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The Oregon Police Division Uniform Patrol Section is the backbone of the Police Division. The patrol section is divided into three (3) watches which cover four (4) primary districts within the city.
The patrol division responds to all calls for service, conducts preliminary investigations, investigates vehicular crashes and enforces the criminal and traffic codes. The Oregon Police Division is committed to the community policing philosophy and this is most visible through the road patrol section. The patrol section also tries to identify community problems and is committed to developing a partnership with our citizens to provide a community setting in which we can live and work safely.
The Oregon Police Detective Bureau is responsible for conducting follow-up investigations. The detective bureau gathers evidence, identifies suspects and prepares chargeable cases against perpetrators of crimes.
The Oregon Police Vice/Narcotics Officers aggressively investigate citizens tips of drug related activity, liquor violations or gambling problems. Although we would prefer to speak with you about your concerns, you can always provide information anonymously. Click here for a Crime Report form or you may contact this office at (419) 698-7058.
The Oregon Police Division is committed to Community Policing techniques and the bicycle patrol has offered a way for the officers to get in closer contact with the neighborhoods and their residents. Officers who are assigned to the bicycle patrol also teach young riders about the proper equipment and safety measures they should use while riding.
Drug Abuse Resistance Education
D.A.R.E. is also incorporated into the health curriculum in the two (2) Oregon middle schools. The D.A.R.E. middle school program is offered in the seventh grade. The closely related Violence Education and Gang Awareness program is presented in the sixth grade. These officers also visit the lower level grades throughout the year.
The Oregon Community and Family Coalition is an anti-drug coalition made up of businesses, organizations, and individuals representing various sectors of the community who are dedicated to Oregon, Ohio area youth. Their mission is to reduce substance abuse among youth, promote positive choices, and strengthen families.
Resource Officer Program
The resource officers engage in a variety of activities designed to increase the understanding between the students, the faculty and the law enforcement community. All of the Officers' activities are designed to reinforce and compliment the goals of the school.
Special Response Team
The team is currently made up of 10 officers with between 2 and 20 years of team experience. The SRT is a part time assignment requiring its members to be ready for call out 24/7 by means of a paging system. All officers assigned have other full time daily assignments. The team is very well trained, very well equiped, and highly motivated. Many of the SRT members are certified to instruct in various disciplines pertinent to the mission of the team and its specialized equipment. The SRT is generally used in high risk situations in and around the Oregon, Lucas County area, when requested.
To be selected, officers must be well regarded by their superiors and successfully pass a rigorous physical test, as well as displaying proficiency with firearms. All of these officers are tested in these areas annually and must successfully complete the testing to remain on the team. All officers applying for assignment to the SRT must agree to a 5 year commitment due to the cost of training and equipment.
Early in 2010, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the Chief's of Oregon, Maumee, Sylvania and Sylvania Township Police Departments to merge the teams into a regional entity. All members of the combined unit went through additional basic training to insure a shared skill set when working together as one team. Combined, the 4 teams bring more than 30 officers together in a shared mission with hundreds of years of combined experience. All teams train individually on a monthly basis and together on a quarterly basis.
Sgt. Tony Castillo is currently the commander of the Oregon SRT.
The Honor Guard trains frequently in order to maintain constant precision and professional appearance while representing the Oregon Police Division at important community events. We train with the motto: " the best we can do, is the least we can do."
Northern Border Initiative
Oregon Police Officers and the Lucas County Sheriff's Deputies serve on a state-of-the art, all weather rescue boat owned and operated by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office; and on a Boston Whaler owned by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, that also patrols Lake Erie. The multi-jurisdictional water patrols, that make safety inspections and inquisitive stops on the lake, also address routine safety issues such as boating under the influence and vessels in distress.
Article Reference: Bailer, Bryn (2009, April) Oregon (Ohio) Police Division - Securing Northern Borders. Police-The Law Enforcement Magazine. 70-71.
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