The Oregon Police Division is divided into three broad sections; the Uniformed Patrol, the Detective Bureau and the Communications / Records Bureau. These sections perform most of the functions that one would normally identify as police-related duties.
Uniformed Patrol is easily the largest and most identifiable segment of the Oregon Police Division. The Uniformed Patrol is comprised of 40 uniformed officers, who perform a variety of functions. Within the aforementioned group of 40 officer, 8 are command officers (either Lieutenant or sergeants), 6 are School Resource Officers (SRO’s), and 2 are officers have dual purposes Court / Property Room Officer and Court / Fleet Management Officer. Currently, one of our command officers is also our K-9 handler.
Uniformed Patrol responds to all calls for service, conducts preliminary criminal investigations, investigates vehicular crashes and enforces the criminal and traffic codes. The Oregon Police Division encourages uniformed officers to connect with residents / citizens to help identify community problems to enhance the quality of life, and therefore the level of safety, in our city.
Our Uniformed Patrol is large and performs many functions / services. Some of the more requested functions and/or services are listed below:
|Ride- alongs / College student internships||Contact Lt. Materni (419) 698-7182|
|Child car / safety seat installations||Contact Officer S. Shaw (419) 698-7186|
|Release of Property||Contact Officer M. Denomy (419) 698-7192|
|Release of a towed vehicle||Contact Officer S. Wells (419) 698-7191 during normal business hours|
|Request for Extra Patrol or Vacation Watch||Contact Police Dispatch (419) 698-7064|
If you want to comment on the service and officer provided or inquire about one of the services listed above, you can call one of the command officers listed below.
|Sergeant Brad Tristan||(419) 698-7179|
|Sergeant Ryan Kantner||(419) 690-7313|
The Oregon Police Division Detective Bureau consists of four detectives and a sergeant, who serves as the unit commander. The Detective Bureau investigates crimes that cover a broad spectrum of offenses, especially serious crimes where lengthy follow-up or specialized skills are necessary.
If you want to report criminal activity that does not require an immediate response you can leave a message with our detective bureau at (419) 698-7102.
Eye on the Community connects officers with residents and business owners who have partnered with the City of Oregon to keep the city safe. In order to participate in Eye on the Community residents and business owners must register their privately-owned video surveillance system with the City of Oregon. They can accomplish this by completing this form. If a crime occurs in your area, police officers may contact you to help us solve the crime. Rest assured, the information that you provide will only be seen by police division personnel and it will not be used for any other purpose.
Communications / Records Bureau
The Oregon Police Division employs ten (10) dispatchers and two (2) records clerks. The dispatchers are highly trained and receive and dispatch calls for both the Oregon Police, the Fire Department and the Jerusalem Fire Department. There are two dispatchers on duty around the clock. They can be reached directly by dialing (419) 691-5787 or indirectly by dialing 911. Because a dispatcher is always present, they also take cash bond payments and can provide releases to towed vehicles after hours.
The Records Bureau has one records clerk who processes reports (incident reports and crash reports) taken by officers. They are open from 7 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.
Accident reports that occur on the streets can be accessed on-line at:
The records bureau also can do background check via electronic fingerprint submission by appointment. They can conduct a Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation (BCI) check for virtually any reason, and they can do FBI checks for certain, specified reasons. Each check costs $30.00. You can make an appointment to have your fingerprints taken either electronically or with ink by calling (419) 698-7052.
See the link for the form in the ‘Community involvement’ tab under Electronic Background Checks.
For any questions, comments or concerns regarding Dispatch operations or Records Bureau, please contact Sgt Druckenmiller at (419) 698-7002
|The Oregon Police Division actively utilizes the bike patrol to improve community relations and offer alternative tactics in the enforcement and prevention of crime. Bike patrols may be used on any shift of duty during the spring, summer and fall months. Officers that are assigned to the bicycle patrol have been properly trained to ride in all types of situations and terrains. They have also been trained in the use of firearms while utilizing the bicycles.|
The Oregon Police Division is committed to Community Policing techniques and the bicycle patrol has offered a way for the officers to get in closer contact with the neighborhoods and their residents. Officers who are assigned to the bicycle patrol also teach young riders about the proper equipment and safety measures they should use while riding.
Drug Abuse Resistance Education
|Learning to say "No" to drugs and violence is the essence of D.A.R.E., an anti-drug program developed in Los Angeles in 1983. The program is co-sponsored in Ohio by the State Attorney General, The Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police and the Ohio Department of Education. It is presented by local law enforcement in school districts across the state. The Oregon Police Division began using the program in 1991.|
D.A.R.E. - Drug Abuse Resistance Education - uses uniformed officers to teach the curriculum, which aims to equip young people with the skills to resist negative peer pressure. The instructors are experienced officers selected for their abilities in human relations and communications. Training takes place at the Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy located in London, OH
D.A.R.E. is also incorporated into the health curriculum in the Oregon middle school. The D.A.R.E. middle school program is offered in the seventh grade. The closely related Violence Education and Gang Awareness program is presented in the sixth grade. These officers also visit the lower level grades throughout the year.
Resource Officer Program
|During the 1998-1999 school year, the Oregon Board of Education and the City of Oregon Police Division joined together to support the new School Resource Officer Program. Outside of the DARE Program police officers have only periodically spent time in the middle schools and the high school. As part of this Community Oriented Policing initiative, the school resource officers will devote much of their time developing positive relationships with the students in the middle schools and the high school.|
The resource officers engage in a variety of activities designed to increase the understanding between the students, the faculty and the law enforcement community. All of the Officers' activities are designed to reinforce and compliment the goals of the school.
|Jerusalem Elementary School SRO J. Costanzo||(419) 836-6111|
Special Response Team
The Oregon Police Special Response Team (SRT) began in 1990 when four officers were sent to the first tactical school presented by the Ohio Peace Officer's Training Academy (OPOTA) in London, OH. The school was taught by members of the Miami Metro Dade Police Department who had the only full time team in the country at the time. The team became fully operational in 1991 with the training of additional officers. Team members have also received additional basic or advanced training from the FBI, The Ohio State Highway Patrol, The Toledo Police Department, The Columbus Police Department, The Findlay Police Division, and Singleton International. The team's first vehicle was a retired ambulance purchased for the team by a local business. The current vehicle is a retired Life Squad donated by Lucas County EMS.
The team is currently made up of 10 officers with between 2 and 20 years of team experience. The SRT is a part time assignment requiring its members to be ready for call out 24/7 by means of a paging system. All officers assigned have other full time daily assignments. The team is very well trained, very well equiped, and highly motivated. Many of the SRT members are certified to instruct in various disciplines pertinent to the mission of the team and its specialized equipment. The SRT is generally used in high risk situations in and around the Oregon, Lucas County area, when requested.
To be selected, officers must be well regarded by their superiors and successfully pass a rigorous physical test, as well as displaying proficiency with firearms. All of these officers are tested in these areas annually and must successfully complete the testing to remain on the team. All officers applying for assignment to the SRT must agree to a 5 year commitment due to the cost of training and equipment.
Early in 2010, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the Chief's of Oregon, Maumee, Sylvania and Sylvania Township Police Departments to merge the teams into a regional entity. All members of the combined unit went through additional basic training to insure a shared skill set when working together as one team. Combined, the 4 teams bring more than 30 officers together in a shared mission with hundreds of years of combined experience. All teams train individually on a monthly basis and together on a quarterly basis.
Sgt. Jeff martin is currently the commander of the Oregon SRT.
The twelve member unit of the Oregon Police Honor Guard was established in 2003. The Honor Guard was created to pay tribute to "Those who went before, and to memoralize our fallen comrades. These men and women have committed themselves to be a support mechanism for the families of Officers who have been killed and/orinjured in the line of duty. Since the inception of the unit, members of the Oregon Police Honor Guard have participated in funerals and memorial services throughout Ohio and neighboring states to honor members of the Law Enforcement community and their families who have paid, and will pay, the ultimate sacrifice.
Patrolman L. George founded the team and is currently the Unit Commander.
The Honor Guard trains frequently in order to maintain constant precision and professional appearance while representing the Oregon Police Division at important community events. We train with the motto: " the best we can do, is the least we can do."
Police K-9 Unit
In 2013, Oregon's first K-9 "Grimm" joined the agency. "Grimm" and his handler, SGT Jeff Martin attended six weeks of basic instruction and continue to train on a daily basis with each other. "Grimm" is capable of detecting illicit substances as well as tracking and apprehending fleeing suspects amongst other talents. A few area businesses have contributed to the K-9 program as well. Toledo Refining Company donated several thousand dollars to cover the purchase of the dog, Maumee Bay Veteranary Hospital is assisting with the vet care and Pet Finatics is providing food and other supplies for "Grimm". This program would not be possible without the support of the community and these businesses.
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