Community Resources

School Resource Officers

Recent events nationwide have brought school safety to the social and political forefront. At the Woodburn Police Department (WPD), our School Resource Officer (SRO) team works closely with the Woodburn School District in a number of ways to make school safety a top priority. 

WPD has two SROs: Jake Stout is assigned to Woodburn High School and Jorge Gaspar splits time between Valor and French Prairie Middle Schools. He also assists the elementary schools as needed, for education and mentoring.

These officers are an integral part of the schools, engaging daily with district administration, individual school staff and students. This relationship makes them part of the fabric of our schools.

Woodburn SROs serve many together needs beyond specific calls for service. They are part of the school system’s safety and threat assessment teams, helping to plan for the school’s safety into the future.

Other ways SROs engage and serve the safety interests of Woodburn youth and families:

  • Mentoring
  • Home visits
  • Daily check in with students
  • Attendance and student behavior management
  • Bullying intervention
  • Anti-bullying, cyber, personal and dating safety, and drug awareness education
  • Work with Marion County Juvenile Department
  • Work with DHS & Youth Services Team
  • Provide educational speeches to students district wide on various topics
  • Conduct private/charter school trainings
  • Resource referrals
  • Lunch buddy program

If you have questions or want to reach out directly to your child’s SRO, please contact the WPD at 503-982-2345. We’d love to hear from you!

Neighborhood Watch Program

The Neighborhood Watch Program is the cornerstone of all crime prevention programs. It enlists the active participation of citizens, in cooperation with law enforcement, to reduce burglaries and other neighborhood crimes. Its primary purpose is the protection of property - yours and your neighbors.

Most home burglaries occur during the day and early evening hours when alert neighbors could spot thieves and call police. Concerned citizens are doing just that. They are part of a Neighborhood Watch program. Neighbors looking out for neighbors.

For more information on how you can become part of a neighborhood Watch program, or start one in your neighborhood, please read the Neighborhood Watch Program Information Packet.

National Night Out 2018

On Tuesday, August 7, 2018, neighborhoods throughout the City of Woodburn are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the "35th Annual National Night Out" crime/drug prevention event. National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by Woodburn Police Department, will involve over 16,500 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. In all, over 38.5 million people participated in NNO 2013. Please let the WPD know about YOUR watch party by downloading a 2018 NNO Registration Form so we can send officers to chat with your neighbors. For more information, contact Det. Linda Hedricks at 503-982-2345.

Community Emergency Response Team

Following a major disaster, first responders who provide fire and medical services will not be able to meet the demand for these services. Factors as number of victims, communication failures, and road blockages will prevent people from accessing emergency services they have come to expect at a moment's notice through 911. People will have to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate life saving and life sustaining needs.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

Oregon Sex Offender Inquiry System

ORS 181.592 authorizes the Oregon State Police to make information about registered sex offenders available to the public. ORS 181.592(4)(c) authorizes the release of information on certain sex offenders to be posted on a public web site.