About US



The following five values represent the "moral compass" of the Oregon Department of State Police. We are committed to living these values every day and embodying them in our daily activities as public safety professionals.



We will honor the mission entrusted to us by preserving and  protesting the public's safety.


We are loyal to the agency's public safety mission and the citizens we service.


We are dedicated to delivering excellent public safety services.


We will serve all people and fulfill our duties with the utmost understanding and empathy.


We will act with the highest level of responsibility and accountability in accordance with the public's interest and trust.

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To provide premier public safety services.

Mission Statement

Founded in 1931, the mission of the Oregon State Police is to serve the State of Oregon with a diverse workforce dedicated to the protection of people, property and natural resources.

OSP's Mission Statement

5-Year Strategic Roadmap 2016-2021

The Department of State Police was created in 1931 to serve as a rural patrol and to assist local city police and sheriffs' departments. Today, the department is organized into four bureaus and 2 offices: the Police Services Bureau; the Field Operations Bureau; the Public Safety Services Bureau; the Gaming & Employee Services Bureau; the Office of the State Fire Marshal and the Office of Administrative Services. 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: October 31, 2016.