MAYOR KEN WILLIAMS
ELECTED: 
First Term 04/28/15 
POSITION:  MAYOR - CITY OF OREGON



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The Oregon Police Department employs 8 full time officers and 1 part-time officer.  
MAYOR: KEN WILLIAMS
CHIEF OF POLICE:  DARIN J. DEHAAN
SERGEANT RANDY CROPP
APPOINTED:  01/10/00
POSITION: PATROL SUPERVISOR

Sergeant Cropp joined the Oregon Police Department in January of 2000. Prior to employment with us he worked for the Freeport Police Department. Sergeant Cropp is a certified firearms instructor, and field training officer. 
MARY ELLIOTT
Hire Date: August 8th 1997
POSITION:  Administrative Assistant

Mary has the unenviable task of keeping our department
running smoothly.   
LIEUTENANT SHAWN MELVILLE
APPOINTED:  07/01/98
POSITION: DETECTIVE

Lt. Melville has recently been promoted to the position of Detective.  Lt. Melville  handles a majority of the Felony and Drug Investigations for the Oregon Police Department. Lt. Melville is our Field Training Officer Supervisor, a certified firearms instructor, and a gang crime expert.
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CHIEF Darin J. DeHaan  Hired: 10/14/1996
APPOINTED: as Chief: 06/27/2005
POSITION: CHIEF OF POLICE


I have served the City of Oregon as a police officer for 18 years.  I was hired as a full-time officer in 1996. I worked my way through the ranks of the Oregon Police Department.  From Patrol Officer, Corporal, Sergeant, Detective, Lieutenant, and finally Chief of Police.  I have a Bachelor's Degree in Law Enforcement Administration from WIU.  On June 20th 2008 I completed the requirements and received my Masters of Arts Degree in Public Administration from Northwestern University.  I am also a graduate of Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command #192 where I served as Vice-President of my class.
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OFFICER BRADLEY CASH
APPOINTED: 06/23/03
POSTITION: PATROL OFFICER

Ofc. Cash was hired from the Polo Police Department where he served 1 year. Ofc Cash is currently assigned to Patrol.
SERGEANT JOE BROOKS 
HIRE DATE: 05/20/02
POSITION: PATROL SUPERVISOR
POSITION: K-9 OFFICER
PARTNER: Oz - Retired
Sgt. Brooks was our K-9 handler. He continues his duties as Evidence Room Supervisor and Shift Supervisor and field training officer. Sgt. Brooks is also a certified commercial vehicle enforcement officer. 

OFFICER MATTHEW KALNINS
APPOINTED: 04/10/06
POSITION: PATROL OFFICER

Matt is originally from Oregon where he graduated from Oregon High School in 2001. Matt was previously employed as a Correctional Officer with the Ogle County Sheriff's Department. Matt is our control tactics instructor. He is also a member of the ILEAS Mobile Field Force.  

OFFICER: RICH WILKINSON
APPOINTED: 10/018/07
POSITION: PATROL OFFICER

Officer Wilkinson has over 18 years of law enforcement experience with several of those years in investigations. He brings a lot of skill and knowledge to the Oregon Police Department.
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OFFICER: TAD DOMINSKI
APPOINTED: 11/25/14

Officer Dominski started his career as a Oregon Park District Police officer. He then worked as a correctional officer for the Ogle County Sheriff's Department before being appointed as a full-time officer for the Oregon Police Department.
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OFFICER: BRIAN KETTER
APPOINTED: 2014
POSITION: PART-TIME PATROL OFFICER

Officer Ketter is a full-time Lieutenant with the Ogle County Sheriff's Department. He works part-time for our department. Assisting in filling patrol shifts and other special duty assignments.