Reports and Data
Each year, the Lake Oswego Police Department presents its annual report to the City Council to report on the activities of the department over the last year. Our goal is to make the department’s activities more transparent and build trust with the community. The presentation discusses staffing at the agency and covers the number and types of incidents and calls for service LOPD officers respond to, the number and types of traffic violations cited, elements of the Oregon STOP report discussing who was stopped, the department’s Behavioral Health Specialist, Use of Force, and officer complaints.
The first link below will open the entire presentation, while the rest will open just those individual sections of the presentation:
- Entire presentation
- Behavioral Health Unit
- Officer complaints
- Police Department information and incidents
- Oregon STOP report
- Use of force
November 1, 2022 Council Update
On November 1, 2022, Chief Burke and Captain Simon updated the City Council on our progress toward the recommendations from the Community Conversation On Policing (CCOP). For the presentation to have context, it is important to understand what led up to this point. We engaged in a community dialog that sought to identify opportunities to strengthen how our police department collaborates with all persons in our community to provide public safety. Utilizing a team of outside facilitators our department, City, and community sought to review our public safety systems, structures, policies, and practices in order to increase transparency, build public trust and strengthen and build relationships, especially with those who have historically been marginalized.
Out of this dialog came 4 themes. Theme one was about communication and reporting: we learned there was a disconnect between community perceptions and current day-to-day policing practices. In other words, not enough info about who we are and what we did was being shared. Theme two was about engagement: Centered around the community and LOPD staff's desire to get to know each other in various ways. Theme three centered around the review and development of the training around bias and gender to help staff build awareness and understanding of how each influences interactions. Theme four examined outreach and was intentionally centered around experiences of interacting and working for the LOPD with an additional focus on how community biases influence those interactions. The themes pointed to approximately 26 different action items for the department. This presentation discusses the actions taken on the recommendations by our team. You can watch the recorded Council meeting with the presentation on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/MOaeSJ_2m2s