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We are a professional organization focused on providing exceptional service for all people living in or visiting our community. As we work collaboratively in our community, we work to solve problems by remaining neutral in our duties, building trust with our community members, being respectful of those we meet, and giving people a voice. To learn more about who we are and what services we offer, please check out the links below.

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National Police Week 2024

LAKE OSWEGO - In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. National Police Week was created to honor the federal, state, and municipal police officers who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty.

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Two Stolen Vehicle Suspects Arrested After Early Morning Search

On Tuesday, April 30, 2024, Lake Oswego Police arrested two suspects who had just stolen a vehicle from the Oswego Bay Condos on Jean Road, in Lake Oswego.

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LOCOM Dispatchers Graduate from Basic Telecommunicator Academy

Congratulations to our newest Basic Telecommunicator Academy Graduates, Kelly Koch and Ian Belin! On April 12, 2024, Kelly and Ian completed three weeks at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) academy in Salem in order to receive their Basic Certification, which the State requires for emergency dispatchers. This required training is to help establish a baseline of essential knowledge while developing dispatch and call-taking-related skills that students can take with them as they continue their training at their dispatch agencies.

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Former Portland Trailblazer Charged With Sexual Assault

LAKE OSWEGO – On April 9, 2024, 31-year-old Ben McLemore was arrested at the Portland International Airport on an outstanding felony warrant for the following charges:

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Former Lake Oswego Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charge Related to Official Misconduct

LAKE OSWEGO – On March 19, 2024, the Lake Oswego Police Department was informed that the Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office has charged former Lake Oswego Police Department Officer Michael Svoboda with Official Misconduct in the Second Degree (ORS 162.405) based on incidents that are reported to have occurred while he was on duty. Svoboda ultimately entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to 12 months of Bench Probation, 40 hours of community service work, and revocation of his police certification.

ORS 162.405 – Official Misconduct in the second-degree states:

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Lake Oswego Man Indicted After Drugging Girls at a Sleepover

LAKE OSWEGO –On Saturday, August 26, 2023, Lake Oswego police were notified that three 12-year-old girls were being treated at Randall Children’s Hospital after reporting they had been exposed to an unknown prescription drug while at a sleepover at a friend’s home in Lake Oswego. Detectives investigated the incident and determined that 57-year-old Michael Meyden of Lake Oswego, who was the host of the sleepover, was responsible for the drugs detected in the girls’ bloodstreams.

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