Officer Jim Wood and “JD” were guests of Reedsport Rotary today.
Reedsport Police Department is located at 146 N 4th St, Reedsport, 97467 OR. The Chief of Police of the department is Mark Fandrey. The Reedsport Police Department phone number is (541) 271-2100.
Officer Jim Wood and “JD” were guests of Reedsport Rotary today.
Matt Smart was promoted to Corporal today. Matt has over 20 years of law enforcement experience and is extremely worthy of the promotion as well as the trust and responsibilities that come with it. Congratulations Corporal Matt Smart!
The men and women of the Reedsport Police Department want to wish everyone a Happy New Year. Please celebrate responsibly and enjoy 2018!
DAY 7: 7 Days - 7 black and white photos, no people, no explanations. We now issue the challenge to the City of Reedsport!!
DAY 6: 7 Days - 7 black and white photos, no people, no explanations.
DAY 5: 7 Days - 7 black and white photos, no people, no explanations
DAY 4: 7 Days - 7 black and white photos, no people, no explanations.
DAY 3: 7 Days - 7 black and white photos, no people, no explanations.
DAY 2: 7 Days - 7 black and white photos, no people, no explanations.
DAY 1: 7 Days - 7 black and white photos, no people, no explanations.
Originally called Armistice Day, Veteran's Day began as a commemoration of the ending of World War I (November 11, 1918). Twenty years later, after World War II, it was recognized as a day to pay tribute to all service members and officially became a Federal Holiday. In 1956 Armistice Day was re-designated as Veteran's Day so it would honor all American veterans. Veterans Day has both historic and patriotic significance as we pause to show past and present Service members our appreciation for their valiant choice to serve in America's Armed Forces. This year we proudly celebrate more than 21 million living Veterans. These men and women represent the experience, technical skills and prestige of a noble profession. It is important that we honor and thank the brave men and women who selflessly served our country and risked their lives to protect our freedoms. President John F. Kennedy said, "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." The Reedsport Police Department proudly employs veterans from every branch of service. Their professionalism, discipline and selflessness lend to making Reedsport a better place to live and work. Our veteran members include Chief Duane Wisehart; USMC, Officer Trevor Gardner; USMC, Officer Steven Downey; US Army, Reserve Officer Jerry Clark, US Navy, Dispatcher Fred Bowman, US Coast Guard, and Chaplain Rob Wright, US Air Force. To our veterans – thank you. Thank you for everything you’ve done for our country, and for the many ways you continue to serve your communities and your nation. You are the living embodiment of the tradition and the promise that makes our nation great today and inspires us for the future. Join us in celebrating our Veterans for their legacy of honorable service and dedication to our Nation. These men and women represent the highest ideals of service and patriotism to our country.
In observance of Veteran's Day, we are proud to recognize members of our police department that have served our Country, and in the case of Off. Downey, are still serving! All branches are represented! Chief Duane Wisehart, U.S. Marine Corps Off. Trevor Gardner, U.S. Marine Corps Off. Steven Downey, U.S. Army Disp. Fred Bowman, U.S. Coast Guard Res. Off. Jerry Clark, U.S. Navy Chaplain Rob Wright, U.S. Air Force
Happy Halloween! Please be extra careful when driving this evening, and parents please remind your children to watch for cars while out trick or treating. Everyone stay safe!
In large part because of very generous donations from our community, Officer Jim Wood today begins the selection and training process with our new drug detection K9! More to come in the next couple of weeks!
WARRANT WEDNESDAY Charles Robert Wiggins, 56 years old, brown hair, brown eyes, 6'01", 200 lbs. He has a felony warrant for possession of methamphetamine. Please contact us if you have any information on his whereabouts. Reedsport Police Department (541) 271-2100.
WARRANT WEDNESDAY James Michael Wiggins, 40 years old, brown hair, hazel eyes, 6'02", 185 lbs. He has a misdemeanor warrant for interfering with a Police Officer and theft. Please contact us if you have any information on his whereabouts. Reedsport Police Department (541) 271-2100.
We went out with ODFW today and walked all through Bicentennial Park. It is believed there was a cougar there, but they think it has moved on. Cougars have very large home areas that they roam in (over 300 miles) and we are obviously within this ones. Always be watchful and aware and report any suspected sightings to us or ODFW.
It was reported to us that there was a cougar sighting in Bicentennial Park yesterday. We are looking into it and have Fish & Wildlife coming to assist as well. We will update our findings but want the public to be aware. Some things to keep in mind if you do come across a cougar: Cougars are more likely to go after loners than hikers in groups, although cougar attacks in general are very rare. Keep your eyes peeled for cougar tracks (four toes, and usually no claw prints since their claws are retractable) and droppings, and scan trees for fresh claw marks. Though cougars typically keep their distance from humans, the same cannot be said of household pets. Keep your pooch on a short leash at all times in cougar territory. If there’s been a report recent cougar sighting, best to leave your pup at home. STAY NOISY! As with bears, it’s a good idea to be noisy to avoid startling a cougar. Talk among your group, carry a bell, or get extra loud when the wind is blowing. BE BIG! If you do come across a cougar on a hike, stay calm. Make sure that the cougar isn’t backed into a corner: give it a chance to escape. Ensure that kids are protected, and back up slowly, keeping your eye on the wildcat. You want to make yourself look as large as possible.
ODOT NEWS RELEASE: U.S. 101 closed at Umpqua River Bridge in Reedsport on night of Oct. 4 REEDSPORT -- U.S. Highway 101 will be closed at the Umpqua River Bridge (milepost 211) in Reedsport for six hours starting at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4, due to repair work. There is no local detour during the nighttime closure. Several of the bridge’s crossbeams were damaged in a hit-and-run crash in June. The closure will allow workers to repair the damage. Emergency service vehicles will be given priority through the work zone.
Congratulations to the winner! Suzie submitted the highest bid and won this quilt. All proceeds going to the police K9 fund. Thank you to Suzie for the bid and to Debbie Williams for the quilt!
Someone has to be missing this little gal. She has taken quite a liking to the police department employees today and has her own uniform already.