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

*** Update: Dude has been released to his owner. *** This cute guy was found at Main Street Park today. He is loud and anxious to get home! If you know his owner please have them call us at 503-838-1109.

The National Council for Home Safety and Security just announced the 2018 ranking of the Safest Cities in Oregon. We are proud to share with you that Monmouth is #7 on the list!

During construction at 310 Main St E this morning a natural gas line was struck and punctured. NW Natural Gas, and the Polk County Fire Department are on scene and working to fix the issue. There are barricades, city personnel, and emergency responders blocking within a block radius. Please be patient and try to avoid the immediate area if possible until repairs have been made. Thank you.

Our officers had a special morning thanks the 2nd grade classes at Monmouth Elementary School! Ms. Sparks, Ms. Kirkman, Ms. Trepa and Ms. Hodgin brought their students to meet with us and tour the department. Thanks for allowing us the time to interact with the students and explain how police officers serve our community!

We have a found bike that was turned into the police department last night. If you are missing a BMX style bike please call our evidence tech at 503-838-1109 to describe your bike.

This dog was found running at large near the dead end of Ecols St S today at 7:30pm. If you know the owner please have them contact the Police Department at 503-838-1109

This dog was found this afternoon near Clay St W and College St S. If you know the owner please have them contact our office at 503-838-1109.

Drive safe and give yourself extra time to reach your destination!

*************Returned to owner************ This male Bulldog was found this morning in the 400 block of Catron St N. He is too cute and friendly not to have an owner missing him! Please call our office at 503-838-1109 if you know who owns him.

This dog was found yesterday afternoon at Main St and Craven St. If you know the owner please have them contact us at 503-838-1109.

Parking Enforcement Update: Due to recent concerns raised by Monmouth downtown business owners, the Monmouth City Council has requested the police department conduct increased parking enforcement on Monmouth Avenue. Beginning February 1st, the Monmouth Police Community Service Officer will be periodically conducting parking enforcement on Monmouth Avenue between Jackson St. and Clay St. Our goal during this project is education and compliance with the two hour parking time limit. We are asking everyone to please share this information with those who regularly park in the 2 hour limit parking spaces near downtown businesses and WOU. Thank you for your consideration and cooperation with Monmouth Parking Ordinances.

On Wednesday, January 24th at about 1:20 p.m., Monmouth Police were dispatched to a Burglary in progress at a residence in the 500 blk. of Yellowstone Dr. S. The homeowner reported a white male adult tried to break into his home and made entry into his garage. The homeowner confronted the suspect and he fled on foot into the surrounding neighborhood. The suspect ran through several neighboring properties in an attempt to evade responding law enforcement. The suspect then entered into another home in the 1600 blk. of Teton Dr. E. The homeowner confronted the suspect inside his home. He was able to talk the suspect out of his home and into the garage where responding officers located the male and arrested him without further incident. Monmouth Police were assisted by officers from the Independence Police Department, Dallas Police Department, and Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Officers are continuing with the investigation at this time.

Monmouth officers responded to reports of several thefts from vehicles and two stolen vehicles yesterday afternoon and evening. The thefts occurred on Pacific Hw S, Gwinn St E, Ecols St S and Bentley St E. Both of the stolen vehicles were Honda’s and occurred on the WOU campus and on Atwater St S. One was recovered in the area of Edwards Rd S and Gwinn St E. We are asking citizens to report people acting in a suspicious manner – loitering around cars or a neighborhood, ducking or hiding when cars approach, generally trying to avoid interaction. Call 911 if you feel a crime is being committed or is about to be committed. Our call takers and dispatchers at Willamette Valley Communications Center can get the necessary information to officers quickly. Non emergencies can be reported to our business line, 503-838-1109.

On behalf of Chief Tallan and the Monmouth Police Department, we would like to congratulate Officer Scott Tennant on his graduation from the Basic Police Academy. We are very proud of Ofc. Tennant's commitment and dedication while at the academy! Ofc. Tennant's academy class has two breaks for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays in which he was working with his field training officers. These breaks make the academy training feel even longer so we are sure Ofc. Tennant is thankful for his graduation day! We are excited to have him back serving our community!

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!