Contact: Daryl Turner, President
Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Unifying the organizations brings together the two preeminent advocacy groups for Oregon’s law enforcement professionals
Portland, OR, March 27, 2018 – The Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs (ORCOPS) and the Oregon Council of Police Associations (OCPA) are pleased to announce their merger. The combined organization will provide an even greater ability for law enforcement professionals in our state to connect Oregonians to the role they play in keeping our communities safe.
The newly merged organizations will continue to operate under the ORCOPS banner. Scott Dillon, the former President of OCPA, will continue his advocacy as a Vice President of ORCOPS.
“The core of ORCOPS’ mission is to serve as a source of leadership within the law enforcement community and to build trust between law enforcement officers and the communities we serve. That vital mission will be better served with one, consolidated voice”, said Daryl Turner, President of ORCOPS.
“With this merger, our consolidated voice on legislative matters will be significantly strengthened,” said Scott Dillon, Vice President of ORCOPS.
Both organizations have worked tirelessly to ensure our State lawmakers understand the work of law enforcement. We have seen recent success in maintaining fair and reasonable use of force standards, implementing flexible State policy that allows for local control over law enforcement tools such as body cameras, and ensuring that pension benefit promises are honored.
ORCOPS is proud of the amazing work our members do on a daily basis and look forward to continued advocacy for Oregon’s law enforcement professionals.
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.
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