Community Engagement

Lake Oswego Police in your community and how you can connect with us.


Ride-Along Program

Are you interested in a career in law enforcement or are you curious about what our officers and community service officers do every day? You can submit a ride-along application and let us know you would like to ride with one of our team members. Please fill out both sides and sign the application, and then email it to or bring it to the police department in person. Once we receive your completed application, someone will contact you with more information.

LOPD Public Records Requests

Public Records Request

In order to receive copies of any police records, a public records request from must be submitted. Per state law, the City will follow response timelines set forth under ORS Ch. 192. Within five business days, City staff will acknowledge receipt of your records request and advise of the custody status of the requested public record. Information about fees and additional restrictions can be found on the request form itself.

Submit a Tip

Submit a Tip

If you need to report an emergency call or text 911.

Please use this form to submit information that you feel we should know. This is typically information about crimes that have occurred or may occur, and it can be done anonymously if you prefer.

Police Call Response Map

Police Call Response Map

We have created a tool with which you can see on a map where we have had calls for service. This tool does not include sensitive calls like domestic disturbances, sex crimes, suicides, etc. The map can be filtered to show all available call data or any combination of the included data, and the map is interactive. You can also select a date range to see more specific data as well. We believe this tool can help residents and others to understand the types of calls for service reported to the police in our community and to be aware of the types of incidents happening in their neighborhood.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Please let us know how we are doing by sending us an email at or by filling out this form.


Emails received through this account are checked Monday through Thursday, 7a - 4p. This email is intended for feedback or questions, only.

If you wish to report a crime that occurred or file a police report, please call our non-emergency number (503) 635-0238.

If you are reporting a crime in progress, call 911.

If you would like to submit a tip to investigators, please fill out our Submit a Tip form.

Careers with LOPD

LOPD Careers

We are always seeking qualified individuals who are interested in joining our Lake Oswego Police Department team. We offer premium pay for motorcycle officers, instructors, K-9 officers, school resource officers, our adult resource officer, detectives, and for officers who demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English.

Incentives for lateral police officer applicants may also be available!

For more information, click here or you can email us at

Rising Leaders

Word Is Bond

Word is Bond is a non-profit leadership incubator based out of Portland that promotes the excellence of young Black men. Word is Bond has partnered with the Lake Oswego Police Department since 2019 and has developed an invaluable strategic partnership. Word is Bond and the Lake Oswego Police Department expanded the Rising Leaders summer program to gather over 12 law enforcement agencies in the metropolitan area to promote discussion and develop relationships during their law week. Creating a space for young Black men and law enforcement is critical for empowering our community.

A huge part of the success of this relationship has been the outstanding community engagement efforts led by Sergeant James Euscher of Lake Oswego PD who joined the Word is Bond Board of Directors in 2020 and serves as the law enforcement liaison among other duties.

Word is Bond, the Lake Oswego Police Department, and the City of Lake Oswego look forward to furthering this partnership to continue the important work promoting the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Special Events

Special Events

The Lake Run, the Festival of the Arts, the Star Spangled Parade and 4th of July road closures - these are just a few of the many special events the City hosts throughout the year and the Lake Oswego Police Department responds to. A Special Event Permit is required anytime you want to impact a roadway, public right-of-way or want the Police Department's assistance. While heavily involved in road closures, the Department also wants to have a presence where large groups may gather for safety and security reasons. Special Event Permits can be obtained through the Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Department.

Lake Oswego Police News Archive

Police News Archive

This is a listing of all of the news releases put out by the police department since 2022. The list is organized by year and by date.