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.


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

Another legislative deadline has recently passed… As of close of business last Friday, any bills in a policy committee that had not been scheduled for a committee vote have been deemed “dead.” Luckily, ORCOPS’ priorities are still “alive” bills, and HB 3009 (protecting union resources) and SB 507 (PTSD presumptions) are both on track for […]


This past week, the Oregon Legislature reached its pivotal mid-session deadline, meaning that House Bills must have been acted on in the House and Senate Bills must have been acted on by the Senate. By midnight on Tuesday, any bill that hadn’t been successfully acted on by a committee and sent to the House floor, […]


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 […]