The Oregon State Police utilize the philosophy of criminal apprehension through patrol enforcement. This encourages all troopers to look beyond the reason for the original stop and to see if there is other potential criminal activity present. This includes all threats and all crimes and encourages the apprehension of wanted subjects and contraband in vehicles travelling on the state's highways. The Drug Detection Canine program plays an important supporting role in helping detect illegal drugs and other evidence on our highways and in local communities and works closely with other Troopers during CAPE operations.
CAPE Operations have been instrumental in seizing Marijuana, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, other illegal drugs, guns, cash, stolen property, and unlawful possession of forest products and excessive bag limits of seafood products.