ORCOPS Mission

The Oregon Coalition of Police & Sheriffs (ORCOPS) is a non-partisan organization that advocates on behalf of  police officers, deputy sheriffs and other individuals in Oregon law enforcement agencies. ORCOPS serves as a source of leadership within the law enforcement community and aims to build trust between law enforcement officers and the communities we serve.


In Preparation for the 2018 General Election and the 2019 Legislative Session

Even though the Oregon Legislature is not in session, ORCOPS is still working to ensure policymakers hear our voice and understand what matters to us.

We’ve just sent out the next round of questionnaires for state legislative candidates seeking ORCOPS’ endorsement for the 2018 General Election. We’ll be carefully reviewing each questionnaire and making endorsements based on each candidate’s answers. We also consider whether a candidate has been a consistent champion for law enforcement. It’s important that candidates know when they have our back, we have theirs.

ORCOPS is also participating in a legislative workgroup, which is considering the issue of officer wellness. This group sprung from efforts by Senator Lew Frederick (D-Portland) to require mental health sessions for officers during the 2018 session. ORCOPS convinced legislators that mandatory sessions were not reasonable or practical for assisting officers. The workgroup was formed in the interim to determine the best course forward to ensure all first responders, not just police officers, have access to voluntary mental health wellness and support. Senator Floyd Prozanski (D-Eugene) is also participating in the workgroup. ORCOPS has been instrumental in this workgroup, moving the discussion away from mandatory sessions and instead toward requiring broader health care options and workers compensation protections for all emergency personnel.

To that end, ORCOPS is working to have a PTSD presumption placed into Oregon’s Worker Compensation policies. Currently, if a first responder is experiencing symptoms and receives a diagnosis for PTSD, the worker’s compensation system denies most of those claims. It can be very difficult to definitively prove that PTSD happened while on duty. ORCOPS has been demonstrating to the workgroup and to other stakeholders that this often keeps first responders from being able to seek proper treatment. It is our hope that this effort will soon lead to the policy change we seek.

We will continue to work in preparation for the 2018 General Election and the 2019 Legislative Session. We are proud to represent Oregon’s rank-and-file law enforcement professionals and the work you do every day to keep Oregonians safe.

Daryl Turner, President
Oregon Coalition of Police & Sheriffs


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Safely reunited!

These cute little ducklings fell into a storm drain tonight following mom. Oregon City Police Department's Swing shift came to the rescue! They are now back safe and sound enjoying the summer with mom!
#OCPD #OCPDswingshift #SummerbreakSafely reunited!

These cute little ducklings fell into a storm drain tonight following mom. Swing shift came to the rescue! They are now back safe and sound enjoying the summer with mom! #OCPD #OCPDswingshift #Summerbreak
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Safely reunited!

These cute little ducklings fell into a storm drain tonight following mom. Oregon City Police Departments Swing shift came to the rescue! They are now back safe and sound enjoying the summer with mom! 
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Thank you so much for being so kind and caring for these little ducklings.. you all are amazing and I love following you all here on Facebook! You make me want to move to Oregon!!!!

2 weeks ago

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While out on patrol, Sergeant Smith spotted this little guy injured on the side of the road and clearly in distress. The duckling was rushed to the vet and is currently recuperating. He will be released to the Audubon society when he's recovered.
Special shout out to Companion Pet Clinic for attending to the little duckling.
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Good job thank you.

bless his heart for his compassion!!!!!

2 weeks ago

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We hope your weekend was great—it was for officers from the Downtown Enforcement Team. They were able to pop into the Salem Dream Center to greet kids ... but the best part was presenting a donated bicycle to a neighborhood child who didn’t have one! The bike didn’t have a seat, but thanks to The Northwest Hub a new seat was installed and the gift just lit up this little girl’s face!

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