Roseburg Police Department

  • Agency: Roseburg Police Department
  • Address: 700 SE Douglas Ave, Roseburg, 97470 OR
  • Chief: Mark Nickel (Chief of Police)
Phone: (541) 492-6760
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Roseburg Police Department is located at 700 SE Douglas Ave, Roseburg, 97470 OR. The Chief of Police of the department is Mark Nickel. The Roseburg Police Department phone number is (541) 492-6760.

Roseburg Police Department News

On October 4th, 2017, Roseburg Police Master Officer Tony Powers was awarded the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) First Responder Award, at the Northwest Regional CIT Conference in Bend. Master Officer Powers was instrumental in working with our local National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Chapter to establish the Douglas County CIT training program, and has continued to lend his support to ongoing CIT classes as well as provide expertise to our local NAMI chapter. Master Officer Powers developed a program where a Therapist rides with him on patrol once a week, and together they respond to CIT dispatches. This provides the opportunity to bring immediate treatment to someone in mental health crisis; this therapy can decrease the likelihood of officers having to take someone in mental health crisis to the hospital or jail. Master Officer Powers has embraced the role of a community, health care and partnership advocate for our community's mentally ill citizens. Master Officer Powers said he was, "honored and humbled to have received this award." Roseburg Police Chief Jim Burge said, "Tony is very deserving of this award. At a time when there was a lack of local mental health services, the community was left to find solutions, and it was during this time that Roseburg Master Officer Tony Powers stepped in to seek a partnership with our wonderful and caring local NAMI chapter and mental health professionals, which has benefited our community."

Challenge of the Heroes: Roseburg Police Officers will be participating in the Challenge of the Heroes event at Brix, on Thursday, September 21st, from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Local Public Safety personnel challenge each other to earn the most tips for our community violence prevention initiative (30+ agencies strong), that is supporting our Up2UsNow Child Abuse Prevention Coalition.

The Roseburg Police is requesting your assistance with identifying a male suspect who stole a hydro flask from the Human Bean on Harvard. The suspect was driving a dark green Chevrolet Trailblazer. Please view the posted photos of the suspect and his vehicle. UPDATE: Thanks to the multiple responses to this Facebook post, the Roseburg Police Department has identified and charged the suspect. Information regarding this incident will be posted on the Roseburg Police Log on 08-22-17. http://www.cityofroseburg.org/departments/police-department/police-log/

With the extreme heat hitting Douglas County, the list of cooling centers has expanded. Kellen McKinney, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for the Douglas Public Health Network, says that cooling centers can be found at: *The Douglas Public Health Network on West Madrone in Roseburg in room 132. It is open Tuesday and Wednesday (August 1st and 2nd) from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. *Garden Valley Church on Garden Valley Road in Roseburg. They'll be open Tuesday and Wednesday (August 1st and 2nd) from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. *Green Elementary School in the library. The school is on Carnes Road. They'll be open from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday (August 2nd and 3rd). *Sutherlin Family Church on West 6th Avenue in Sutherlin. They'll be open from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday (August 2nd and 3rd). *In the library at Glendale High School on Azalea-Glen Road. It will open Wednesday and Thursday (August 2nd and 3rd) from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Contact the Douglas Public Health Network for more information. Thank you!

With the extreme heat hitting Douglas County, the list of cooling centers has expanded. Kellen McKinney, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for the Douglas Public Health Network, says that cooling centers can be found at: *The Douglas Public Health Network on West Madrone in Roseburg in room 132. It is open Tuesday and Wednesday (August 1st and 2nd) from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. *Garden Valley Church on Garden Valley Road in Roseburg. They'll be open Tuesday and Wednesday (August 1st and 2nd) from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. *Green Elementary School in the library. The school is on Carnes Road. They'll be open from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday (August 2nd and 3rd). *Sutherlin Family Church on West 6th Avenue in Sutherlin. They'll be open from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday (August 2nd and 3rd). *In the library at Glendale High School on Azalea-Glen Road. It will open Wednesday and Thursday (August 2nd and 3rd) from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Contact the Douglas Public Health Network for more information. Thank you!

The Roseburg Police Department is currently hiring: EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY City of Roseburg, Oregon POLICE OFFICER – BASIC ENTRY $24.95 – $31.84/HOUR APPLICATIONS CLOSE – 5:00 P.M. August 11, 2017 TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK: Any single position in this class will not usually perform all the duties listed and some positions may involve duties which are not listed. Patrols city, businesses and residential streets for purpose of enforcing traffic and criminal laws; checks for suspicious persons and vehicles. Responds to calls including citizen complaints, thefts, family disputes, juvenile complaints and takes appropriate action. Initiates investigations of accidents, death and criminal complaints; gathers evidence for prosecution; makes arrests and issues citations, handles suspects as called for by law and department regulations. Fingerprints and photographs suspects as arresting officer. Prepares full and comprehensive written reports as required. Transports prisoners from jail to court appearances and back. Utilizes computer to receive and transmit messages. Appears in court as witness, serves writs, warrants and subpoenas. Assists the public by answering inquiries regarding directions, laws and ordinances, aids stranded motorists, conducts vacation house checks, checks road conditions, street signs and street lights, gives other assistance to public when needed. Represents the department and the City in community activities, educational programs and while in daily contact with the public. Keeps informed on current crime problems and engages in tactical operations as directed; is constantly aware of possible vice or narcotic violations, reporting such conditions immediately to the department. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: United States citizen within 18 months of employment. Not less than 21 years of age. Possess valid Oregon Driver's License by the time of employment. Successful completion of department entrance level examinations. Graduation from high school or GED and 60 hours of college level course credit. An equivalent combination of experience and training may substitute for the college level credit. This determination is at the sole discretion of City with no right of appeal by applicant. Excellent physical condition as defined in Specifications F-4 and Specifications F-2-Vision of the Oregon Department on Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST). Good moral character as determined by thorough background investigation as prescribed by Specification S-2 of the DPSST. Ability to perform essential job functions as outlined by DPSST Job Task Analysis. Possess DPSST Basic Certificate within 18 months of appointment. No disqualifying offenses related to domestic violence as defined by the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1997. Post-offer physical. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT-KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: Ability to: learn a considerable amount of factual material such as laws, statutes, regulations, ordinances and procedures and apply this knowledge on the job; comprehend and interpret laws, statutes and regulations; understand sometimes complex oral and written instructions and to act upon them accordingly; act effectively and calmly in emergency situations; prepare clear, concise and comprehensive reports; analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine a proper course of action to be taken; work effectively and courteously with the public, other agencies and other employees. Physical strength and agility to perform the work of the class as determined by the Police Department. EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION Closes by 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 11, 2017 How To Apply: Complete an application form available via one of the following methods. In-Person: City of Roseburg Human Resources 900 SE Douglas Avenue Roseburg, OR 97470 Telephone Request: (541) 492-7010 (24-hour Jobline); (541) 492-6700 (Office) Download from: www.cityofroseburg.org Submit completed application to Human Resources by the closing date listed in the job announcement. Applications submitted by mail must be postmarked no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. All required documents should be presented with the application. Resumes are not accepted either in addition to or in lieu of the City of Roseburg application form. Faxed or electronic applications are not acceptable. Selection Process: Applications are thoroughly reviewed and screened by the Human Resources Office. Since these are competitive selection processes, applicants whose backgrounds appear to most closely match the needs of the particular vacancy will be considered. Once the screening is complete, Human Resources notifies all candidates of their status. This process can take from one to four weeks after the closing date. Due to the number of applicants and the limited number of job opportunities, not all applicants proceed in the recruitment process. Equal Opportunity Employer Roseburg – The Hub of Southern Oregon Roseburg is located in the “Hundred Valleys of the Umpqua” in southwestern Oregon on Interstate 5. It is 67 miles south of Eugene, 97 miles north of Medford, 80 miles east of the Oregon Coast and 80 miles west of Diamond Lake at the summit of the Oregon Cascades. The elevation is 465 feet. Roseburg has a mild, four seasons climate. Annual average rainfall is 35.07 inches. There is an occasional light snow, but it is not a significant part of the annual precipitation. There are approximately 219 growing days based on the period from the last frost in the Spring until the first frost in the fall. Average summer temperature is 65.8o with a few days up to 100o. Average winter temperature is 44.67o with a few days below 20o. We are reported to have the lowest wind velocity in the U.S., an average of 4-6 mph. Roseburg is the largest city in Douglas County with an approximate population of 22,000 and an urban population of 50,000. Roseburg School District No. 4 serves the City. There are several private schools. Umpqua Community College is located 5 miles north of Roseburg on the banks of the Umpqua River. There are several major shopping areas in Roseburg, and the community boasts a wide choice of housing types and price ranges in settings to suit any housing customer. Roseburg is the location of choice for many who seek a high quality living environment at a reasonable price.

Please join us at the 4th annual K9s in the Grapevine!!!

The Roseburg Police Department is asking for assistance identifying the below male suspect. The male is suspected of stealing tools from Associated Buyers on June 17th and June 19th. The suspect is possibly associated with a red Volkswagen. If you have any information, please call the Roseburg Police tip line at 541 492-6794, or email us at rpdpio@cityofroseburg.org (please do not facebook message).

PEDESTRIAN SAFETY CROSSWALK EVENT!!! News Release from Roseburg Police Dept. Posted on FlashAlert: July 7th, 2017 2:51 PM The Roseburg Police Department will be taking part in a pedestrian safety enforcement blitz on Monday, July 17th. The ability to take part in this event was made possible by a grant that was obtained through Oregon Impact. The Roseburg Police Department will have Officers on duty who will be conducting pedestrian safety events around crosswalk areas in the City of Roseburg to enforce laws regarding pedestrian safety. The goal of this event is to reduce pedestrian injuries and fatalities and to remind drivers to be cautious when approaching crosswalks, and to yield to pedestrians who are utilizing those crossing areas. According to statistics provided by the Oregon Department of Transportation, pedestrians accounted for an average of 14% of traffic fatalities from 2008 through 2010 in Oregon. For 2008-2010, an average of 660 pedestrians were injured and 51 killed in motor vehicle crashes. Oregon's streets and highways are busy -- roadways that must be shared by drivers and pedestrians alike. The majority of driver errors in motor vehicle / pedestrian crashes are a failure of drivers to yield to the pedestrian. And half of the pedestrians who were struck by vehicles were hit while in a crosswalk. Pedestrians and motorists both share in the responsibility of pedestrian safety. However, under Oregon law, drivers have specific responsibilities. When turning at a traffic signal, drivers must: * Stop and remain stopped for pedestrians until they have cleared the lane into which your vehicle is turning and at least 6 feet of the next lane. At any other crosswalks - whether marked with paint or unmarked - drivers must: * Stop and remain stopped for pedestrians until they have cleared the lane in which you are traveling (or into which you are turning) and the next lane. * Stop and remain stopped for students as you are directed by a crossing guard. * Stop and remain stopped for a blind pedestrian using a white cane or a guide dog until the pedestrian is completely across the roadway. Safety Tips * Remember, under Oregon law there is a crosswalk at every intersection. * Do not pass a vehicle stopped at a crosswalk. A stopped car may be a clue that a pedestrian is crossing. When stopping for a crosswalk on a multi-lane road, you should stop about 30 feet before the crosswalk so you don't block visibility to a driver in a second lane. * When stopping at an intersection, do not block the crosswalk. This forces pedestrians to go around your vehicle and puts them in a dangerous situation. * Watch for pedestrians, especially children, when exiting driveways or when backing out of parking spaces in parking lots. * Pedestrians move at different speeds. Be alert for children who may suddenly dart into the street. Be patient with older adults who take extra time to cross the street. * Around taverns and bars, be alert for people with slowed reaction times or impaired judgment. * Be alert for people or animals during low-light conditions, especially in areas where they are likely to cross the road, or you might not see them until it is too late to stop.

If you know of any children in need of a bicycle helmet, please come to the Roseburg Police Department and request one. *** THEY ARE FREE*** The SERVICE (South East Roseburg Volunteers Community Enhancement) group graciously donated about 50 S/M children’s bicycle helmets to the Roseburg Police Department, to give to children.

The Roseburg Police Department is asking for assistance identifying the below male suspect. The suspect goes by the street name of Lucky, and is associated with a lifted red Ford F250 pickup. He is reportedly from California. If you have any information, please call the Roseburg Police tip line at 541 492-6794, or email us at rpdpio@cityofroseburg.org (please don't Facebook message).

PEDESTRIAN SAFETY CROSSWALK EVENT!!! The Roseburg Police Department will be taking part in a pedestrian safety enforcement blitz on Monday, June 12th. The ability to take part in this event was made possible by a grant that was obtained through Oregon Impact. The Roseburg Police Department will have Officers on duty who will be conducting pedestrian safety events around crosswalk areas in the City of Roseburg to enforce laws regarding pedestrian safety. The goal of this event is to reduce pedestrian injuries and fatalities and to remind drivers to be cautious when approaching crosswalks, and to yield to pedestrians who are utilizing those crossing areas. According to statistics provided by the Oregon Department of Transportation, pedestrians accounted for an average of 14% of traffic fatalities from 2008 through 2010 in Oregon. For 2008-2010, an average of 660 pedestrians were injured and 51 killed in motor vehicle crashes. Oregon's streets and highways are busy -- roadways that must be shared by drivers and pedestrians alike. The majority of driver errors in motor vehicle / pedestrian crashes are a failure of drivers to yield to the pedestrian. And half of the pedestrians who were struck by vehicles were hit while in a crosswalk. Pedestrians and motorists both share in the responsibility of pedestrian safety. However, under Oregon law, drivers have specific responsibilities. When turning at a traffic signal, drivers must: * Stop and remain stopped for pedestrians until they have cleared the lane into which your vehicle is turning and at least 6 feet of the next lane. At any other crosswalks - whether marked with paint or unmarked - drivers must: * Stop and remain stopped for pedestrians until they have cleared the lane in which you are traveling (or into which you are turning) and the next lane. * Stop and remain stopped for students as you are directed by a crossing guard. * Stop and remain stopped for a blind pedestrian using a white cane or a guide dog until the pedestrian is completely across the roadway. Safety Tips * Remember, under Oregon law there is a crosswalk at every intersection. * Do not pass a vehicle stopped at a crosswalk. A stopped car may be a clue that a pedestrian is crossing. When stopping for a crosswalk on a multi-lane road, you should stop about 30 feet before the crosswalk so you don't block visibility to a driver in a second lane. * When stopping at an intersection, do not block the crosswalk. This forces pedestrians to go around your vehicle and puts them in a dangerous situation. * Watch for pedestrians, especially children, when exiting driveways or when backing out of parking spaces in parking lots. * Pedestrians move at different speeds. Be alert for children who may suddenly dart into the street. Be patient with older adults who take extra time to cross the street. * Around taverns and bars, be alert for people with slowed reaction times or impaired judgment. * Be alert for people or animals during low-light conditions, especially in areas where they are likely to cross the road, or you might not see them until it is too late to stop.

The Roseburg Police is asking for assistance with locating the owner of an artist portfolio that was recovered in 2014. This property will be discarded if we can not find its owner. If you know the owner of this property, please call the Roseburg Police at 541 492-6779, or email dcooper@cityofroseburg.org

The Roseburg Police Department is asking for assistance identifying the below male suspect. The suspect burglarized Waldrons and stole firearms. The suspect is associated with a light colored, late model sedan. If you have any information, please call the Roseburg Police tip line at 541 492-6794, or email us at rpdpio@cityofroseburg.org (please do not facebook message).

The Roseburg Police Department is now recruiting for Lateral and Entry-Level Police Officers. If you, or anyone you know, is interested in becoming a Police Officer, or is currently an Officer and wants to come to Roseburg, follow the attached links. Interested applicants may also fill out a ride a long application if they want to see firsthand how our agency runs and meet some of our Officers. Link: http://www.cityofroseburg.org/employment/

ROSEBURG K9 TRACKS BURGLAR News Release from Roseburg Police Dept. Posted on FlashAlert: March 2nd, 2017 1:38 PM On March 1st, 2017, Roseburg Police responded to the west side of town for a report of a male who was trespassing on private property and attempting to gain entry into the caller's vehicle. The suspect left the caller's property and continued to attempt to open other vehicles' doors in the area. Neighbors woke up and confronted the suspect, who ran into a wooded creek area. Roseburg Officer Dingman and K9 Iago responded and began tracking the suspect. Iago tracked the suspect through the wooded creek area and then several blocks through neighborhoods. Iago eventually tracked to the suspect, who surrendered without incident. The suspect was identified as Austin Aretakis (21 years old). Aretakis has thus far been charged with Burglary 1, six counts of Unlawful Entry in to a Motor Vehicle, four counts of Criminal Trespass II, and three counts of Theft III.

ROSEBURG POLICE K9 FINDS ELDERLY FEMALE WITH DEMENTIA! News Release from Roseburg Police Dept. On 01-20-17, an elderly female with dementia who lives in the 2500 block of NW Edenbower was reported missing by her neighbor. There was increased concern for the female's well-being due to the cold, rainy weather. Roseburg Police K9 Iago was deployed to assist with locating her. K9 Iago located the female nearby, curled up on the ground between two cars. The female was transported to Mercy Hospital by ambulance for medical issues due to her exposure to the weather, and later released.

For more information about this event go to our website: http://www.cityofroseburg.org/departments/police-department/k9-program/k9-events/

For more information about this event go to our website: http://www.cityofroseburg.org/departments/police-department/k9-program/k9-events/

If interested, check our Roseburg Patrol Log http://www.cityofroseburg.org/departments/police-department/police-log/

Even though school was out for the day, one of our School Resource Officers, Officer Vancil, was still able to find some time to hang out with the kids while he was on patrol.

This video was released by the Oregon Department of Transportation. Please be safe while driving and remember to slow down when weather conditions deteriorate. Remember to wear your safety belts, slow down, and eliminate unnecessary driver distractions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WO-RJmCwOU

Many thanks to Tristan Case for his Eagle Scout project. Tristan's project was to have a Douglas County Law Enforcement memorial placed in front of the Douglas County Courthouse. The project turned out great and looks wonderful. The memorial was dedicated on December 21st. Thank you Tristan for your support of law enforcement!

Once again we had a great time during the annual Shop with a Cop event at KMart. This is one of our Officers' favorite events of the holiday season.

ROBBERY SUSPECT IN CUSTODY On Monday, November 28th, 2016 at approximately 1:37 PM Officers responded to the report of a robbery that had just occurred at the Subway on Diamond Lake Boulevard in Roseburg. The suspect was reported to last be seen running from the restaurant east through the parking lot. A responding Officer contacted construction workers nearby who were able to describe the suspect, the vehicle he got into including the license plate, and the direction of travel. Officers in the area quickly found the vehicle within a mile of the incident and the vehicle was stopped on Douglas Avenue. During the investigation, Michael Anthony Thompson, 25 years of age from Roseburg, was identified as the suspect and he was initially arrested on a Probation Violation. Thompson was later charged with Robbery in the 3rd Degree for the incident at Subway. At this time there is no evidence to believe that Thompson was armed with a weapon, or threatened to use one during the incident. Thank you to the vigilant workers in the area who provided critical information that allowed us to capture the suspects quickly!!