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


18 hours ago

ORCOPS

To kick off your weekend....
The #LipSyncBattle continues and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office had us cracking up! 😂

#FridayFunny

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
Last week Oregon City PD called us out to do a #LipSyncChallenge .

CHALLENGE. ACCEPTED.

We hope you enjoy watching this as much as we enjoyed making it. We're issuing challenges to Milwaukie Police Department and North Bend Oregon Police Department to participate in the law-enforcement #LipSyncBattle. Bring it!

(All songs are © the respective artists)
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2 days ago

ORCOPS

Thanks to the Milwaukie Public Safety Foundation and "9k for K9"... the Milwaukie Police Department #K9 Officers get ballistic vests! What a wonderful investment to keep our #K9s safe. 🐾We would like to thank all the "9k for K9" participants and the Milwaukie Public Safety Foundation for the time, effort and support put into this years event. The money raised will be used to purchase ballistic vests for local Police K9 Officers (Dogs). ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

ORCOPS

Last week, Ron chose to spend his 86th birthday riding with Officer Sousa of the Albany Oregon Police Department. Happy belated Birthday Ron! 🚓🎂Ron chose to spend his 86th birthday riding with Officer Sousa. Happy Birthday Ron! Thanks for riding with us! ... See MoreSee Less

Last week, Ron chose to spend his 86th birthday riding with Officer Sousa of the Albany Oregon Police Department. Happy belated Birthday Ron!  🚓🎂

 

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aww, I wish my Dad could have done that. He was a retired police officer. At one time was with Multnomah Sheriff's Dept.

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