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Chief Michael J. Navarre Assistant Chief Paul Magdich
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419-698-7062 419-698-7059
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Core Values

Integrity, Professionalism, Fairness and Teamwork

Mission Statement
The Oregon Police Division is committed to excellence through partnership with the community that builds trust, reduces crime and creates a safe environment. Through education, enforcement and prevention, we will improve the quality of life by practicing our core beliefs of Integrity, Professionalism, Fairness and Teamwork.

The Oregon Police Division employs 46 sworn and 14 civilian employees. The Department serves a community of approximately 20,000 residents spanning an area of 28 square miles along the Lake Erie shoreline.

The Oregon Police Division is a progressive police agency.  It was established by Ordinance in 1958 and, at the time, was to consist of 12 sworn officers and 7 radio communication operators.  In its history, the police division has grown to 46 officers supported by 10 dispatchers and an additional 5 non-sworn personnel.  In February of 2011 the police division completed a state of the art upgrade to our dispatch center.  Oregon Dispatchers not only dispatch for the police division, but are also responsible for the Oregon and Jerusalem Twp. Fire Depts. 

As a medium sized police agency, each officer is encouraged and assisted in developing a wide range of skills.  As is the case with all agencies, the road patrol division makes up the largest part of the police force.  The patrol division is supported by the special services division that is comprised of a 6 officer detective bureau, police records, and the dispatch center.

In addition, the Oregon Police Division has partnered with the Oregon Board of Education in recognizing the importance of our youth.  As a result, 3 Oregon Officers are assigned to the school system full time as School Resources Officers (SRO's) and a combination SRO/DARE Officer.  These Officers are teaching drug and violence prevention and are accessible to our younger residents.  Oregon Officers participate in many other part time positions in and around the City of Oregon.  These would include the DEA Task Force, U.S. Marshal Service's Violent Fugitive Task Force, The Northern Border Initiative (NBI) on Lake Erie, The FBI Cyber Crime Task Force, The Special Response Team, and numerous other on and off duty projects.

Citizen Feedback

The Oregon Police Division is always striving to improve our operations and plan for our future.  If you have a connection to live, work, or have family in Oregon, please take a few minutes to complete a brief online survey regarding any contact you may have had with a division employee.  The survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OregonPolice.


Public Records Statement
The Oregon Police Division is committed to, and fully supportive of, providing access to public records in a timely manner. All public records are available for inspection during normal operating hours of the Police Records Bureau. We will also provide copies of public records free of charge subject to established guidelines.

We will assist you in your request for a public record to help insure that your request can be granted and that you receive the information you are seeking. We will also provide you with an explanation as to why any information is redacted from a record that you receive.

Our intent is to fully comply with all statutory and court ordered provisions of the current public records laws. We will withhold information only when we are authorized or required to do so by state and/or federal law. If you should feel that we are indiscriminately or illegally denying you access to a public record or information that you request please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.@ 419- 698-7053 or Lt. Hank Everitt @ 419-698-7103.

The following are crime statistics for the City of Oregon for crimes as reported to the FBI

Category 2013 2012 2011  2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Calls for Service 23,258 24,669 23,947 22,662 22,803 24,077 26,004 25,049 24,506 28,082 29,295
Crime Reports Filed 2,437 2,744 2,631 2,636 2,649 3,113 3,177 3,575 3,314 3,397 3,879
Accident Reports Filed 708 719 789 691 683 671 727 712 818 785 816
Citations Issued 2,533 3,119 3,673 3,885 3,686 3,722 4,104 3,448 3,297 3,286 4,223
Adult Arrests 1,126 1,237 1,031 1,216 1,164 1,366 1,394 1,581 1,204 1,431 1,649
Juvenile Arrests 126 182 98 105 133 148 195 165 179 101 160

Employment Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must be at least 21 years of age by appointment and must have completed two years of course work in any discipline from an accredited college or university that is defined as completion of at least 60 semester credit hours or at least 90 quarter hours with a GPA no lower than 2.0, with a copy of your transcript provided with application as verification.

Within 120 days prior to appointment, must pass physical examination showing applicant free from cardiovascular & pulmonary diseases and able to meet the physical requirements and must pass physical fitness & psychological fitness evaluations and background check per Class Plan requirements.

 Must possess or successfully complete the Ohio Peace Officers Certification Program within 1 year from date of appointment and have at the time of appointment a valid Ohio Driver's License.

Performance/Responsibilities: Under general supervision, perform various duties to protect and serve the general public; enforce and uphold the laws set forth by the Constitution of the United States, the State of Ohio and the Charter of the City of Oregon; perform related duties as assigned. See further requirements, duties and responsibilities posted in City office.

In order to become a Police Officer in the City of Oregon an examination is given by the Civil Service Commission. The starting salary is $22.54 per hour and maximum reached in six (6) years is $27.69 per hour and includes excellent benefits. Interested candidates should call the City of Oregon Civil Service Commission at (419) 698-7095.