Advocating for Law Enforcement Officers in Oregon
In the Legislature
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.
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 […]Read more...
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 […]Read more...
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 […]Read more...