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Superintendent Evans Appoints Maureen Bedell as Next Deputy Superintendent
06/26/2012
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
gregg.hastings@state.or.us

Oregon State Police (OSP) Superintendent Richard Evans announced the appointment of Major Maureen Bedell to the position of Deputy Superintendent responsible for overseeing the Department’s administration and day-to-day operations, many ongoing projects, and implementation of important policy changes.

“Maureen is a steadying influence and an individual who I have the utmost confidence in to carry out the duties assigned to the Deputy Superintendent position,” said Evans.

Bedell, age 50, is a long-time southern Oregon resident having graduated in 1980 from Medford Senior High School. She attended Oregon State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1985. Three years later, she received a Master of Science degree in Business Administration from Southern Oregon University.

Prior to being sworn in as a full-time recruit trooper on January 1, 1994, Bedell worked five years as an OSP dispatcher. After graduating from recruit school training, her initial assignment was in the Patrol Services Division at the Medford office. Eighteen months later, she transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division and worked as a detective before being promoted to Sergeant in 2003, supervising criminal division operations at the local office. In 2005, she was promoted to Lieutenant overseeing criminal division operations for the Department’s southwest region area.

In November 2007, Bedell was promoted to Captain in the Criminal Investigation Division assigned at OSP General Headquarters in Salem. She was promoted in August 2009 to Major, a position she held for nearly 3 years directing the Department’s Public Safety and Police Services bureaus until her promotion to Deputy Superintendent.

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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).