The Newberg-Dundee Police Department is a full service, progressive and contemporary agency with 35 sworn police officers which supports the Patrol Division and the Special Operations Division.
The Patrol Divison includes: the school resource officer, traffic safety division, drug canine, patrol canine, and Community Outreach Program.
The Special Operations Division which includes computer forensics, person crimes detective, property crimes detective, narcotics detective, and the Community Response Team.
The Support Services and Communications Division includes Newberg-Dundee
9-1-1 Communications Center which provides emergency communications services; police, fire and medical, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Records and Evidence Section is staffed by two full time staff members.
Public safety is provided to both Dundee and Newberg, which are a growing community and the second largest city in Yamhill County. Newberg’s population increased approximately 18% from 18,064 in 2000 to 22,068 in 2010. According to preliminary estimates by the Portland State University Population Research Center, Newberg's population on July 1, 2011 was 22,230 while the population of the City of Dundee was 3175. (Reference sources: Portland State Population Estimates and City of Newberg website)
The inner operations of the police department are nearly all automated. With computer terminals in the patrol cars officers can write police reports and search databases without having to rely on dispatch or spending time in the office. The implementation of automated systems has improved the efficiency of department operations and officers’ time allowing them more time for patrol, investigation and apprehension of suspects.
The Newberg-Dundee Police Department is also one of approximately 24 accredited police departments in Oregon. This is a significant accomplishment considering it requires the agency to comply with 100 recognized standards for the law enforcement profession, as adopted by the Oregon Accreditation Alliance for Law Enforcement.
The police department is responsible for the protection of property and safety for over 25,000 citizens, approximately 40,000 motorists (daily average), over 5,000 students enrolled in the Newberg School District and approximately 3500 students enrolled at George Fox University. It is this agency’s obligation to the community to project, plan and implement staffing, programs, technology, equipment and training necessary to reduce crime, the fear of crime and enhance the livability of the communities of Newberg and Dundee.
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