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


10 hours ago

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On Wednesday August 15, 2018, the Sunshine Division partnered with Fred Meyer and Camp Rosenbaum to fund the annual "Shop with a Cop" event at the Gateway Fred Meyer store, located at 1111 Northeast 102nd Avenue.

This year marks the 16-year anniversary of 'Shop with a Cop', where Portland Police Bureau officers, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies, and up to 275 kids spend a morning together shopping for back-to-school clothing. Participating kids are identified by the Boys and Girls Club of Portland, Jewish Family & Child Services, Healthy Birth Initiative, and Multnomah County Youth and Family Services Division and are selected based on their financial need.

The Sunshine Division, Fred Meyer, and Camp Rosenbaum, have partnered to fund the program and generously donated $34,000 for Wednesday's event. In addition to the cash donation, Fred Meyer provides a significant discount off clothing purchased at the event and a backpack with school supplies and toiletries for each child.

"Shop with a Cop and the Izzy's Kids program is a great opportunity for the Portland Police Bureau and the Sunshine Division to show the community the positive aspects of community policing. This organization and these officers care about giving these kids a positive experience and the tools they need to feel good and perform well in school," said Sunshine Division's Bureau Liaison, Officer Matt Tobey.

The Sunshine Division funds the "Shop with a Cop" event through its Izzy's Kids program. Izzy's Kids, which began in 1981 in honor of longtime board member Isabel Hoyt, provides funds so that Portland police officers can take children in need shopping for new school clothes. The Izzy's Kids program operates year-round and will pair an additional 300 kids with officers for a unique, one-on-one shopping experience throughout the remainder of the school year. The year-round Izzy's Kids program is generously funded by the Reser Family Foundation, Richard R. Burns Estate, and loyal private donors.
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2 days ago

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Sgt Hakala was dispatched to a call and he didn't realize he'd be showing up to a quinceanera!
¡Felicidades!
We're not sure who had more fun... Sgt Hakala or the kids who wiped him out of stickers and played in the patrol car!
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6 days ago

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This week from the Hillsboro Police Department 🐾

Our K-9s were involved in assisting two partner agencies with locating and arresting suspects who ran away from officers over the past week.

K-9 Blazer took over a track from Sherwood Police Department Officer Cory Jentzsch and K-9 Irma of a man wanted for assault who ran from Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies in the Rock Creek area. K-9 Irma was relieved after tracking for a while, but she established a strong track of the man. After taking over the track, K-9 Blazer found the man, who surrendered peacefully.

K-9 Dozer tracked a man who ran from a car after being pursued into Hillsboro by an Oregon State Police trooper. While fleeing, the man ran into the path of K-9 Dozer and he was then arrested. OSP Captain Tim Fox said, “We want to thank HPD for helping us make this arrest. We don’t have patrol K-9s, and we rely on agency partners like HPD when we need this level of assistance.”Our K-9s were involved in assisting two partner agencies with locating and arresting suspects who ran away from officers over the past week.

K-9 Blazer took over a track from Sherwood Police Department Officer Cory Jentzsch and K-9 Irma of a man wanted for assault who ran from Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies in the Rock Creek area. K-9 Irma was relieved after tracking for a while, but she established a strong track of the man. After taking over the track, K-9 Blazer found the man, who surrendered peacefully.

K-9 Dozer tracked a man who ran from a car after being pursued into Hillsboro by an Oregon State Police trooper. While fleeing, the man ran into the path of K-9 Dozer and he was then arrested. OSP Captain Tim Fox said, “We want to thank HPD for helping us make this arrest. We don’t have patrol K-9s, and we rely on agency partners like HPD when we need this level of assistance.”
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This week from the Hillsboro Police Department 🐾

Our K-9s were involved in assisting two partner agencies with locating and arresting suspects who ran away from officers over the past week.

K-9 Blazer took over a track from Sherwood Police Department Officer Cory Jentzsch and K-9 Irma of a man wanted for assault who ran from Washington County Sheriffs Office deputies in the Rock Creek area. K-9 Irma was relieved after tracking for a while, but she established a strong track of the man. After taking over the track, K-9 Blazer found the man, who surrendered peacefully.

K-9 Dozer tracked a man who ran from a car after being pursued into Hillsboro by an Oregon State Police trooper. While fleeing, the man ran into the path of K-9 Dozer and he was then arrested. OSP Captain Tim Fox said, “We want to thank HPD for helping us make this arrest. We don’t have patrol K-9s, and we rely on agency partners like HPD when we need this level of assistance.”Image attachment

 

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Great work K-9's Irma, Blazer & Dozer👏👏👍. Extra kibble is in order ❤️❤️🇺🇸🇺🇸

Good work K9-s.

Way to go and hope weather was not too hot for them

Captain Tim Fox. Outstanding👍

Outstanding work!

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7 days ago

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A reminder from the City of Bend Police Department:

Don’t forget! Central OR K9 trials are coming up TODAY! The weather looks like mid 70’s, so bring a lawn chair and join us for a fun community event. Thump Coffee Bend will be open, and Big Ski's Pierogi will be on site serving some delicious eats. We also have some awesome $1 and $5 raffle prizes.

City of Bend Police Department
Don’t forget! Central OR K9 trials are coming up this Saturday! The weather looks like mid 70’s, so bring a lawn chair and join us for a fun community event. Thump Coffee Bend will be open, and Big Ski's Pierogi will be on site serving some delicious eats. We also have some awesome $1 and $5 raffle prizes.
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1 week ago

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So glad to hear that Clackamas County Sheriff's Office #K9 Abbie is doing well 🐾💙

A donated Narcan kit for K9s came in handy after a Sheriff's Office drug-detection dog ran afoul of some contraband heroin in the Clackamas County Jail.NEWS RELEASE: Narcan kit saves #K9 Abbie after exposure to contraband heroin in jail

clackamas.us/sheriff/2018-08-08-CCSOPR-K9AbbieNarcan.html

A donated Narcan kit for K9s came in handy after a Sheriff's Office drug-detection dog ran afoul of some contraband heroin in the Clackamas County Jail.

At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7, K9 Abbie and handler Deputy Eliseo Ramos were conducting a search for contraband in the E block at Clackamas County Jail. The dog alerted on smuggled heroin on top of a hygiene container under a table.

During the search the container spilled over -- and Abbie was exposed to the heroin.

Abbie began exhibiting signs of drug exposure, including excessive saliva, rapid head shaking and rapid blinking.

Fortunately, K9 Grimm's handler Deputy McGlothin was able to deliver a special Narcan kit for dogs to the Jail to administer nasally to K9 Abbie. Narcan contains nalaxone -- a reversal drug for overdoses on opioids such as heroin, fentanyl and carfentanil. Thanks to generous public donations, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office K9 teamwas recently able to purchase six Narcan kits for the unit's dogs. (Details here: clackamas.us/sheriff/pressreleases/2018-02-28-CCSOPR-K9Narcan.html )

The Narcan dosage successfully stabilized Abbie, and she was transported to VCA Animal Hospital on SE 82nd Ave. for treatment. She was held for observation overnight and released this morning.

Photos of K9 Abbie with her handler, in the hospital, and just after this morning's release are attached.

ABOUT THE K9 NARCAN DONATION:
We wrote about the acquisition of K9 Narcan kits from K9s of Valor in this Feb. 28 press release, which includes photos and B-roll video of the kits:

clackamas.us/sheriff/pressreleases/2018-02-28-CCSOPR-K9Narcan.html

ABOUT K9 ABBIE:
• Handler: Deputy E. Ramos
• Breed: Belgian Malinois/German Shepherd
• Specialties: Narcotic detection
• Favorite toy: Tennis ball
• Birthday: March 15, 2016
• Birthplace: The Netherlands
• Language: Dutch
• Began service: April 2018

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Contact info:

Sgt. Brian Jensen
Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office
Public Information Unit
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Glad she is ok, thanks to who ever donated the narcan kit

Wow, glad she's okay.

Finally use for narcan!

So happy she is okay!!!

Haley Kulm-Simmons

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