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About Us
Premier Public Safety Services for Oregon
Mission Statement
The mission of the Department of Oregon State Police to enhance livability and safety by protecting the people, property and natural resources of the state.
To realize our vision and accomplish our mission our objectives are to:
BE THERE - whenever the citizens of Oregon need our services.
PREVENT HARM - by providing direct enforcement, resources, and education.
SUPPORT LOCAL COMMUNITIES - by providing services in and specialized assistance to communities throughout Oregon.
Our vision, mission and objectives are driven by our values
Pride - We take pride in our professionalism, the courage and initiative of our workforce, and the high quality of service we provide.
Loyalty - We are loyal to the agency's public safety mission and the citizens we serve, demonstrated by our unwavering commitment to integrity, accountability, respect, and responsibility.
Dedication - We are dedicated to each other, the citizens and communities we serve, our partners, and our mission of public safety.
The Department's Code of Ethical Conduct
Criminal Justice Code of Ethics
Annual Performance Measures

The Department of State Police was created in 1931 to serve as a rural patrol and to assist local city police and sheriffs' departments. The department is organized into three bureaus: Intergovernmental Services Bureau, Bureau of Investigations, and Central Operations Command. Some of the agency's specialized programs and services include: transportation safety; major crime investigations; forensic services including DNA identification, automated fingerprint identification, and computerized criminal history files; drug investigation; fish and wildlife enforcement; gambling enforcement and regulation; state emergency response coordination; state Fire Marshal Service and Conflagration Act coordination; statewide Law Enforcement Data System; coordination of federal grants for public safety issues; coordination of Criminal Justice Information Standards; medical examiner services; Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), and serves as the point of contact to the National Office of Homeland Security. Today's Date: July 16, 2003
Click here for the Law Enforcement Non-Discrimination Resolution
Click here for a short History of the State Police