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Ontario Police Department

      City Hall, 444 SW 4th Street, Ontario, OR 97914

Non-Emergency (24/7)
PH:  541-889-7684
FAX: 541-889-3026
Steven Romero
Chief of Police
Phone:  541-881-3225
Jason Cooper
Phone:  541-881-3217
Sheri Smith
Police Office Manager /
City Technology Supervisor
Phone:  541-882-3238
Mission Statement: "The mission of the Ontario Police Department is to create a safer Ontario by protecting our citizens, enforcing laws and building trust in partnership with our community. We strive to serve with integrity and professionalism while ensuring fair and impartial treatment for all."


The Ontario Police Department is located at 444 SW 4th Street in Ontario, Oregon.   We provide services to the citizens of Ontario 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  The Ontario Police Department consists of 23 full-time employees and two part-time. We also have numerous volunteers that serve our community.

The Ontario Police Department has three divisions - Administration, Field Operations, and Support Services.

The Administration Division consists of Police Chief Steven Romero, Lt. Jason Cooper and Office Manager/ Information Technology Supervisor Sheri Smith.

The Field Operations Division includes; Patrol, School Resource Officers, K9 Unit, Task Force Detective, Ordinance Enforcement and the Reserve Officer Program.

We have four patrol sergeants and 16 officers that work rotating shifts to provide round the clock service to our community. The officers are highly trained and go above and beyond State required training standards. Many of our officers have specialized certifications in advanced police procedures as well as instruct various police topics.

During the school year, two police officers  serve as school resource officers for the Ontario School District. This program is possible with the partnership and funding from the School District.

We recently added a new officer to our team, K9 Buster. Buster is a black lab that is a drug detection and tracking dog. Buster and his handler work to reduce illegal drugs in our community.

We have one officer that is assigned to the High  Desert Drug Task Force. He works with detectives from Oregon and Idaho to enforce drugs laws and investigate other serious crimes.

As we enter the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year, our Code Enforcement team was reduced to one Ordinance Officer. The Code Enforcement Officer handles animal control and property issues such as; weeds, garbage, abandoned vehicles and building codes.

Recently, we started a Reserve Officer Program. We have three volunteer police officers that supplement our patrol resources and assist with community events.

Our Support Services Divisions includes;  Records, Evidence, Citizens on Patrol and Fingerprint Volunteers.

Our Records is staffed  Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with an Information Specialist responsible for police records which includes report distribution, uniform crime reporting, sex offender registration, vehicle and property releases.

Our part-time evidence  technician documents and organizes property and evidence. He coordinates with the State Lab when forensics are needed. When available, he also releases property to owners Mon-Friday from 8:00 AM-noon.

We are also very fortunate to have a group of dedicated individuals that volunteer their time to assist the police and fire department. The Citizens on Patrol drive through neighborhoods within our city and report suspicious activity or problems to our officers.

Other services provided through the front desk at city hall are authorization for parades, yard sales, bike registrations, and dog licensing.  We work with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission and their application process for business liquor licenses as well as alcohol permits and licenses for other events taking place in our community.  The police department also provides public services such as fingerprinting, child safety seat education, bicycle registration, crime prevention education and rape prevention education.


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