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LAKE OSWEGO - The actions and tactics demonstrated by the officers responsible for the death of George Floyd were wrong. Those actions do not reflect the training or values of our Police Department and I am saddened by the unnecessary loss of life.
I stand by the statement made by the Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police condemning these actions. We have been working hard to ensure our department helps create a safe, welcoming, and inclusive community for residents and visitors alike.
Dale Jorgensen, Chief of Police
Recently, the Lake Oswego Police Department has received several inquiries about our policies and procedures as they relate to the use of force and the "#8CantWait" initiative. Below, you will find the 8 topics listed in the initiative and our response to each.
LAKE OSWEGO – With Oregonians now under Governor Brown’s executive order to stay home, the Lake Oswego Police Department is following the lead of the Forest Grove Police Department in piloting a prescription medication delivery program for Lake Oswego Residents.
According to the American Heart Association, 475,000 Americans die from a cardiac arrest annually, and the national survival rate is only about 10%. In 2018 in Lake Oswego, the survival rate was approximately 27%--amongst the highest in the country. Each year, we celebrate the survivors and the
LAKE OSWEGO - The Lake Oswego Police Department is proud to announce that Lieutenant Clayton Simon recently completed one of the toughest challenges available to local law enforcement officers: the FBI National Academy. Lt. Simon and three other Oregon law enforcement officers graduated a ten-week training session at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, on Friday, March 13, 2020.
LAKE OSWEGO - On Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at approximately 5:12 P.M., an 11-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle while using the crosswalk on Boones Ferry Road at Kruse Way, in Lake Oswego. After striking the child, the driver slowed down and then sped away without stopping to check on the welfare of the child, who suffered minor bruising and scratches.