Message from Chief Dale Jorgensen

The Road Ahead

In the spirit of keeping close ties with the Lake Oswego Community, I think it’s important for you to know a bit about me as your Police Chief.  Over the last 20 years here in Lake Oswego I’ve had opportunities to meet so many of you – at fairs, markets, in our schools, and in meetings where the community comes together.  From my very start – I’ve tried to keep “customer service” at the forefront of everything we do here at LOPD – I did not invent that perspective, my long experience in the retail industry taught me that service has to be in the DNA of every successful organization.

We have assembled a great group of Officers, Dispatchers and Community Service Officers who have a commitment of service to our community. They truly care about making sure every call for service, contact or interaction is done professionally and with compassion. I’m grateful to be part of this great organization.

So on the “road ahead,” expect to see us continue the tradition of “no call too small;” watch for us as we connect in new and different ways with you (if you haven’t seen our YouTube Channel, LOPDTV  - check it out) ; and look for me as I reach out to you for ideas, for understanding, and for community building.  All this because the biggest hope I come into this role is the hope of serving this community as your partner.

Dale Jorgensen, Chief of Police