Oregon State Police: Agency Subdivisions

Criminal Investigation Division

Address: 3565 Trelstad Ave. SE, Salem, 97317
Phone: 503-378-3720
Fax: 503-378-8282
Contact: Captain Jon Harrington
Statutory Authority: ORS 181A.145

Duties and Responsibilities: The division is the investigative resource of the Department of State Police and delivers statewide services in support of the agency’s vision to provide “Premier Public Safety Services for Oregon.” The division’s Major Crimes Section, Drug Enforcement Section and Sex Offender Registration Unit work in conjunction with other state police divisions to enhance livability and safety by protecting the people, property and natural resources of Oregon.

Detectives are strategically located across the state to support local law enforcement with major criminal investigations and to serve on interagency teams. They also provide primary criminal investigative services on state property and at state institutions.

Criminal Justice Information Systems and Law Enforcement Data Systems

Address: 3565 Trelstad Ave. SE, Salem, 97317
Phone: 503-378-5565
Fax: 503-378-2121
Statutory Authority: ORS 181A.280

Duties and Responsibilities: The systems provide information-sharing services for security background checks and for assisting law enforcement and criminal justice agencies in their investigations. The unit also includes the Oregon State Athletic Commission that works to protect the public and participants involved in ring sports.

Fish and Wildlife Division

Address: 3565 Trelstad Ave. SE, Salem, 97317
Phone: 503-378-3720
Fax: 503-378-8282
Contact: Captain Jeff Samuels
Statutory Authority: ORS 181A.015

Duties and Responsibilities: The division works to achieve compliance with the laws and regulations that protect and enhance the long-term health and equitable utilization of Oregon’s fish and wildlife resources and the habitats upon which they depend. Other important services include public safety and enforcement of criminal and traffic laws.

Forensic Services Division

Address: 3565 Trelstad Ave. SE, Salem, 97317
Phone: 503-378-3720
Fax: 503-363-5475
Contact: Captain Alex Gardner
Statutory Authority: ORS 181A.150

Duties and Responsibilities: The division is a nationally-accredited, forensic laboratory system serving all state and local law enforcement agencies, medical examiners and prosecuting attorneys in Oregon. The division also performs forensic analysis on criminal cases for the defense upon a court order.

The division provides Oregon’s only full service forensic laboratory system. Analysts provide technical assistance and training, evaluate and analyze evidence, interpret results and provide expert testimony related to the full spectrum of physical evidence recovered from crime scenes.

Gaming Division

Address: 3400 State St., G-750, Salem 97301
Phone: 503-378-6999
Fax: 503-378-6878
Contact: Major Joel Lujan
Statutory Authority: ORS 181A.090

Duties and Responsibilities: The division consists of the Lottery Gaming Section and Tribal Gaming Section, both working to ensure that all gaming activities are conducted with fairness, integrity, honesty and security.

Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

Address: 13309 SE 84th Ave., Suite 100, Clackamas 97015
Phone: 971-673-8200
Contact: Dr. Karen Gunson, Medical Examiner
Statutory Authority: ORS Chapter 146

Duties and Responsibilities: The office provides direction and support to the state death investigation program. The medical examiner manages all aspects of the state medical examiner program and has responsibility for technical supervision of county offices in each of Oregon’s 36 counties.

Patrol Services Division

Address: 3565 Trelstad Ave. SE, Salem, 97317
Phone: 503-378-3720
Fax: 503-378-8282
Contact: Captain Terresa Bloom
Statutory Authority: ORS Chapter 181

Duties and Responsibilities: The division provides a uniform presence and law enforcement services throughout the state with a primary responsibility for crash and crime reduction and other transportation safety issues, as well as responding to emergency calls-for-service on Oregon’s state and interstate highways.

State Fire Marshal, Office of

Address: 3565 Trelstad Ave. SE, Salem, 97317
Phone: 503-378-3473
Fax: 503-373-1825
Contact: Jim Walker, State Fire Marshal
Statutory Authority: ORS 476.020

Duties and Responsibilities: The office works to protect citizens, their property and the environment from fire and hazardous materials.