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The Independence Police Department is headed by Chief Robert Mason, who oversees a department of consisting of 3 sergeants, 10 patrol officers, 1 CSO, 2 full time office staff, 1 maintenance staff and numerous volunteers.
555 S. Main St., Independence, OR 97351
503-838-1214 (business phone)
To enhance community livability by protecting the safety, health, and welfare of all people while providing professional, efficient, and fair law enforcement that is strengthened through problem solving partnerships with the community.
Chief Mason was hired as the Independence Police Chief in 2014. He has been a full time employee with this department since 1992 as both a patrol officer and a sergeant.
Chief Mason has a wife and three children.
Department photo - below.
COMMUNITY POLICE ACADEMY
The department will be starting a new program called the Community Policing Academy beginning in February of 2016. This will be the first time our department has offered this program! This program will offer members of our community the opportunity to gain insight and understanding of how our department serves the community. The program will provide a look at the services, resources, policies procedures and other integral parts of law enforcement. Each academy will allow up to 15 community members to take part in the 48 hour course.
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