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New Public Safety Services Bureau and Police Services Bureau Commanders Announced
07/30/2009
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

Oregon State Police (OSP) Superintendent Timothy McLain announced the appointment of two individuals effective August 1, 2009 to fill two Bureau Commander positions within the department.
 
Maureen Bedell, age 47, was appointed as the new Major of the Public Safety Services Bureau which includes the Law Enforcement Data Systems, State Fire Marshal's Office, State Medical Examiner, Criminal Justice Information Systems Division, State Police Dispatch Centers, Forensic Services Division and the Gaming Enforcement Division. She is replacing Chris P. Brown who was appointed Deputy Superintendent.
 
Bedell previously served as Captain when she oversaw the Department's Criminal Services Division since November 2007. During a career that started in the early 1980's as a Cadet and Dispatcher, Bedell was hired as a patrol recruit trooper in 1994 at the Medford Patrol Office. In 1995, Bedell transferred to the Criminal Investigations Division at the Medford-area office where she worked her way from detective into supervisory positions.
 
"Maureen has done a wonderful job working with the multiple stakeholders of the Criminal Division and has demonstrated great leadership and decision-making skills under some very difficult and trying times," said McLain.
 
Richard Evans Jr., age 43, was appointed as the new Major of the Police Services Bureau which includes the Patrol Services Division, Criminal Investigations Division, Fish & Wildlife Division, and the three region command headquarters. He is replacing Major Edward Mouery who is retiring after a 30-year career with OSP.
 
Evans previously served as Captain overseeing the Office of Professional Standards since July 2008. His career started with OSP as a Cadet in 1986 before being hired as a patrol recruit trooper in 1988 with an intial station assignment at Umatilla. During the last 20-plus years Evans has worked in Patrol and Criminal division assignments at numerous locations including Albany, Portland, Medford, and Grants Pass. Prior to being appointed as Captain, he oversaw OSP operations as the Area Commander at the Portland office.
 
"Rich has done an outstanding job in his current position leading the Office of Professional Standards and has demonstrated great ability in working with others to understand and create workable solutions to long-existing problems," said McLain.