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Vendor Investigations Section
Our Mission
The mission of the Oregon State Police, Vendor Investigation Unit is to ensure that all Lottery and Tribal Gaming Vendor Background Investigations are performed in a timely, thorough and efficient manner, in order to meet the requirements of Lottery contracts and Tribal-State compact agreements.  Background investigations allow for an evaluation by the Oregon State Lottery and the Compacted Tribes of the competence, integrity, background, character, and nature of the true ownership of the vendor.

Overview and Disclosure Forms
A vendor wishing to become licensed to conduct business with the Tribal Gaming Casinos in Oregon will first need to develop interest from a casino.  If a casino intends to conduct business with the vendor, the Tribal Gaming Commission will forward a Letter of Intent to the Vendor Investigations Section.  The Vendor Investigations Section will contact the vendor and begin the process of conducting a background investigation of the business and its key persons.  The cost of conducting the investigation will be paid in advance by the vendor.  The Vendor Investigations Section will provide the results of the vendor background investigation to the Tribal Gaming Commission.  The decision to license the vendor rests with the Tribal Gaming Commission:  Disclosure Forms   

If you have any questions regarding the Vendor Investigation Unit, please contact,
Sergeant Phil Dodd at (503) 378-2084 or by e-mail at: Phillip.Dodd@state.or.us