City of Corvallis Police Department

City of Corvallis Police Department Our Fundamental Duty is to Serve our Community. We are committed to working together in a problem-solving partnership with our community. We recognize our responsibility to provide superior police services with the highest professional standards, to combat crime and improve the quality of life for the citizens of Corvallis.

We willingly accept this responsibility and hold ourselves accountable for its accomplishment.

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The fall weather has started and we here at the Corvallis Police Department want to remind everyone that with bad weathe...
09/27/2021

The fall weather has started and we here at the Corvallis Police Department want to remind everyone that with bad weather comes dangerous driving conditions. Follow these quick tips to keep yourself and your fellow road users safe!

• Please Slow Down! When we get in a hurry, we start to take unnecessary risks. A vehicle traveling at 60 miles per hour covers about 88 feet every second. Stopping that vehicle can take up to 271 feet under normal conditions. Add wet pavement to the equation and that stopping distance can increase to 333 feet.

• Remove distractions. Driving a vehicle takes a huge amount of mental processing and attention. The introduction of outside distractions like stereos, navigation systems, and cellphones increases the dangers of driving. Put your phone away, or utilize hands free features to keep safe.

• Maintain your distance and use your headlights. Give yourself ample space and make sure those around can easily see you by using all your lights, not just daytime running lights.

• Keep your vehicles equipment in good working condition. Replace worn out wiper blades, burnt out light bulbs, and balding tires. Your vehicles equipment directly effects your ability to safely operate on the roadway. Take care of it so it can take care of you!

The fall weather has started and we here at the Corvallis Police Department want to remind everyone that with bad weather comes dangerous driving conditions. Follow these quick tips to keep yourself and your fellow road users safe!

• Please Slow Down! When we get in a hurry, we start to take unnecessary risks. A vehicle traveling at 60 miles per hour covers about 88 feet every second. Stopping that vehicle can take up to 271 feet under normal conditions. Add wet pavement to the equation and that stopping distance can increase to 333 feet.

• Remove distractions. Driving a vehicle takes a huge amount of mental processing and attention. The introduction of outside distractions like stereos, navigation systems, and cellphones increases the dangers of driving. Put your phone away, or utilize hands free features to keep safe.

• Maintain your distance and use your headlights. Give yourself ample space and make sure those around can easily see you by using all your lights, not just daytime running lights.

• Keep your vehicles equipment in good working condition. Replace worn out wiper blades, burnt out light bulbs, and balding tires. Your vehicles equipment directly effects your ability to safely operate on the roadway. Take care of it so it can take care of you!

Imagine waking up each morning knowing you'll get to make a difference at work, serving and protecting others. Come appl...
09/22/2021

Imagine waking up each morning knowing you'll get to make a difference at work, serving and protecting others. Come apply your skills and experiences in a fulfilling new career with the Corvallis Police Department.

See yourself in a new uniform. See yourself at CPD. Now hiring at www.corvallispolice.com

Imagine waking up each morning knowing you'll get to make a difference at work, serving and protecting others. Come apply your skills and experiences in a fulfilling new career with the Corvallis Police Department.

See yourself in a new uniform. See yourself at CPD. Now hiring at www.corvallispolice.com

The Corvallis Police Department is seeking information about the pictured female suspect. This suspect has been passing ...
09/21/2021

The Corvallis Police Department is seeking information about the pictured female suspect. This suspect has been passing forged checks along the Interstate 5 corridor. Reports are she is driving a white Ford Fusion sedan. If you have information about these crimes or the identity of the suspect, please contact Officer Hughes at 541-766-6924.

BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY BLITZIn order to increase the safety of school children, the Corvallis Police Department will cond...
09/07/2021

BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY BLITZ

In order to increase the safety of school children, the Corvallis Police Department will conduct a Back-to-School Traffic Safety Blitz September 8th through September 17th, 2021. Officers will be assigned to all elementary and middle schools in the city. This safety blitz supports the goals of the Safe Routes to School Committee, a coalition of agencies striving to improve the safety of school children.

Officers will be strictly enforcing the school zone speed law, as well as the laws requiring drivers to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks and for crossing guards. Officers will also be enforcing other safety violations, to include distracted driving (cell phone usage).

The school zones speed is 20 mph when the zone is posted, and when any of the following occur:
When a flashing light indicates children may be present;
-or-
7am to 5 pm on a day when school is in session (if the school zone does not have a flashing light);
-or-
When “children are present.” Children are considered to be present at any time and on any day when there are children in a crosswalk, waiting at a crosswalk or when a crossing guard is present.

Please drive safely!

BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY BLITZ

In order to increase the safety of school children, the Corvallis Police Department will conduct a Back-to-School Traffic Safety Blitz September 8th through September 17th, 2021. Officers will be assigned to all elementary and middle schools in the city. This safety blitz supports the goals of the Safe Routes to School Committee, a coalition of agencies striving to improve the safety of school children.

Officers will be strictly enforcing the school zone speed law, as well as the laws requiring drivers to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks and for crossing guards. Officers will also be enforcing other safety violations, to include distracted driving (cell phone usage).

The school zones speed is 20 mph when the zone is posted, and when any of the following occur:
When a flashing light indicates children may be present;
-or-
7am to 5 pm on a day when school is in session (if the school zone does not have a flashing light);
-or-
When “children are present.” Children are considered to be present at any time and on any day when there are children in a crosswalk, waiting at a crosswalk or when a crossing guard is present.

Please drive safely!

Can you identify this person? They were involved in a theft from a Corvallis business. If you know who they are, please ...
09/03/2021

Can you identify this person? They were involved in a theft from a Corvallis business. If you know who they are, please call Officer Hull at 541-766-6924.

The Corvallis Regional Communications Center is hiring for 911 Telecommunicators. Apply online at CorvallisOregon.gov/Jo...
08/31/2021

The Corvallis Regional Communications Center is hiring for 911 Telecommunicators. Apply online at CorvallisOregon.gov/Jobs.

The Corvallis Regional Communications Center is hiring for 911 Telecommunicators. Apply online at CorvallisOregon.gov/Jobs.

The Corvallis Police Department is hiring for a Records System Supervisor. Apply online at CorvallisOregon.gov/Jobs. Rec...
08/28/2021
Job Opportunities | City of Corvallis

The Corvallis Police Department is hiring for a Records System Supervisor. Apply online at CorvallisOregon.gov/Jobs. Recruitment closes September 10th, 2021.

The City of Corvallis has more than 420 employees in ten City departments who work to support our community’s values in livability, public safety, sustainability, infrastructure, and economic vitality.  Human Resources is dedicated to recruiting, developing, and supporting an exceptional workforc...

08/11/2021

We're expecting triple-digit temperatures later this week! Both the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library and Corvallis Community Center will be open as cooling centers during regular hours. In addition, CTS buses are air conditioned and (as always) FREE to ride. Masks are required at the Library, C3, and aboard CTS buses.

08/11/2021

FEMA plans to test the nation’s public alert and warning systems at 11:20 a.m. local time on Wednesday, August 11, 2021.

FEMA regularly tests the public alert and warning systems to assess the operational readiness of the supporting infrastructure. The tests help identify any needed technical and administrative improvements to warning the public about emergencies.

The test’s purpose is to assess the effectiveness of the Emergency Alert System to receive and convey a national message via radio and television, and of the Wireless Emergency Alerts infrastructure to deliver a test message to mobile phones.

Most of your mobile devices are already equipped to receive this message, so there is no need to opt in or take any action. Just be prepared for a chirp, buzz, ding, or honk when the message goes out on Wednesday!

Since May 1st, 48 catalytic converters have been reported stolen in Corvallis. Here is a map of the locations. In 42 of ...
08/06/2021

Since May 1st, 48 catalytic converters have been reported stolen in Corvallis. Here is a map of the locations. In 42 of those reports, the catalytic converters were stolen from a Toyota Prius. Please follow the attached tips to avoid having your catalytic converter stolen, and immediately report any criminal activity.

If you have information about the suspects, please contact Community Service Officer McMullin at 541-766-6924.

08/05/2021

UPDATE: Corvallis Police Investigate Shooting

On July 17th, 2021, at approximately 10:56pm, Corvallis Police Department Officers responded to a report of a person being shot in the 100 block of NW 15th ST. Officers arrived on scene and found a 22 year old male with a gunshot wound. The male was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital with serious injuries. The suspect(s) fled the scene prior to police arrival. Investigators learned the shooting happened during a fight that occurred outside a house party.

On August 5, 2021, Corvallis Police Department Detectives arrested 19-year-old Alexander Leal, of Albany, as part of their on-going investigation. He was lodged at the Benton County jail on charges of Attempted Murder, Assault I, Assault III, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Reckless Endangering. Detectives are continuing to investigate this incident further and there is no additional information available at this time.

The investigation in on-going, and anyone with information related to the shooting is asked to call Detective Pete Dunn, at 541-766-6924.

Do you know a high school or college student that is interested in a criminal justice or law enforcement career? Have th...
07/22/2021
Cadet Program

Do you know a high school or college student that is interested in a criminal justice or law enforcement career? Have them apply for the Corvallis Police Department Cadet Program. Cadets get hands-on training, real world experience and there's leadership opportunities. Learn more on our webpage.

The Corvallis Police Department maintains a police cadet unit comprised of citizen volunteers to enhance the police-community partnership and provide auxiliary resources in support of policing activities. The program is designed to provide an introduction to law enforcement to those interested in pu...

07/18/2021

Corvallis Police Investigate Shooting

On July 17th, 2021, at approximately 10:56pm, Corvallis Police Department Officers responded to a report of a person being shot in the 100 block of NW 15th ST. Officers arrived on scene and found a 22 year old male with a gunshot wound. The male was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital with serious injuries. The suspect(s) fled the scene prior to police arrival.

Corvallis Police Department Detectives responded and are continuing to investigate. There is no further information available at this time due to the open investigation. Updates will be provided at a later time.

The investigation in on-going, and anyone with information related to the shooting is asked to call Detective Pete Dunn, at 541-766-6924.

For a summary of police activity in Corvallis, view the daily log on our webpage. We share the information to improve ou...
07/17/2021
Daily Activity Log

For a summary of police activity in Corvallis, view the daily log on our webpage. We share the information to improve our community's understanding of law enforcement activity in Corvallis.

NOTICE: This log does not include all police actions. This information is shared to improve our community’s understanding of law enforcement activity in Corvallis. Minor incidents, open cases, protected information such as child abuse investigations or mental health cases, and some other informati...

07/16/2021

Corvallis Police Arrest Suspect for Armed Robbery of Bank

On July 15th, 2021, at approximately 3:53pm, Corvallis Police Department Officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Key Bank branch located at 1817 NW 9th St. The suspect was reportedly armed with a large knife, which was brandished at the bank teller. The suspect fled the bank on foot with stolen cash.

Corvallis Patrol Officers, Detectives, and Community Livability Officers responded to the area and were able to locate the suspect hiding in a field on the east side of Hwy 99W. The knife and stolen cash were also located and recovered by Officers.

The suspect was identified as Zachary Williams, a 33-year-old male with no fixed address. Williams was arrested for Robbery I, Menacing, Coercion, Theft I, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. He was lodged at the Benton County Jail.

The investigation in on-going, and anyone with additional information is asked to call Detective Ryan Larson, 541-766-6924.

Join us this evening at Goss Stadium for the annual Police vs Fire softball game to raise money for the Special Olympics...
07/13/2021

Join us this evening at Goss Stadium for the annual Police vs Fire softball game to raise money for the Special Olympics and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Stay afterward to watch the Corvallis Knights.

Join us this evening at Goss Stadium for the annual Police vs Fire softball game to raise money for the Special Olympics and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Stay afterward to watch the Corvallis Knights.

Rental Housing ScamsAre you looking for rental housing? Be aware of rental housing scams. Some signs that the rental pro...
07/10/2021

Rental Housing Scams

Are you looking for rental housing? Be aware of rental housing scams. Some signs that the rental property you're interested in may be a scam are:

▫The landlord will not meet you, or talk on the phone
▫The landlord is asking for payment without an application or without meeting
▫There is no tenant screening process
▫The landlord asks for payment on a peer-to-peer payment app, or by wiring money

To avoid rental housing scams:

▫Verify the listing by comparing the pictures in the ad to Street View, or by visiting the property
▫Meet the landlord or property management agent
-Tour the entire unit
-Thoroughly review the application and rental agreement
▫Don't pay before signing a lease or agreement
-Never send money by wire or peer-to-peer payment app

Learn more at FTC.gov/scams.

Rental Housing Scams

Are you looking for rental housing? Be aware of rental housing scams. Some signs that the rental property you're interested in may be a scam are:

▫The landlord will not meet you, or talk on the phone
▫The landlord is asking for payment without an application or without meeting
▫There is no tenant screening process
▫The landlord asks for payment on a peer-to-peer payment app, or by wiring money

To avoid rental housing scams:

▫Verify the listing by comparing the pictures in the ad to Street View, or by visiting the property
▫Meet the landlord or property management agent
-Tour the entire unit
-Thoroughly review the application and rental agreement
▫Don't pay before signing a lease or agreement
-Never send money by wire or peer-to-peer payment app

Learn more at FTC.gov/scams.

Photos from Benton County Sheriff's Office's post
07/09/2021

Photos from Benton County Sheriff's Office's post

07/08/2021

***** NIKOS HAS BEEN LOCATED *****

**MISSING PERSON**

BCSO CASE # 21-01865

Nikos Anthony Pappalardo was last seen leaving his residence near Scenic Drive in North Albany at approximately 8:00 AM Wednesday July 7th. He was wearing blue jeans, a brown flannel shirt, brown 'roper shoes', possibly an unknown color sun hat, and carrying a grey Yeti water bottle.

Nikos has the cognitive ability of an 8-10 year old and may appear shaky or on edge if seen. He has a distinctive gait where he swings both arms together and rocks his body as he walks.

Nikos commonly will go to local shopping areas such as Target and Winco but has not been located. He is considered potentially endangered.

Please call the Benton County Sheriff's Office dispatch at 541-766-6911 if seen or found.

CHARITY POLICE vs FIRE SOFTBALL GAMEJoin us at Goss Stadium on Tuesday, July 13th at 5:00pm for the annual Corvallis Pol...
07/08/2021

CHARITY POLICE vs FIRE SOFTBALL GAME

Join us at Goss Stadium on Tuesday, July 13th at 5:00pm for the annual Corvallis Police vs Corvallis Fire softball game. A portion of walkup ticket sales supports the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Special Olympics. Stay for the Corvallis Knights game at 6:35 pm.

CHARITY POLICE vs FIRE SOFTBALL GAME

Join us at Goss Stadium on Tuesday, July 13th at 5:00pm for the annual Corvallis Police vs Corvallis Fire softball game. A portion of walkup ticket sales supports the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Special Olympics. Stay for the Corvallis Knights game at 6:35 pm.

Happy Independence Day! As we celebrate this 4th of July, please be safe and responsible by using fireworks appropriatel...
07/04/2021

Happy Independence Day! As we celebrate this 4th of July, please be safe and responsible by using fireworks appropriately and having a sober driver.

Happy Independence Day! As we celebrate this 4th of July, please be safe and responsible by using fireworks appropriately and having a sober driver.

In June, 14 cars were reported stolen, and there were 46 reports of cars having items stolen from them. There were 24 bu...
07/02/2021

In June, 14 cars were reported stolen, and there were 46 reports of cars having items stolen from them. There were 24 burglaries reported. Of the 24, only eight had signs of forced entry. Here are maps of reported thefts from vehicles and burglaries during the month of June.

Please remember to remove valuables from your vehicles, park them in a well-lit area, and lock your house windows and doors. Report any criminal behavior to 541-766-6911.

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180 5th St
Corvallis, OR
97330

The Law Enforcement Center is half a city block north of the Intermodal Mall.

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