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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.