Category Archives: State Police (OSP)

Opinion | Trump’s crackdown sputters as ‘phased withdrawal’ from Portland begins

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. The Trump administration and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) have agreed to something of a cease-fire in […]
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Don’t photocopy your driver’s license as a wallet theft deterrent

Q: I sometimes park at county boat ramps or hiking trailheads and leave my car for several hours. Because I’ve had friends who’ve had their cars broken into at such places and have had their wallets stolen, sometimes I don’t bring my wallet with me. I have a color copy of my driver’s license in […]
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Police seek help in rash of poaching cases southwest of Vernonia

The Oregon State Police are seeking assistance in a series of poaching cases between Timber and Vernonia. Source: Police seek help in rash of poaching cases southwest of Vernonia | Banks Post | Local news from Banks, Buxton, Manning, Roy, and Timber.

Addressing discontent — Local governments’ handle on citizens’ complaints

La Grande mayoral candidate Alex McHaddad wants citizens to have more opportunity to voice their concerns to city hall. “If you have a problem with how the city works, you should have a place to say that,” McHaddad said. “I hear businesses complain about the red tape. And we need to know who our police […]
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OSU leaders address questions about policing

  Oregon State University officials fielded questions about plans for a new campus police force Thursday on a day when the school’s current law enforcement agency was in the headlines once again for all the wrong reasons. The Oregon State Police, which has provided law enforcement services on the Corvallis campus since 1989, declared in […]
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Brown takes right approach with troopers

The Oregon State Police troopers who defied Gov. Kate Brown by refusing to wear face masks in a Corvallis coffee shop last week should feel fortunate the governor was in a forgiving mood. Their actions — and a profane denunciation of Brown by one officer — would have been inappropriate even for private citizens patronizing […]
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‘They pledged to do better’: Gov. Brown meets with troopers who refused to wear masks in coffee shop

Governor Kate Brown met Friday with three of the Oregon State Police officers who sparked outrage after they were seen on video not wearing masks in a Corvallis coffee shop earlier this week. In sharing a photo of herself and the officers sitting down at Mahonia to discuss the issue, Brown said on Facebook that […]
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Demographics of Oregon State Police, Portland Police Bureau and Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office

Here’s a breakdown of the racial and ethnic makeup of the Portland Police Bureau, Oregon State Police and Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office: Source: Demographics of Oregon State Police, Portland Police Bureau and Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office – oregonlive.com

Oregon State Police say trooper’s hand gesture in viral video was innocuous

Oregon State Police countered accusations of racist sympathies Sunday after a video clip surfaced in which an officer used the “OK” hand gesture, recently associated with white nationalism, while on duty at a protest in Salem. Source: Oregon State Police say trooper’s hand gesture in viral video was innocuous – oregonlive.com

Oregon State Police deny trooper flashed racist gesture at BLM protest

The Oregon State Police denied that a trooper made a racist hand signal during a rally in front of the Oregon State Capitol Saturday. During a Black Lives Matter protest on Court Street in Salem, Oregon State Police troopers stood between groups of protesters and counter protesters. Source: Oregon State Police deny trooper flashed racist gesture […]
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