Chief’s Message

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Pendleton Police Department’s website. The City of Pendleton is community that is rich in history, and appreciates every opportunity to showcase its hospitality through the promotion of its many attractions.  Perhaps, the biggest annual event that has defined the city since being incorporated in 1880 is the world famous Pendleton Round-Up.  Like the City of Pendleton and the Pendleton Round-Up, the police department recognizes the importance of preserving its history while being mindful of the need to continually evaluate and improve the services being provided to citizens, visitors and distinguished guests alike.

As Chief of Police, I assume the responsibility of defining the thresholds between past, present and future.  Fortunately, I work with a dedicated staff of 24 sworn police officers, 3 non-sworn police assistants, 1.5 non-sworn code enforcement officer and two part-time employees that truly understand the definition of service, and the importance of applying a problem-solving approach through the development of community and professional partnerships.  Consequently, my charge of providing direction and oversight is not as daunting as it may seem. 

By hiring quality people who have a vested interest in the community they serve, we enhance our ability to sustain the quality of life many rural communities have enjoyed for a number of years.  By implementing and funding a progressive training program, we improve the professionalism and knowledge of our people.  By listening and being accountable to our constituency, we build trust.  By being diligent in our pursuit of delivering a quality product and being attentive to the community’s needs, we motivate ourselves.  By embracing the core values of Professionalism, Compassion, Pride and Dedication we define the Pendleton City Police Department.      

I have a great deal of respect and adoration for the citizens of Pendleton and the law enforcement professionals that have served them for the last one hundred plus years.  I am proud to call Pendleton my home, and am truly honored to serve as the city’s ninth Chief of Police.

If you have questions of me, I can be reached via telephone at

(541) 276-4411 Ext. 1101 or via e-mail at