The following are press releases sent out by the City of Woodburn on various police and other City-related news. For more information, contact Jason Horton at 503-982-5256 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted by jason.horton@ci... on Tue, 03/07/2017 - 11:15
Woodburn police officers will soon begin carrying an anti-opiate serum to reduce overdose deaths. Chief Jim Ferraris introduced this to the Salem Police Department in 2015 and Woodburn becomes the seventh known agency in Oregon to use Naloxone, a drug that temporarily counteracts the effects of opiate drugs such as heroin, morphine, oxycodone and fentanyl.
Submitted by jason.horton@ci... on Fri, 03/03/2017 - 12:48
Woodburn’s Police K9 Rudy has retired, effective Feb. 10 at the age of 9 1/2 years old.
Rudy entered duty with the Woodburn Police Department in September 2011 and partnered with his handler, Officer Adam Stewart. Rudy completed basic police K9 training from Sept. 19 to Oct. 26, 2011 for a total of 240 initial training hours and he and Stewart passed their first Patrol K9 standards test that same month to become a patrol K9 team certified by the Oregon Police Canine Association.
Submitted by jason.horton@ci... on Mon, 02/13/2017 - 07:38
As I am out and about in the Woodburn community I talk with many people. With the recent election behind us, I've been made aware of two issues that cause me some concern. Those issues in our community have to do with fear about hate crimes and confusion and fear about the role of local police in immigration matters.
Submitted by jason.horton@ci... on Mon, 11/21/2016 - 09:53
The Oregon State Police is urging people to travel safely this holiday weekend. With at least 10 people losing their lives on state highways in recent days, OSP is urging motorists to travel safely this Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend. Other traffic advisories to motorists are winter travel conditions, Black Friday shopping and the Civil War game in Corvallis.
This holiday period (Wednesday through Sunday) will see one of the highest volumes of traffic in over a decade according to AAA Oregon/Idaho.
Submitted by jason.horton@ci... on Wed, 11/16/2016 - 16:11
Jim Ferraris, Chief of Police of the city of Woodburn (Oregon) Police Department, Woodburn, Oregon, completed the Executive Leaders Program at Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security Nov. 10, 2016.
Submitted by jason.horton@ci... on Fri, 10/14/2016 - 12:17
Woodburn Police Chief Jim Ferraris is pleased to announce the hiring of Keith Boyd as his Deputy Police Chief. Boyd has been employed by the Marin County Sheriff’s Office in California since May 1996. Prior to that he was with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office for nearly a year.
Submitted by jason.horton@ci... on Fri, 10/14/2016 - 12:12
As part of the police department reorganization, Chief Jim Ferraris announced the promotion of Sgt. Jason Millican to lieutenant. A second lieutenant will be hired through an external process which is ongoing and those positions will serve as division commanders.
Millican was interviewed by a panel of community members, government and law enforcement leaders, followed by an interview with Chief Ferraris. The promotion will be effective Nov. 1.
Submitted by jason.horton@ci... on Mon, 10/10/2016 - 10:18
City Administrator Scott Derickson announced that Heather Pierson will receive the Mary Tennant Award for Excellence in Service at Monday's City Council meeting. Pierson currently serves as the City Recorder.
The award is Woodburn's highest honor for service, ethics and professionalism.