Advocating for Law Enforcement Officers in Oregon

In the Legislature

As the single voice in Salem for Oregon's law enforcement professionals, our goal is to advocate for policing throughout the state with both lobbying in the Legislature and communications efforts.

Zealous Advocacy

Law enforcement professionals should not have to worry that policing and public safety priorities are fairly represented in government while they are busy with the ongoing, good work to keep our communities safe. We take care of advocacy while our members take care of Oregon.

Safety

The safety of law enforcement professionals is our priority and we take on the bills that address the working conditions for law enforcement. Whether PTSD, Body Worn Cameras, or Deadly Force standards, we ensure that the voice of law enforcement is heard.

Financial Security

ORCOPS is a member of the PERS Coalition, which advocates for PERS benefits in Salem and aggressively litigates against PERS cuts in court. We are also active in public relations efforts surrounding the maintenance of PERS benefits and working with partners to safeguard and protect the pensions of our public servants.
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Our Mission

The Oregon Coalition of Police & Sheriffs (ORCOPS) is a non-partisan organization that advocates on behalf of police officers, deputy sheriffs and other individuals in Oregon law enforcement agencies. ORCOPS serves as a source of leadership within the law enforcement community and aims to build trust between law enforcement officers and the communities we serve.

Latest News

Oregon has a serious car theft problem. Portland ranks 5th in the nation among the top twenty cities with the most car theft. Suspects avoid prosecution by claiming ignorance, even in the face of overwhelming and incontrovertible evidence – it’s the vehicle theft loophole. This week, ORCOPS provided written testimony in strong support of House […]

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Well, the 2019 Legislative Session is in full swing after a very quick start.  Usually, the Legislature gives the lobby and concerned citizens a week or two after bills are introduced before taking action, but this session saw bills scheduled for hearings and work sessions immediately. Through it all, ORCOPS has maintained a strong presence […]

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Former Fire Fighter and Police Officer rides his motorcycle from Seattle to Las Vegas for PTSD Portland, OR – First responders are particularly vulnerable to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) due to the amount of consistent first-hand exposure to extremely stressful and traumatic experiences. As we understand more about the mental health impact and how PTSD and […]

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