Police Investigations



The Investigations Section’s mission is to provide outstanding investigative service and support to our community. We accomplish our mission by working cooperatively with community members, local businesses, schools, other law enforcement agencies and social service providers to solve common problems. Our goal is to aggressively investigate crime in an effort to create an environment where all individuals feel safe to live, work and play.

To report a crime please call 541-682-5111. Also, submit a tip online.

To contact the Investigations Division call 541-682-5183

This online citizen police report system also allows you to submit a report immediately for the following incidents:

  • Vandalism / Criminal Mischief
  • Theft
  • Graffiti
  • Hit and Run
  • Illegal Camping
  • Anonymous Crime or Suspicious Activity Tip Line
  • Anonymous Behavioral Activity Tip (Observing someone littering or loitering)


The Investigations Section Administrative Unit is composed of a Captain, Lieutenant and a Senior Administrative Specialist. The Investigations Captain reports directly to the Chief of Police and is responsible for the budget management, coordinating multiple agencies or Divisions in large scale critical incidents and determining strategic direction for the Division. The Investigations Lieutenant is responsible for the day to day operations of the division to include:

  • Critical incident management
  • Personnel assignment/selection processes
  • Policy development and implementation
  • Supervision of investigative, forensic evidence and property control units
  • Training approval

Investigative Units

The Investigations section’s responsibilities include the in-depth investigation of financial, property, and person crimes, forensic evidence, and property control. One lieutenant is responsible for overseeing the operational functions. Those functions are supervised by five detective sergeants and one civilian supervisors responsible for the following areas:

  • Arson
  • Financial Crime
  • Forensic Evidence and Property Control
  • Property Crime
  • Violent Crime/Domestic Violence
  • Special Investigations Unit
  • Major Collision Investigations