Hermiston Police Department

Public Service Announcement


Photo: Hermiston Police Dept.Public Safety Center
330 South First Street
Hermiston, OR 97838

Phone (541) 567-5519
Fax (541) 567-8469

Anonymous Tip Line
(541) 667-5148

Mission Statement

The Hermiston Police Department exists as a unit of municipal government for the provision of police and emergency services in the most cost effective manner, consistent with prescribed ethical and constitutional limitations. The Department will be responsive to community priorities, and through contemporary administrative practices and employee development, will initiate proactive, effective programs to fulfill its role.

Departmental efforts will emphasize protection of life and property, suppression of crime, enforcement of laws and ordinances, apprehension and prosecution of offenders, and the safe, expeditious flow of traffic. The application of Community Oriented Policing, emphasizing the partnerships with various community members and businesses will be encouraged. The implementation of a problem solving approach to address chronic locations and activities will be utilized, to specifically address quality of life issues within the community.

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Annual Goals and Objectives - 2014

Customer Service

Provide police services consistent with the vision and values of our community based policing organization, and serve as ambassadors of the city of Hermiston with an increased presence of employees at city meetings and functions.  Place an emphasis on service delivery to our customers through the establishment of observable, measurable, targeted, and specific performance objectives for each employee of the department.

Predictive Policing Strategies

The department will utilize any policing strategy or tactic that develops and uses information and advanced analysis to inform forward-thinking crime prevention.  This includes utilization of available intelligence and data, deployment of resources such as a dedicated street crime unit implementing a zero-tolerance stance for all incidents involving elements of gang activity in a timely and targeted fashion specific to each shift or assignment.  The continual nuturing of existing partnerships established through Neighborhood Watch, Business Watch and the Community Accountability Board will be critical to successes.

Address Traffic Issues

Provide for a structured approach in dealing with the traffic related issues experienced in the city by utilizing engineering, education, and enforcement strategies in dealing with these problems.  Targeted enforcement of traffic along the Highway 395 corridor will be the priority of a dedicated traffic unit.

Livability Issues

Focus on those issues which impact the livability of the citizens we serve will be a high priority.  This includes noise complaints, animal complaints, drug enforcement, and all code issues including areas of blight.

Crime report statistics

Trends

If there are any additional concerns or questions, by all means feel free to contact me directly.

Sincerely,
Jason Edmiston, Chief of Police
541-667-5107 - Direct line

Department Awards

Safety Advocate Award for Looking Beyond the Traffic Ticket

In October 2009, the Hermiston Police Department was recognized at the 2009 Oregon Transportation Safety Conference with the Safety Advocate Award for Looking Beyond the Traffic Ticket.  The award came after partnerships were formed with Larry Campbell, owner of Campbell Motors in Hermiston, and KEPR television in Tri Cities, Washington in/with the creation of a public safety announcement on speeding vehicles in the Hermiston area.

As written by the Transportation Safety Division about the Hermiston Police Department, “In addition to the many traffic safety programs they are involved in, they also are constantly thinking outside the box to try and create ways to provide for their safety of motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians in their community.  Working with KEPR in Tri-Cities, they developed this PSA to address the speeding issue on the I-395 corridor.  Officer Scott Clark from the Hermiston Police Department is the star of the production.”

2006 IACP iXP Leadership in Technology Award Winner

On Behalf of IACP President Mary Ann Viverette and the IACP Technology Coordination Panel, we would like to formally acknowledge the 2006 IACP-iXP Excellence in Technology Award Winners. After an exhaustive and highly competitive review of applications submitted from around the world, the following agencies have been identified as the best in the following competitive category.

Innovation in Information Technology

National Sheriffs Association 2008 National Award For Excellence in Neighborhood Watch

Presented to: Hermiston Police Department

Most Exemplary Neighborhood Watch Program

In 2007, Hermiston Police Department worked with representatives from numerous agencies on 111 projects in the Hermiston area. A notable event is the annual National Night Out celebration in which we sponsored 25 organized parties consisting of some 900 people. The office of crime prevention also cleaned up 117 locations plagued with graffiti. The Crime Prevention Officer gave 67 presentation raging from drug awareness, gangs, bicycle safety, gun safety, CPTED, identity theft, ect. The Crime Prevention Officer also facilitated monthly meetings where members from each Neighborhood Watch Group and the general public can meet with City and Department leaders. This open forum allows for concerns to be raised and questions answered.

DUII MULTI-DISIPLINARY TASK FORCE

Recognized the Hermiston Police Department

For 2004 DUII ENFORCEMENT MUNICIPAL AGENCY OF THE YEAR

In the calendar year 2004 the Hermiston Police Department took a proactive approach in reducing the incidents of impaired driving in the City of Hermiston by our general deterrence efforts as well as our prevention efforts with a 134% increase in DUII arrest, adding a Drug Recogniton Expert to Patrol Staffing, DARE Officer conducted over 30 hours of educational training in the schools, School Resource Officers conducted over 30 hours of training on the dangers of consuming any alcohol to both Middle School and High School aged children, Held Eleven Community Watch Meetings, News Releases and the utilization of a DUII Grant which allowed 250 hours of DUII enforcement in the City of Hermiston.

Forms

Forms are provided below in Adobe PDF format.  Acrobat Reader is available as a free download from Adobe's website. 

Hermiston Police Dept. Organizational Chart

Click the image for a full-sized view. 

Lock, Take and Hide

Goal - The goal of the program is to prevent crime by reducing the criminal's opportunity.

The message from business leaders to citizens is clear: we care enough about our residents and patrols to remind them to:

LOCK their cars,

TAKE their keys,

HIDE their belongings

By following a few crime prevention tips, citizens can reduce the number of thefts from motor vehicles occurring in the community.

Cash, laptops, handbags, wallets, credit cards, cell phones, MP3's, brief cases, palm pilots, golf clubs, tools, CD's, cassetts, duffle bags, back packs, dry cleaning, radar detectors, shipping bags and boxes.

City parking lots and Good Shepherd Hospital already have been posted with these new signs. Businesses and Apartment complexes can purchase the signs for $25.00 each.

Contact Crime Prevention Officer Erica Sandoval at 667-5112.

 

Police Department Staff

Administration

Jason Edmiston

Title: Chief of Police

Hire Date: July 21, 1997

Address: 330 S 1st Street, Hermiston,OR 9783

Phone: (541) 667-5107, (541) 567-5519

Travis Eynon

Title: Administrative Captain

Hire Date:  December 9, 2004

Address:  330 S 1st Street, Hermiston,OR 97838

Phone:  (541) 667-5103, (541) 567-5519

Betty Nava

Title: Administrative Assistant

Hire Date:  August 1, 2003

Address:  330 S 1st Street, Hermiston,OR 97838

Phone:  (541) 667-5108, (541) 567-5519

 

Operations

Darryl Johnson

Title:  Operations Captain

Hire Date:  September 2, 1997

Address:  330 S 1st Street,  Hermiston, OR 97838

Phone: (541) 667-5104, (541) 567-5519

Scott Clark

Title: Patrol Sergeant

Hire Date: June 20, 2005

Address: 330 S 1st Street, Hermiston, OR 97838

Phone: (541) 667-5116 ext. #4015, (541) 567-5519

Bryan Maess

Title: Patrol Sergeant

Hire Date: March 3, 2010

Phone: (541)667-5116 ext. #4032, (541) 567-5519

Billy Osborne

Title: Patrol Sergeant

Address:  330 S 1st Street, Hermiston, OR 97838

Phone:  (541) 667-5116 ext. #4034

Kelly Parsons

Title: Patrol Sergeant

Hire Date: April 1, 2010

Address: 330 S 1st Street, Hermiston, OR 97838

Phone: (541) 667-5116 ext. #4040

 

Mike Ellwood

Title: Patrol Officer

Hire Date: February 3, 2014

Address: 330 S 1st Street, Hermiston, OR 97838

Phone: (541) 667-5100 ext. #4025

Doug Gill

Title: Patrol Officer

Hire Date: June 18, 2012

Address: 330 S 1st Street, Hermiston, OR 97838

Phone: (541) 667-5100 ext. #4023

Bill Golter

Title: Patrol Officer

Hire Date: May 4, 2004

Address: 330 S 1st Street, Hermiston, OR 97838

Phone: (541) 667-5100 ext. #4037, (541) 567-5519

Robert Guerrero

Title: Patrol Officer

Hire Date: March 10, 2014

Address: 330 S 1st Street, Hermiston, OR 97838

Phone: (541) 667-5100 ext. #4059

Victor Gutierrez

Title: Patrol Officer

Hire Date:  May 3, 2004

Address:  330 S 1st Street, Hermiston, OR 97838

Phone: (541) 667-5100 ext. #4033, (541) 567-5519

 

Will Jons

Title: Patrol Officer

Hire Date: December 10, 2001

Address: 330 S 1st Street, Hermiston, OR 97838

Phone: (541) 667-5100 ext. #4021, (541) 567-5519

 

Chris Martin

Title: Patrol Officer

Hire Date: September 22, 2003

Address: 330 S 1st Street, Hermiston, OR 97838

Phone: (541) 667-5100 ext. #4049, (541) 567-5519

Chris McMahon

Title: Patrol Officer

Hire Date: March 1, 2011

Address: 330 S 1st Street, Hermiston, OR 97838

Telephone: (541) 667-5100 ext. #4046, (541) 567-5519

Freddy Sotelo

Title: Patrol Officer

Hire Date: July 2, 2012

Address: 330 S 1st Street, Hermiston, OR 97838

Phone: (541) 667-5100 ext. #4047

Riley Studebaker

Title: Patrol Officer

Hire Date: May 20, 2014

Address: 330 S 1st Street, Hermiston, OR 97838

Phone: (541) 667-5100 ext. #4030

Rodrigo Vega

Title: Patrol Officer

Hire Date: September 1, 2006

Address: 330 S 1st Street, Hermiston, OR 97838

Phone: (541) 667-5100 ext. #4029, (541) 567-5519

 

Nicholas Wallis

Title: Patrol Officer

Hire Date: December 23, 2013

Address: 330 S 1st Street, Hermiston, OR 97838

Phone: (541) 667-5100 ext. #4022, (541) 567-5519

 

Alton Wilson

Title: Patrol Officer

Hire Date: July 16, 2008

Address: 330 S 1st Street, Hermiston, OR 97838

Phone: (541) 667-5100 ext. #4020, (541) 567-5519   

 

Investigations

Randy Studebaker

Title: Detective

Hire Date: May 16, 2012

Address: 330 S 1st Street, Hermiston, OR 97838

Phone: (541) 667-5095

 

Community Watch / Crime Prevention

Erica Sandoval

Title: Community Watch / Crime Prevention

Hire Date: August 19, 2002

Address: 330 S 1st Street, Hermiston, OR 97838

Phone: (541) 667-5112, (541) 567-5519

 

Code Enforcement

Mike Marcum

Title: Code Enforcement Officer

Hire Date: December 4, 2012

Address: 330 S 1st Street, Hermiston, OR 97838

Phone: (541) 667-5030, (541) 567-5519

 

Police Reserves

 

Christopher Anderson

Title:  Reserve Officer

Hire Date: November 11, 2012

Address: 330 S 1st Street, Hermiston, OR 97838

Phone: (541) 667-5100 ext. #4010, (541) 567-5519

 

Betty Nava

Title: Reserve Officer

Hire Date: December 28, 2005

Address: 330 S 1st Street, Hermiston, OR 97838

Phone: (541) 667-5108, (541) 567-5519

Robert Schaefer

Title:  Reserve Officer

Hire Date: December 21, 2005

Address:  330 S 1st Street, Hermiston, OR 97838

Telephone: (541) 667-5100 ext. #4009, (541) 567-5519

Terry Wilson

Title: Reserve Officer

Hire Date: February 21, 2010

Address: 330 S 1st Street, Hermiston, OR 97838

Telephone: (541) 667-5100 ext. #4048, (541) 567-5519

Scott Wrightson

Title:  Reserve Officer

Hire Date: October 1, 1997

Address: 330 S 1st Street, Hermiston, OR 97838

Phone: (541) 667-5100 ext. #4051, (541) 567-5519

 

Police Chaplains

Terry Cummings

Title: Police Chaplain

Hire Date: October 19, 2011

Address: 330 S 1st Street, Hermiston, OR 97838

John Jefferies

Title: Police Chaplain

Hire Date: December 9, 2011

Address: 330 S 1st Street, Hermiston, OR 97838

Hector Ramirez

Title: Police Chaplain

Hire Date: December 9, 2011

Address: 330 S 1st Street, Hermiston, OR 97838

 

Records

Amanda Hartsteen

Title: Records Department Manager

Hire Date: 04/01/2003

Address: 330 S. 1st St. Hermiston, Oregon 97838

Phone: (541) 567-5519

Tracy Johnson

Title: Senior Clerical

Hire Date: 05/13/2002

Address: 330 S. 1st St. Hermiston, Oregon 97838

Phone: (541) 567-5519

Sandra Warner

Title: Senior Clerical

Hire Date: 02/27/2006

Address: 330 S. 1st St. Hermiston, Oregon 97838

Phone: (541) 567-5519

 

School Resource Officer

Tim Miears

Title: Patrol Officer

Hire Date: April 9, 2008

Address: 330 S 1st Street, Hermiston, OR 97838

Phone: (541) 667-5100 ext. #4042, (541) 567-5519

 

Public Service Announcements

Latest PSA

Records Department

Hours

Monday through Friday 7am - 5pm

Police Report Copy Requests

Mailing
Address
Hermiston Police Department
330 S 1st St.
Hermiston, Oregon 97838
Fax 541-567-8469
Email records@hermiston.or.us

Criminal History/Background Checks

Please direct any request for Criminal History and Background check to the Oregon State Police, ID Services at 503-378-3070 ext 331.

Fingerprints Services

In an effort to be responsive to the demand of our citizens, fingerprint services are available any day Monday through Friday when the records department is open. There may be times when the records department is closed during those days.

The fee for fingerprints is currently $20.00 and can be paid by check, debit, or credit card. The records department does not accept cash. 

A current identification card or license is required at the time of the appointment. 

Dispatch Services - 911 Communications

In an emergency call: 9-1-1

Effective July 1st 2014, the Hermiston Police Department Communications Center was closed and services were contracted with the Umatilla County PSAP (Public Safety Answering Point).  Citizens with emergencies should call 911 and the call will automatically dial into the county dispatch center.

For non-emergency Police service

Phone 541-567-5519
Fax 541-567-8469