Eagle Point Police Department

  • Agency: Eagle Point Police Department
  • Address: 17 S Buchanan Ave, Eagle Point, 97524 OR
  • Chief: Vern Thompson (Chief of Police)
Phone: 541-826-9171
Fax: 541-830-0254

Eagle Point Police Department is located at 17 S Buchanan Ave, Eagle Point, 97524 OR. The Chief of Police of the department is Vern Thompson. The Eagle Point Police Department phone number is 541-826-9171.

Eagle Point Police Department News

Have a safe Halloween! Here are some Halloween safety tips to keep in mind: Walk Safely Trick-or-Treaters should only cross the street using crosswalks and traffic signals. Watch for cars, do not dart or cross between parked cars. Be aware of surroundings and make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of traffic. Avoid using cell phones or other devices while walking to increase awareness. Trick or Treat With an Adult Kids should trick-or-treat with adult supervision and should always stick to well lit, familiar areas. Trick-or-treating in groups is encouraged. Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe Decorate costumes with reflective tape or stickers. Consider using face paint or makeup instead of masks since masks can obstruct vision. Incorporate glow sticks and/or flashlights into costumes to increase visibility. Be Respectful of Property and Look Out for Each Other By demonstrating respect for property, decorations, and residents, we create neighborhoods that are great places to live and visit. Remember to be respectful of homes you visit during trick-or-treating, and keep an eye out for dangerous or suspicious activity. Drive With Extra Caution on Halloween Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. so drivers should slow down and be alert since children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways. Drivers can be extra diligent by eliminating distractions inside their vehicle and making eye contact with pedestrians near the roadway. Do Not Drink and Drive Designate a sober driver before you drink. Don’t let guests or partygoers drive if they have been drinking.

Eagle Point Police are asking for your help in identifying the male suspect in the photos, who is a person of interest in a theft case. The suspect is described as a white male adult, late 20's or early 30's, approximately 6' tall with a thin build. The suspect was last seen wearing a gray Under Armour hooded sweatshirt with red lining, blue jeans, and black shoes. The suspect is clean shaven, with short brown hair, and has a large flesh colored lump on right cheek bone. The suspect was seen leaving the location in an old, beat up royal blue pickup truck with a white driver's side door with another suspect (not pictured). If you can identify this suspect or vehicle please contact Officer Slagle or the Eagle Point Police Department at 541-538-5161 and reference case #17-7218. Please refrain from posting observations or identities in the comments as this is an ongoing investigation. Thank you!

Coming up this Saturday 10/28 at Eagle Point Police Department!

EPPD and other agencies will be participating in the Great Oregon ShakeOut Drill this Thursday, October 19. We encourage our community members to learn what to do in the event of an earthquake, and practice this drill in their home and workplace. For more information visit the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills page.

On Saturday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Eagle Point Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Eagle Point Police station at 17 S. Buchanan Ave., Eagle Point. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last April Americans turned in 450 tons (900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,500 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 13 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 8.1 million pounds—more than 4,050 tons—of pills. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

On Saturday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Eagle Point Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Eagle Point Police station at 17 S. Buchanan Ave., Eagle Point. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last April Americans turned in 450 tons (900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,500 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 13 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 8.1 million pounds—more than 4,050 tons—of pills. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

Information from Jackson County Sheriff's Office on an upcoming public meeting to hear findings from the National Institute of Corrections on the Jackson County Jail study. Sheriff Sickler invites anyone interested to attend. The meeting will be October 19 from 8 am to noon at the Medford PD George Prescott Room.

Oregon House Bill 2597 goes into effect October 1st. This bill makes it illegal to drive while holding or using an electronic device such as a cell phone, tablet, GPS, or laptop. Please read the fact sheet to become familiar with the new requirements. Stay safe out there!

New scam alert to be aware of.

Thank you to our first responders for everything you do!

Have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend! Remember to designate a sober driver before celebrating to avoid finding yourself or someone you love in a dangerous or deadly situation. #drivesoberorgetpulledover

Eagle Point...if anyone recognizes these suspects contact MPD's detective division at 541-774-2230.

A cell phone was found at the Eagle Point carwash and turned into EPPD. To identify and claim the cell phone please come to the station at 17 S. Buchanan Ave. Have a great day!

Take extra care out there...

This is an excellent program from our friends at Fire District 3. Now is the perfect time to check home smoke detectors and get new detectors installed if needed.

Be safe out there!

This is very important. Please do not leave people or pets in a parked vehicle without air conditioning! Stay cool out there!

Another successful NATIONAL NIGHT OUT was had last night at Chamberlain Park here in Eagle Point. Thanks to so many vendors, helpers and Emergency Response Services that attended to help make this the best one yet!

TODAY IS THE DAY!!! We have lots of free cold beverages (along with food) and misting stations! See you there!

Hope to see you all Tuesday, August 1st at Chamberlain Park from 6-9 p.m.!!! We will have plenty of free ice-cold beverages on hand, along with misting stations to help everyone cool off.

Eagle Point National Night Out - Tuesday, August 1st - 6:00-9:00 pm FREE food, FREE prizes, FREE giveaways!!! Join us August 1st from 6-9 pm at Chamberlain Park (Crystal Dr./Reese Creek). This family event includes games, emergency vehicle displays, bike helmet fittings, child passenger safety information, child identification kits, gun locks, identity theft prevention, neighborhood watch information and emergency preparedness resources. Eagle Point Police Department, City Hall, JCSO, Fire District 3, OSP, emergency services, local businesses and community members come together in this event to promote community livability, neighborhood partnerships and crime prevention. Bring the whole family for an evening of fun! We will be holding free raffles to give away a brand new girls and boys bike and helmets, gift cards, and other prizes! The Butcher Shop will be grilling up hotdogs, and chips and drinks are provided as well, free of charge!

***The pig and its owner have been reunited!!! Thank you, Eagle Point residents, for all of your tips, concerns and comments*** Attention Eagle Point area residents: Are you missing your pig? At approximately 12:00 noon today a pig was found wandering in the area of Aberdeen Lane/S Shasta Ave. The pig is being fostered in a safe location for the time being, but we need to locate the owner as soon as possible. To provide a description and claim the animal please contact Officer Cardenas or Eagle Point Police at 541-826-9171.

To ensure a safe and enjoyable Independence Day for everyone in Eagle Point, we would like to remind our citizens about our fireworks regulations, outlined below: EPMC 8.24.010 Use of prohibited fireworks or explosive devices: This chapter hereby makes it unlawful for a person who exercises control over a property within city limits to knowingly use or knowingly allow to be used on such property any firework or explosive device prohibited by Oregon Revised Statutes. This chapter protects the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Eagle Point and their property, both private and public. This chapter does not apply when duly permitted by the city and the State Fire Marshal’s office to be used by a licensed pyrotechnic. [Ord. 2010-06]. EPMC 8.24.020 Violation – Penalty. Violation of this chapter is an infraction and is punishable by a fine, not less than $250.00 and not to exceed $500.00. [Ord. 2010-06].

With the summer months upon us, now is the time to learn about the dangers of heatstroke and being trapped in a hot car. Learn how the temperature outside may affect the temperature inside your vehicle. Heatstroke is dangerous and can be deadly. Never leave children, pets, or older adults unattended in a parked car. Use the following life saving tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to remind yourself and others to check the back seat before walking away from a vehicle. Children mistakenly being left in hot vehicles make up many of the tragedies reported each year. • Look Before You Lock. Get into the routine of always checking the back seat of your vehicle before you lock it and walk away. • A Gentle Reminder. Keep a stuffed animal or other memento in your child’s car seat when it is empty, and move it to the front seat as a visual reminder when your child is in the back seat. Alternatively, place your phone, briefcase, or purse in the back seat when traveling with your child. • A Routine Check. If someone else is driving your child, or you alter your daily routine, always check to make sure your child has arrived safely. • A Key to Safety. You know to keep your vehicle locked, but also keep your keys out of reach; nearly 3 in 10 heatstroke deaths happen when an unattended child gains access to a vehicle. Learn more extreme heat preparedness at www.ready.gov/heat. If you would like to help spread the word about extreme heat safety, visit the Extreme Heat Social Media Toolkit for resources. Download the FEMA App for heat advisories and safety tips.