July 24, 2014
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
Oregon State Police (OSP) Superintendent Richard Evans Jr. announced the appointment of a new area commander at the OSP Oregon State University (OSU) campus office. Effective August 1, 2014, Lieutenant Teresa Bloom takes over command of OSP operations following the transfer of Lieutenant Steve Mitchell to the OSP Coos Bay Area Command office.
Lieutenant Bloom, age 42, joined OSP in 2004, initially being assigned at the Coos Bay Area Command office. In 2006, Bloom transferred to the Roseburg Area Command office where she worked in both Patrol and Criminal division assignments. In 2010, she was promoted to sergeant in the Criminal Investigations Division at the Roseburg office until transferring two years later to an inspector position in the Office of Professional Standards at OSP General Headquarters in Salem.
OSP provides uniformed officers who are responsible for law enforcement, criminal investigations, traffic enforcement, bicycle enforcement, accident response, crowd control, and crime prevention on the OSU campus. OSP and the OSU Department of Public Safety work in partnership to provide a safe campus for students, faculty, staff, and visitors of Oregon State University; to facilitate the educational, research and community service goals; and to provide these services with the highest standards of professionalism.
The mission of the Oregon State Police is to develop, promote, and maintain protection of people, property, and natural resources of the State, and to enhance the safety and livability by serving and protecting its citizens and visitors through leadership, action, and coordination of Oregon's public safety resources.