The Eugene Police Department is pleased to announce the appointment of Captain Shawn Adams to the rank of deputy chief effective July 16.
Deputy Chief Adams joined the Eugene Police Department in 2019 and served as the Investigations Division captain until assuming the role of acting deputy chief in May 2022.
Prior to Joining the Eugene Police Department Deputy Chief Adams served with the Salem Police Department for 25 years. Other than the rank of chief of police, Deputy Chief Adams held all ranks in the Salem Police Department including interim deputy chief of police.
Deputy Chief Adams has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, an Associate Degree in Business Administration and has earned the Public Leadership Credential through the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Deputy Chief Adams holds all police certifications in Oregon, including an Executive Certificate.