Independence Police Department

  • Agency: Independence Police Department
  • Address: 555 S Main St, Independence, 97351 OR
  • Chief: Vernon Wells (Chief of Police)
Phone: 503-838-1214
Fax: 503-838-5548

Independence Police Department is located at 555 S Main St, Independence, 97351 OR. The Chief of Police of the department is Vernon Wells. The Independence Police Department phone number is 503-838-1214.

Independence Police Department News

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GOT DRUGS? Turn in unused, expired, unwanted prescription drugs this Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm at the Independence Police Department located at 555 S. Main St. Independence. Find the location nearest you: ¿TIENE DROGAS? Entregue los medicamentos recetados no usados, caducados e indeseados este sábado de las 10 am a las 2 pm en el Departamento de Policía de Independence ubicado en 555 S. Main St. Independence. Encuentre la ubicación más cercana a usted:

An officer attempted to get a leash on this male Dachshund today but was unable to contain him. He's currently roaming the Hemlock Loop area.

Robbery On Friday October 20, 2017 at 8:53 p.m., Independence Police responded to an armed robbery that had just occurred at a residence at 1220 Monmouth St. It was reported to police that three men had entered the residence armed with firearms, and stole multiple items of value from the home. The suspects reportedly loaded the stolen property into the victim’s own vehicle and attempted to leave the scene, but were initially unsuccessful. They loaded some of the property into the victim’s second vehicle and fled the scene before police were called. The stolen vehicle was described as a 2007 Acura TL 4 door, silver in color, with Oregon license plate 979FMV. The suspects were described as adult males. The first suspect was described as being about 5’08” tall and about 220 lbs. This male was described as having a very “gruff” voice. The second suspect was described as 5’08” with a medium build. The third suspect was described as being about 6’01” with a “slight” build. All three suspects were wearing masks which concealed additional descriptors. While it was reported that the suspects were not known to the victim, based on information shared with police, it does appear that this was a targeted act, and not random. This investigation is ongoing.

The Independence PD has compiled a most wanted list. Please be on the look out for the below pictured. If located please obtain and transport to the Independence Police Department to be placed with the other wanted items. Thank you. (Food Drive Challenge - Benefitting the Ella Curran Food Bank)

The Independence Police Department is accepting applications for Police Officer. Applications close on Tuesday October 31, 2017 at 5:00 PM.

FBI ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF NATIONAL CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING OPERATION IN OREGON News Release from FBI - Oregon Posted on FlashAlert: October 18th, 2017 11:06 AM The FBI's Child Exploitation Task Force, working with a number of local and state partner agencies in Oregon, recovered two child sex trafficking victims as part of a national and international operation in the past week. The FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) spearhead the "Operation Cross Country" initiative to recover minor sex trafficking victims and to target the criminal enterprises responsible for the commercial sex trafficking of children. Across the United States, FBI task forces recovered more than 80 minors and arrested 120 traffickers. In all, 55 FBI field offices working with hundreds of local and state law enforcement partners took part in this, the 11th iteration of Operation Cross Country (OCC). International partners included Canada, the United Kingdom, Thailand, Cambodia and the Philippines. The Oregon operations resulted in: PORTLAND * Two minor sex trafficking victims recovered. (One of these two just recently turned 18 but disclosed victimization that began when she was a minor). * Nine adult prostitutes arrested and/or cited. Law enforcement and social service providers offered assistance to all contacted. EUGENE * Five adult prostitutes contacted. Law enforcement and social service providers offered assistance to all contacted. SALEM * One arrest - Terrence Martell Williams, age 34, on a state charge of promoting prostitution. Arrested by Salem Police Department. * Six adult prostitutes arrested and/or cited. Law enforcement and social service providers offered assistance to all contacted. The FBI's victim specialists work with state protective service agencies and social service providers to offer those minors recovered medical assistance, mental health counseling or other support as needed. Adult prostitutes arrested by local law enforcement partners assisting in Operation Cross Country are also given the option to receive social services. "It can be easy to think that selling sex with children is so corrupt, so depraved that it couldn't possibly happen in my town, my neighborhood, my school. But, as we find out every time we recover a child, these victims are here and their needs are very real," said Loren Cannon, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Oregon. "These kids are everyone's responsibility, and they are counting on us -- the FBI, local law enforcement, the community -- to come together to give them a chance at a life we would all wish for our children." Nationally and internationally, investigators staged operations in a number of locations, including casinos, hotels and truck stops as well as on street corners and via the Internet. With regards to the Oregon operations, we will not release specifics as to the stings, including their locations, to protect the integrity of future operations. "We were honored to join this massive effort to hold offenders accountable," said Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts. "We've made child exploitation a major enforcement focus at our agency, with initiatives and partnerships that include our Child Abuse Team, the Inter-agency Child Exploitation Prevention Team (INTERCEPT), A Safe Place Family Justice Center and our annual Child Abuse & Family Violence Summit. We salute the FBI, our deputies and partner agencies in their large-scale effort to bring these individuals to justice." Oregon law enforcement partner agencies include: * FBI's Child Exploitation Task Force * Portland Police Bureau * Clackamas County Sheriff's Office * Beaverton Police Department * Tigard Police Department * Lake Oswego Police Department * Hillsboro Police Department * Washington County Sheriff's Office * Eugene Police Department * Salem Police Department * Keizer Police Department * Polk County Interagency Narcotics Team (POINT) * Lane County Sheriff's Office * Springfield Police Department * United States Attorney's Office for the District of Oregon Oregon social service agency partners include: * Safety Compass * Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC) * Clackamas County District Attorney's Victim Assistance Program * Clackamas County Juvenile Department * Multnomah County Department of Human Services * Washington County Juvenile Department * Marion County District Attorney's Victim Assistance Program * Lane County District Attorney's Victim Assistance Program * Lane County Child Protective Services * Lane County Department of Youth Services * Kids' FIRST Center * Looking Glass Note: Additional information, b-roll, photos, and interviews associated with this year's operation can be downloaded at