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OSP Superintendent McLain Announces Appointments to Lead Patrol, Criminal Investigations, and Office of Professional Standards
08/04/2009
Ms. Renee Bryant
Employee Services & Organizational Development
Office: (503) 934-0258

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Oregon State Police (OSP) Superintendent Timothy McLain announced the filling of three key appointments in the department's Patrol Services Division, Criminal Investigations Division, and Office of Professional Standards. The selections were made to fill leadership roles vacated by promotions and a retirement.
 
"These individuals bring a broad base of experiences and knowledge that will help the Oregon State Police continue to move forward and provide professional and outstanding public safety services," said McLain.
 
Mike Bloom, age 45, was promoted to Captain of the OSP Criminal Investigations Division which provides specialized investigative services in support of criminal justice agencies statewide through innovative programs and highly trained, dedicated personnel. With a goal to provide an exceptional level of investigative support and expertise to local and federal law enforcement agencies in this state, the division is comprised of several sections including Major Crimes Section, Drug Enforcement Section, Arson/Explosives Section, and Investigative Reports Section. Bloom replaces Maureen Bedell who was promoted to oversee the department's Public Safety Services Section.
 
Prior to this promotion, Bloom was the Area Commander at the Springfield Area Command office. Bloom started his career with OSP in 1988 as a patrol recruit trooper at the Coos Bay office. One year later he transferred to the Springfield office where he continued to work in the Patrol Services Division until 1996 when he transferred to the Drug Enforcement Section. In 1998 he was promoted to Sergeant in charge of the Criminal Investigation Division operations at the Springfield office. He was later promoted to Lieutenant as the Area Commander.
 
Joel E. Lujan, age 49, was promoted to Captain in charge of the department's Patrol Services Division. This division provides a uniform presence and law enforcement services throughout the state, with a primary responsibility for crash reduction, crime reduction, and other transportation safety issues; as well as to respond to emergency calls-for-service on Oregon's state and interstate highways. Lujan replaces Gerry Gregg who retired after working for OSP for nearly 28 years.
 
Lujan came to OSP after working 17 years with the Abilene, Texas Police Department and Taylor County, Texas District Attorney's Office. He joined OSP in 1998 and was first assigned as a patrol recruit trooper at the Salem Area Command office. After 18 months, Lujan transferred to the Criminal Investigations Division Violent Offender section in Salem. Since that time he was worked in various criminal division assignments including drug enforcement and the tribal gaming section. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2004 and Lieutenant in 2007, before the promotion in August 2009.
 
Steven C. Duvall, age 44, was promoted to Captain in charge of the Office of Professional Standards which is responsible for the internal management of the department including labor relations, internal investigations, and civil litigation.
 
Since joining OSP in 1995, Duvall has worked assignments exclusively within the Salem area in the Criminal Investigations Division including lottery, gaming enforcement, and major crimes. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2004 and Lieutenant in 2007. Duvall replaced Richard Evans who was promoted to oversee the department's Police Services Bureau.
 
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