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OSP Deputy Superintendent to Retire July 1st
04/11/2008
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247
Pager: (503) 323-3195

Following more than 29 years of public service with the Oregon State Police (OSP), Deputy Superintendent Greg Willeford announced his intention to retire effective July 1, 2008. Willeford will be leaving the Department from his position as Deputy Superintendent in which he was responsible for the overall day-to-day operations, policy and administration in support of Superintendent Timothy McLain.
OSP Deputy Superintendent Greg Willeford
 
Willeford previously held appointments as Bureau of Investigations Commander, Director of the Office of Public Safety & Security, and Operations Bureau Commander, overseeing all field and special operations of the Department of State Police. He also had assignments in uniform patrol, coordinating criminal intelligence efforts, criminal investigations, gang enforcement, Director of the Patrol Services Division and Director of the Gambling Enforcement Division.
 
Growing up in Molalla where he attended school and graduated from Molalla High School, Willeford, age 51, considers himself as a life long learner and has graduated from the FBI National Academy, Oregon Executive Development Institute, and University of Oregon Pacific Program. Willeford also attended Portland State University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice and recently completed coursework to receive an Executive Masters of Public Administration. He is an Adjunct Lecturer at both Western Oregon University and Portland State University teaching on a variety of contemporary subjects related to public safety and policing.
 
Looking forward to spending more time with his wife and two daughters, Willeford plans to continue teaching and working with other public and non-profit organizations.
 
Governor Ted Kulongoski extended his appreciation for Willeford's public safety contributions. "I want to thank Deputy Superintendent Willeford for his years of distinguished service with the Oregon State Police. His leadership and professionalism set a standard for all to follow and he will be missed by those who had the pleasure of working with him," Kulongoski said.