Message from Chief Don Johnson

A Quick Goodbye –

I trust you know by now that I will be retiring in July this year.  It is bittersweet because I will be leaving the finest cadre of Officers, Dispatchers, and Support Staff with whom I’ve ever had the pleasure to work.  I’ve come to know and respect each of them over the last 7 years as professionals, kind hearted, and committed individuals – always ready to sacrifice and to serve.  I can say, with great conviction, that I cherished my time in Lake Oswego.  This Community stands above others as a wonderful and unique place to live, work, and to raise a family.  I will be leaving with fond memories of how incredible life can be – if only we imagine. 

My sincere thanks to everyone in this city for all you’ve done to support your Police Department – my enduring request…. Always be good to our Police Officers – they form the foundation of society upon which your freedoms and safety are based.

Don Johnson, Police Chief