Police Personnel

Code of Ethics

 AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind;
to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception,
the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder;
and to respect the Constitutional rights of all people to liberty, equality, and justice.

  • Shawn Melville

    Chief of Police

    Date of Hire: 07/01/1998

    Appointment Date: 03/31/2020 – Chief of Police

    Shawn Melville was appointed as Chief of Police by Mayor Ken Williams. He is responsible to oversee the operations of the Police Department on a daily basis. Chief Melville is a certified F.T.O., ALICE Instructor, and former member of the Ogle County Emergency Response Team.


  • Mary Elliott

    Administrative Assistant

    Date of Hire: 08/11/1997

    Mary is our Administrative Assistant. She has numerous tasks that she performs for the public. From records keeping, to billing, ordinance violation tracking, and many other things. She does a great job keeping everything running smoothly.


  • Randy Cropp


    Date of Hire: 01/10/2000

    Sergeant Cropp joined the Oregon Police Department in January of 2000. Prior to employment with us he worked for the Freeport Police Department. Sergeant Cropp is a certified firearms instructor, and field training officer.

  • Joseph Brooks


    Date of Hire: 05/20/2002

    Sgt. Brooks was our K-9 handler. He continues his duties as Evidence Room Supervisor, Shift Supervisor and field training officer. Sgt. Brooks is also a certified commercial vehicle enforcement officer.

  • Matthew Kalnins

    Patrol Officer

    Date of Hire: 04/10/2006

    Officer Kalnins is originally from Oregon where he graduated from Oregon High School in 2001. Officer Kalnins was previously employed as a Correctional Officer with the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department. Officer Kalnins is our control tactics instructor. He is also a member of the ILEAS Mobile Field Force. Officer Kalnins is also a Certified Field Training Officer.

  • Tad Dominski


    Date of Hire: 11/25/2014

    Promoted to Corporal: 09/24/2019

    Corporal Dominski started his career as a Oregon Park District Police officer. He then worked as a correctional officer for the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department before being appointed as a full-time officer for the Oregon Police Department.

    Corporal Dominski is currently a member of the Ogle County Emergency Response team, a bike patrol officer, evidence custodian, and department Firearms Instructor. Corporal Dominski is also a Certified Field Training Officer.


  • Joshua Lee

    Patrol Officer

    Date of Hire 11/27/2018

    Josh was hired on 11/27/18 and attended the Southwestern Police Academy in March of 2019.  Officer Lee is currently assigned to day-shift patrol.


  • Maison Crawford

    Patrol Officer

    Date of Hire: 08/13/2019

    Officer Crawford recently graduated from the  Macon County Law Enforcement Training Center. He is currently in phase 1 of his Field Training Program.

  • Officer Spencer being Sworn in by Mayor Williams

    Greg Spencer

    Patrol Officer

    Date of Hire: 02/11/2020

    Officer Spencer was sworn in by Mayor Williams at the City Council meeting. Officer Spencer has previous law enforcement experience and will enter a short field training program to become familiar with the streets and protocols of Oregon PD. He will then serve the community as a patrol officer on day shift rotation.

  • Brian Ketter

    Part-time Patrol Officer

    Hire Date: 05/14/2013

    Officer Ketter is a full time deputy of the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department. He has worked in a part-time capacity for our department for several years.

  • Adam Frisbie

    Part-time Patrol Officer

    Hire Date: 06/13/2017

    Adam was sworn in as a Part-time officer. He is a full-time fireman for the Rockford Fire Department.

  • Kenneth Yingling

    Part-time Police Officer

    Hire Date: 09/28/19

    Officer Yingling was hired as a part-time police officer and will supplement patrol when needed.