Police Department Divisions

The Lake Oswego Police Department (LOPD) is a full-service police force whose mission is to be committed to an open and honest partnership with the community and with its members in order to create an atmosphere of trust, promote a higher quality of public service, and enhance the quality of life.

The Police Department carries out its mission through six divisions with activities that range from criminal investigations and traffic law enforcement to animal control, education programs, and neighborhood watch services. The Department also fields two K-9 teams, provides a school resource officer, and operates a 911 emergency dispatch center.

The Police Department’s Communications Division (LOCOM) provides 24 hour-a-day emergency and non-emergency call answering and dispatching of services for police, fire, and medical emergencies in Lake Oswego, West Linn, and Milwaukie.