Activities and Accomplishments
November 2016 Oregon Officers participated in No Shave November. We were able to raise $2257.00 for the American Cancer Society.
Community Based Policing
In 2016 we added our first Bike Patrol officer in several years. Officer Tad Dominski completed the training and hit the streets on our new Trek Police Bike.
On 03/03/14 Oregon Police Chief Darin DeHaan accepted a certificate from ILEAS region 2 director Jerry Whitmore recognizing the Oregon Police Department for their emergency preparedness. OPD was one of two agency in Region 2 to receive this recognition.
Chief Darin DeHaan was recognized by Sauk Valley Community College as their 2013 Outstanding Alumnus. Chief DeHaan accepted a plaque during the 2013 Commencement ceremony.
Chief DeHaan delivers the 2014 Commencement Address to graduates at Sauk Valley Community College. Chief DeHaan spoke about always keep moving forward. Taking the next step in your career and develop a personal commitment to better your communities through volunteerism.
Chief DeHaan along with Dixon Chief Dan Langloss and Lee Co Sheriff John Varga met with Rep Tom Demmer about the importance of early education programs and their impact on crime. All three are members of the Fight Crime Invest in Kids
Sgt. Joe Brooks and Ofc. Brad Cash collect turned in prescription medicine which will be turned over to the DEA next week for proper disposal. Thank you for everyone who came out the the event today. Thank you to the Oregon Fire Department for the location, Project LEAD, for the food and help, all the volunteers and everyone who came out for the event. You can still drop off any unused RX drugs at the Oregon Police Dept M-F 8:30p-5:00p. Just put your pills in a zip-lock bag and put them in the disposal drop box in the lobby! We collected over 150lbs in Oregon this year! Have a great weekend! – Chief DeHaan
Another successful prescription take back year. I loaded a total of 519 lbs from Oregon, Polo, Forreston, Mt. Morris, and Byron and turned it over to the DEA this morning. Thank you for everyone who participated and thanks to the Oregon Street Dept for the use of the pickup. Just couldn’t fit all that in the squad! – Chief DeHaan
On 08/07/14 members of the Oregon Police Department and Mt. Morris Police Department conducted Rapid Response to an Active Shooter training in the David L. Rahn Jr. High School. “I feel it’s imperative to continue to plan, prepare, and train for these types of incidents.” – Chief DeHaan