June 3, 2014
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
Oregon State Police Superintendent Richard Evans Jr announced effective June 1, 2014, the assignment of new directors for the Patrol Services Division, Criminal Investigations Division, and Forensic Services Division. The division director appointments were made following the retirements of two division captains.
Captain Theodore Phillips was appointed director of the Forensic Services Division. Captain Phillips, age 46, moves from the Patrol Services Division where he was director since October 2012. He fills a vacancy created following the retirement of Captain Michael Dingeman.
The Forensic Services Division is a nationally accredited forensic laboratory system serving all state and local law enforcement agencies, medical examiners and prosecuting attorneys in Oregon. The Division provides Oregon's only full service forensic laboratory system. Analysts provide technical assistance and training, evaluate and analyze evidence, interpret results, and provide expert testimony related to the full spectrum of physical evidence recovered from crime scenes.
The OSP Patrol Services Division director position was filled with the promotion of David Anderson to Captain. Anderson, age 46, previously served as a lieutenant in the Fish & Wildlife Division at General Headquarters in Salem where he was assigned since November 2010. He fills the vacancy created with Captain Phillips’ reassignment to the Forensic Services Division.
The Patrol Services Division provides a uniform presence and law enforcement services throughout the state, with a primary responsibility for crash reduction, crime reduction, and other transportation safety issues; as well as to respond to emergency calls-for-service on Oregon's state and interstate highways.
Jeff Hershman was promoted to Captain as the director of the Criminal Investigations Division (CID). Hershman, age 43, previously served as a lieutenant since 2009 with assignments in CID Major Crimes Section at General Headquarters in Salem, and, most recently, as the Area Commander during the last three years for the Portland Area Command office. He fills a vacancy created following the retirement of Captain Calvin Curths.
The Criminal Investigations Division provides specialized investigative services in support of criminal justice agencies statewide through innovative programs and highly trained, dedicated personnel. CID’s goal is to provide an exceptional level of investigative support and expertise to local and federal law enforcement agencies in this state. The Division is comprised of several sections including Major Crimes Section, Drug Enforcement Section, and Arson/Explosives Section.
The Oregon State Police is a full-service public safety agency providing diverse services to the citizens of Oregon. Our mission is to enhance livability and safety by protecting the people, property, and natural resources of the state. To realize our vision and accomplish our mission our objectives are to BE THERE (be ready and able to respond to the increasing needs of Oregonians); PREVENT HARM (engage in vigilant enforcement of laws and regulations while making Oregon's roadways safe and reducing our citizen's exposure to crime, fire and disasters); and, SUPPORT OREGON COMMUNITIES (providing specialized services and assistance throughout Oregon in support of the statewide public safety infrastructure).