Apr 23 2020

Oregon state police

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Oregon State Police This website is new and ever changing. Currently this Virtual Museum contains only a small portion of the many interesting photographs and documents in our collection. We will

Oregon State Police

This website is new and ever changing. Currently this Virtual Museum contains only a small portion of the many interesting photographs and documents in our collection. We will be adding more and more so please keep checking back.

A brief history of the Oregon State Police

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.

Just 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.

Keyword Search

The Keyword Search button allows you to perform a general search across multiple fields for any catalog records online. Keyword searches use OR as the default connector between words (e.g. a search for patrol vehicle will return records associated with patrol OR vehicle). If you want to find records where both keywords are found, type in AND between the two words. To search for a specific phrase, be sure to put the phrase within quotes (e.g. “recruit class”). You can also use the asterisk (*) as a wildcard (e.g. a search for super* would come up with records containing superintendent or superintendents). Searches are not case sensitive. It is recommended that initial searches start with single words as this will produce the greatest number of results.- vehicle, training, lab, fish (for Fish & Wildlife), etc. These searches can be refined by adding additional words.

Search by Term

Search by Term provides a quick way to search through the online records without having to know exactly what terms are in the collection. Each category in Search by Term can be expanded to display an alphabetical listing of associated items. It may be especially helpful for visitors doing genealogical research.

Random Images

The Random Images button is a great way to just browse the collection. Each Random Images page displays a random assortment of images from the records online. If something piques your interest, click the blue title line under the photo and a larger view of the photo will appear along with a full description of the image. Click the photo to view a larger version of the image.

Advanced Search

The Advanced Search button can help you be more specific with your search. We only have one example currently. You can search for a word or phrase within a particular search category or use multiple categories to further narrow down your search results. For example, searching Lansing in the People field will bring up any records associated with a member of the Lansing family, without having to sift through black & white photographs. You can also search People and Creator records through Advanced Search. Phrase searching with quotes and use of wildcards (*) are available in Advanced Search. This search method will be expanded in the near future.

To contact our Headquarters, please use the following information:

Oregon State Police
Attn: Historian
3565 Trelstad Avenue SE
Salem, OR 97317


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