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Media Advisory - "A Day in the Life of OSP" Resource Information
02/12/2009
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

On a typical day, did you know:
  • Oregon State Police Patrol Services Division troopers respond to an average of 552 calls for service each day around the State of Oregon?
  • Oregon State Police Criminal Investigations Division detectives investigate 4 new allegations of child physical or sexual abuse each day?
  • Oregon State Police dispatch centers receive and respond to 2300 calls for service and assistance each day?
  • Oregon State Police forensic scientists complete analysis for ten blood alcohol or toxicology cases related to impaired driving, four DNA cases related to a suspect of victim to a criminal case, and confirm substances in 19 drug cases for criminal prosecution each day?
  • Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife troopers come into contact with more than 800 citizens to inspect hunting and fishing licenses each day?
  • Oregon State Police State Medical Examiner's Office is the sole source each day for death investigation services to various law enforcement agencies and district attorneys offices
  • Oregon State Police Identification Services Section process more than 500 fingerprint cards and 400 instant background checks on persons seeking to purchase a firearm each day?
  • Office of State Fire Marshal staff assists 12 community-based networks that intervene in youth-set fires, and manage and coordinate 14 Regional Hazardous Material Response Teams each day?
  • Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS), Oregon Emergency Response (OERS), and Oregon Uniform Crime Reporting Sections process over 355 records in the Oregon Uniform Crime Reporting System, provide notification of 5 hazardous material spills, and transfer information and respond to inquiries related to 780 criminal history background checks each day?
 
The Oregon State Police (OSP) is much more than just a highway patrol. Our Department provides public safety services that are critical to our partners and make a difference every day for the citizens of Oregon.
 
Available now on our Department website is a link to a media and public resource giving numerous examples of what happens during a typical day within the various divisions of the Oregon State Police.
 
Link: http://www.oregon.gov/OSP/day_in_life_osp.shtml