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Oregon State Senate Confirms Appointment of Chris Brown as 11th OSP Superintendent
The appointment of Chris P. Brown to the position of Superintendent of the Oregon State Police was confirmed September 23rd by the Oregon State Senate.  Governor Ted Kulongoski appointed Brown for the position following the retirement of Timothy McLain on September 1, 2010.
Chris Brown had served as the Public Safety Service Bureau Commander for the Oregon State Police beginning in 2008. McLain appointed Brown as Deputy Superintendent in 2009 with responsibility for overall operations, policy and administration of the Department. Brown also previously served as Chief of Police for the City of Roseburg and as Sheriff of Douglas County.
Brown holds an Executive Certification from the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, graduated from Northwest Christian College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Management, and served on numerous board and committees at the state and national levels. He is a certified instructor in professional subjects including leadership and supervision, ethics, and traumatic incident intervention.
Brown is the 11th Superintendent in the Department's history since formation in 1931. A link to past Superintendents can be found at http://www.oregon.gov/OSP/past_superintendents.shtml.
Previously released information related to Governor Kulongoski's announcement is available at http://www.oregon.gov/OSP/NEWSRL/news/08_23_2010_governor_announce_supt_brown.shtml.