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Richard Evans Jr.
Superintendent Richard Evans Jr. was confirmed by the Oregon State Senate on May 23, 2012, as the 12th Superintendent of the Oregon State Police.
A 25-year Oregon State Police veteran, Richard Evans Jr. started his career in 1987 with Executive Security before being hired in 1988 as a patrol recruit trooper with an initial assignment in Umatilla. He was appointed Deputy Superintendent November 1, 2010 and previously held positions as Major (Police Services Bureau); Captain (Office of Professional Standards); Lieutenant and Sergeant (Portland Area Command Office); and, worked Patrol and Criminal Division assignments at numerous locations including Albany, Portland, Central Point, and Grants Pass.
Superintendent Evans appointment and subsequent confirmation followed the retirement of Chris P. Brown on December 31, 2011.