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OSP Trooper From La Grande Office Recognized as "DUII Enforcement Officer-of-the-Year"

April 27, 2014

Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247

(Trooper Charles Rohlf)

Two Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers, one from the La Grande Area Command office and the other from the North Plains Work Site, were recognized for their DUII enforcement efforts at the 2013 annual DUII Multi-Disciplinary Impaired Driving Training Conference held April 25 - 26 in Lincoln City. The Oregon DUII Multi-Disciplinary Training Task Force presented their annual awards of excellence to various organizations, groups, and individuals who made a significant contribution to deterring impaired driving in Oregon during 2013.

One of the awards was presented to an officer or supervisor active in DUII enforcement or the supervision of an active/innovative DUII enforcement team. The recipient is usually someone who is active in DUII enforcement or was instrumental in establishing, promoting, or supervising a unique or effective DUII enforcement program. The "DUII Enforcement Officer-of-the-Year" award is presented to a sworn police officer based upon nominations received for any law enforcement officer. This year, two of the 3 recipients honored were Oregon State Police Trooper Charles Rohlf (OSP La Grande Area Command) and Trooper Patrick Peltier (OSP North Plains Work Site).

Trooper Rohlf, age 30, joined OSP in May 2009. Working in a county (Union County) not known for high population or heavy traffic volumes, Rohlf is the most successful DUII enforcement officer accounting for 35 DUII arrests in 2013, including five for DUII-Drugs. His fellow OSP troopers and partner law enforcement officers routinely contact him for questions about current case law, DUII procedure, and the use of search warrants in DUII cases.

Since joining OSP, he has made over 140 DUII arrests, of which he has never lost a case in court. Union County District Attorney's Office submitted an independent nomination to the DUII Multi-Disciplinary Task Force commending Trooper Rohlf for his enforcement activity, help streamlining processes and exemplary reports.

"Trooper Rohlf truly works with the DA's office as a team. He takes feedback to heart and makes a conscious effort to implement what he has learned. This is a sign of a truly solid police officer constantly looking to improve and increase his chances of successfully getting impaired drivers off the street," said Deputy District Attorney Kelsie Davis McDaniel.

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