Administrative Division

The Administration Division provides leadership and management for the Pendleton Police Department. The Administration Division consists of the Chief of Police and the Lieutenant/Police Manager.

Stuart RobertsChief of Police

The Chief of Police is responsible for directing all activities of the Pendleton Police Department. His primary function includes, but is not limited to; ensuring that Department resources are used in the most efficient and effective manner to accomplish the mission and goals of the Department. The Chief of Police meets, establishes, facilitates, and directs communication with other city departments, criminal justice agencies and the community to assure quality services are being delivered on a daily basis. The Chief of Police also works with regional, state and national partners to enhance the ability of the Pendleton Police Department to accomplish the department's mission.

The Chief of Police ultimately establishes the direction and expectations for the Pendleton Police Department. Working with community members, elected and appointed officials, the Chief of Police establishes our current service priorities. Due to ever-changing technologies, social attitudes and laws the Chief of Police encourages input and ideas from the community and department members in order to improve service. The department places emphasis on training and skill(s) development, so agency personnel can meet the challenges of the constantly evolving policing environment.

Chief Stuart A. Roberts - With the Pendleton Police Department since November 1, 1994. He is a graduate of Western Oregon University, the FBI National Academy, the Rural Executive Management Institute and the Oregon Executive Development Institute. Chief Roberts holds an Executive certificate issued by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards & Training (DPSST). Chief Roberts is a Past President of the Oregon Association Chiefs of Police, Board Member Oregon/Idaho HIgh Intensity Drug Trafficking Area and also served on the DPSST Police Policy Committee and Board. Chief Roberts has been honored by the Pendleton Chamber of Commerce as the 2009 "Boss of the Year", InterMountain ESD as an "Outstanding Community Partner", Oregon Peace Officer Association "Public Service Award" and Oregon Association Chiefs of Police "Max Patterson Award".

  • Phone: 541-276-4411 Ext. 1101
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Lieutenant/Police Manager

Lt. Tony Nelson

Lt. Tony Nelson has been employed by the Pendleton Police Department since August of 2000. He graduated from Western Oregon University in 1999. He is a member of the Pendleton Police Department SWAT team and defensive tactics and a confrontational simulation instructor. While not working, Lt. Nelson can be seen training for a triathlon or coaching the local swim club.

  • Phone: 541-276-4411 ext. 1102
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Lt. Chuck Byram has served with the Pendleton Police Department since March of 2000. He was raised in the Pendleton school system, graduating in 1992 and attended Blue Mountain Community College. Lt. Byram holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice administration and is a graduate of the Oregon Executive Development Institute. Lt. Byram is a certified Drug Recognition Expert and a Standardized Field Sobriety Test instructor.

  • Phone: 541-276-4411 ext. 1124
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