The Administration of the Lake Oswego Police Department currently consists of the Chief of Police and a Police Captain. They are supplemented by the Chief's Administrative Assistant as well as an Administrative Secretary.
The Chief of Police is the Chief Executive of the agency, and is responsible for setting the expectations and direction of the department. The Chief is also responsible for the overall department budget, and is the department representative in city government.
The Captain is responsible for the day to day operations of all aspects of the police department - which include the Patrol and Detectives Divisions, the Records, Communications (LOCOM / Dispatch) and Traffic Divisions, as well as the Training Division. One of the collateral duties of the Captain is being responsible for the policy manual of the department. The Captain ensures updates are made when necessary, and that all employees are familiar with the policies and procedures of the department.