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Detective Deanna Harris
Before joining the ranks of OSP, I worked in several different fields of public safety which included jobs as a wild land firefighter for the United States Forest Service and as a 911 dispatcher for the Klamath County 911 Communication Center.  The experiences I had in firefighting and dispatching emergency calls for service helped prepare me for a career as a State Trooper.
 
Detective Deanna Harris
Prior to joining OSP, I had the opportunity to work closely with a variety of law enforcement agencies.  The Oregon State Police has always had the reputation of being one of the premier police agencies in Oregon.  They pride themselves on professionalism, dedication to duty, and the service to communities.  Those agency values and the many opportunities that are available are the primary reasons why I pursued a career with the Oregon State Police.
 
I was hired by OSP in January of 1999.  I started my career assigned to the Patrol Division in the Central Point office and later worked patrol out of the Grants Pass office.  I am currently assigned to the Major Crimes Section as a Detective working out of the Central Point office.  I am also currently a member of the Oregon State Police SWAT Team as a Crisis Negotiator.  My career with the Oregon State Police has been challenging and very rewarding.  I have had the opportunity to travel around the state and have received many hours of specialized training.  
 
With the vast amount of opportunities that this career provides there are several divisions and/or assignments to consider for the future.  Some of those assignments are Drug Enforcement, Fugitive Task Force, and perhaps even a move to a higher rank. 
 
Detective Deanna Harris
My family is very important to me.  I am married to another State Trooper, and he has been extremely supportive of my career and goals.  I am also a mom and I have been very involved with the activities of my children as they were growing up.  Being part of the OSP family has enriched my life and provided me with a very satisfying career.