Monmouth Police Department

  • Agency: Monmouth Police Department
  • Address: 450 Pacific Hwy W, Monmouth, 97361 OR
  • Chief: Darrell Tallan (Chief of Police)
Phone: (503) 838-1109
Fax: 503.838.0831

Monmouth Police Department is located at 450 Pacific Hwy W, Monmouth, 97361 OR. The Chief of Police of the department is Darrell Tallan. The Monmouth Police Department phone number is (503) 838-1109.

Monmouth Police Department News

Monmouth Police Department wanted to extend a huge (although belated) thank you to Sandra Paoli of Windermere Real Estate. This Christmas Sandra provided stockings for the families our staff “adopted.” Each child received an overflowing stocking! Thanks Sandra – we are blessed to have you and your family serving our community!

Thank you Monmouth Public Library!

Every year thousands of people lose money to telephone scams – from a few dollars to their life savings. Scammers will say anything to cheat people out of money. Some seem friendly, calling you by your first name and talking about your family. Scammers sometimes pretend to be government officials to get you to send them money. They might threaten you with arrest or a lawsuit if you don’t pay a supposed debt or promise lottery winnings if you pay “taxes” or other fees, Regardless of their tactics, their goal is the same: to get you to send them money. Don’t do it! Government agencies and employees don’t ask people to send money for failing to appear to a jury summons or to bail a family member out of jail. Nor are they permitted to ask you to wire money or add money to a prepaid debit card to pay for anything. One of our officer's families received a call a few days ago similar to the one in this video. The caller claimed the officer had been arrested in another state and needed bail money. Luckily the family member knew this was a scam since her nephew was at work and not sitting in a jail in Kentucky.

All of us at Monmouth PD wish you a safe and Merry Christmas!

This dog was running at large in the S Curves on Monmouth/Independence Hwy. If you know the owner have them contact the police department at 503-838-1109.

Jen Wagner of Polk County Fire with the assistance of the International Association of Firefighters L4196 have put together several Blessings Bags for officers to hand out to those in need around our community. The bags contain snacks, comfort items, and hygiene products. A big thank you to Jen and the rest of Polk Fire for donating these gifts of pure kindness. If you know of anyone who could use one please direct them to our PD, Independence PD or Polk Fire.

Ever wondered what a Detective's office looks like? Well in the month of December it looks a little something like this. For the last few years our department has tried to help some families that need holiday assistance. We have been so fortunate to have community members donate clothes, toys and really anything else that a call has been put out for. For everything else, department members personally donate and buy gifts and gift cards for these families and their kiddos. Bottom line: we serve an amazing community. We are so grateful for all the donations that have come in to help make our efforts a success. 💙

Have you folks ever heard of the MI Christmas Project? Every year an amazing group of volunteers hustle together to collect toys and food boxes for families who live in Monmouth and Independence who are in need of a little extra love during the holidays. Lt. Haines and I recently had the opportunity to go to their "toy store" to pick out gifts for some families who we know could use a little help. We were shocked to see the volume and variety of toys they had. Every single one shown is a donation. Possibly even donated by you or those you know. If you have needs this season or know of a family that does please contact the volunteers of the MI Christmas Project at 503-339-4955. Food boxes will be delivered on Thursday Dec. 21st. Here you see long time volunteer Pam (10 years of service to this project!) and Lt. Haines who is trying to dodge my photo. Gotcha.

This dog was running at large in the 700 block of Monmouth Av S. If you know the owner have them contact the police department at 503-838-1109.

On behalf of Chief Tallan and the Monmouth Police Department, we would like to congratulate Officer Jose Orozco on his graduation from the Basic Police Academy. We are very proud of your commitment and dedication while at the academy and excited to have you back serving our community!

Monmouth Police received a report yesterday from an adult female at about 11:30 a.m. advising that an adult male tried to grab her while she was walking on a sidewalk in the downtown area. Upon investigation it was determined that just prior to the male trying to contact the female, the female was using her phone to take a video of the male’s vehicle (white van) that was parked near her residence. When the male attempted to contact the female, she felt he was trying to grab her. Officers responded to the scene and the male who owns the van returned to the scene and communicated with them. It was quickly determined that the male is deaf and communicates by reading lips and using sign language. The male was briefly interviewed and it was determined that he was parking his van in order to attend an appointment at a nearby professional office. It was also determined that he has had previous appointments at the same facility within the past nine days which is why he has been parking in the area. The male is cooperating fully with the police. Monmouth Police Detective Carpenter has been assigned the case. Further interviews have been scheduled. The case will continue as an active investigation until all interviews are completed and a determination is made as to whether any crimes were committed.

Stadium Dr is open and there is no need for concern in the area. The alarm was in an apartment and Polk County Fire has deemed it safe.

Due to a carbon monoxide alarm sounding in the 200 block of Stadium Dr N, Polk County Fire has asked us to close Stadium Dr between Jackson St and Church St to vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

Last night our officers took a report of an unknown male who opened the back door of a parked and occupied car. The lone female occupant appropriately screamed and drove away. We do not know the intentions of the male at this point, but want to take a moment to remind everyone to be aware of your surroundings at all times and lock your doors. Please report any suspicious activity to police. We want everyone to have a safe and happy holiday season!

This dog was found in the 300 block of Craven St N today around 1000 hours. If you know the owner, have them contact the Monmouth Police Department during business hours at 503-838-1109.

This black female dog was found at large in the 300 block of Warren St S this morning. If this is your dog please contact the Monmouth Police Department between the hours of 8am-5pm Monday through Friday. Thank you

This dog was located running at large in the 400 block of Atwater St today around 1230 hours. If you know the owner please have them contact the Monmouth Police Department at 503-838-1109.

We did it! Thank you to everyone who donated food/money to our team. As you can see our community rose to the challenge and donated over 2,000 pounds of food to the food bank. We were extremely honored to take home this beautiful trophy on Thursday. It is proudly displayed in our lobby at the Police Department. Feel free to come see it or give it a lucky rub- you earned it! Please don't forget that the Ella Curran Food Bank needs food for it's shelves all year long. They provide food to over a 1,000 families in need in our community. They can be found at 854 N. Main St. Independence, OR 97351

We are picking up our food boxes today and had an amazing time at the Mid Valley Christian Academy. They were able to collect over 400 pounds of food for the Ella Curran Food Bank! We are beyond surprised and so grateful. A huge thank you to all the students, their parents/guardians and the school staff. You guys rock!

We are at Mid Valley Christian Academy picking up their generous donation. Look at these kids go! We are so thankful for their donation to the Ella Curran Food Bank!❤️

This dog found in the 600 block of Clay St E around 2pm. If you know the owner please have them contact the Monmouth Police Department during business hours.

This dog was found in the 400 block of Southgate Dr this afternoon. If you know the owner please have them call our office at 503-838-1109.

Ofc. Reynolds and CSO Rech want to remind you to get in those food donations for the Ella Curran Food Bank! The food drive is ending on Nov. 16th! Please get your donation to one of the MONMOUTH PD boxes around the city. Thanks again to all those who have donated! We have been blown away by your generosity.