. The medical examiner manages all aspects of the state medical examiner program and has responsibility for technical supervision of county offices in each of the 36 counties of Oregon. The division is staffed by five full-time forensic pathologists, supported by five staff personnel located in the Portland Metropolitan area. Further administrative support and oversight are provided by the Department of State Police. The division certifies the cause and manner of a death requiring investigation within the authority of ORS Chapter 146. This includes post mortem examination and alcohol and drug analyses. The division also maintains appropriate records and provides lectures and training on legal medicine and death investigation to medical school physicians and students, attorneys, law students, police officers, emergency medical technicians and other persons associated with the death investigation system.

 

Patrol Services Division
Address: 255 Capitol St. NE, 4th Floor, Salem 97310
Phone: 503-378-3720
Fax: 503-378-8282
E-mail: osp.psd@state.or.us
Web: www.oregon.gov/OSP/PATROL/
Contact: Captain Craig Durbin
Statutory Authority: ORS Chapter 181


Duties and Responsibilities: The Patrol Services Division provides a uniform police presence and law enforcement services throughout the state, with a primary responsibility for traffic safety and response to emergency calls-for-service on Oregon’s 7,000 miles of state and federal highways. Some of the services provided include augmenting and supporting local enforcement and meeting the needs of the public for criminal investigation and transportation safety.


State Fire Marshal
Address: 4760 Portland Rd. NE, Salem 97305-1760
Phone: 503-378-3473
Fax: 503-373-1825
E-mail: oregon.sfm@state.or.us
Web: www.oregon.gov/OSP/SFM/index.shtml
Contact: Mike Wallace, State Fire Marshal
Statutory Authority: ORS 476.020


Duties and Responsibilities: The Office of State Fire Marshal was created in 1917 and was consolidated in 1993 into the Department of State Police. The office is charged with reducing the loss of life and property from fire, explosion and hazardous materials and minimizing the fire and life-safety hazards of structures, equipment and materials exposed to fire risks. Program areas cover fire prevention and investigation; uniform fire and life safety code development, adoption and interpretation; Community Right to Know; public education and firesetter intervention; industry licensing and permits relating to liquefied petroleum gas, fireworks and explosives; licensing and surveying non-retail gasoline dispensing; Regional Hazardous Materials Response Team system; and the All Incident Reporting system.


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