Welcome Message from the Chief

On behalf of the men and women of the Dallas Police Department, welcome to our website and thank you for taking the time to learn about our organization. I’m honored to have the privilege of serving the community and as the police chief, I invite you to browse our website and familiarize yourself with the various dimensions of our department. My hope is that these pages provide useful and interesting information about the police department and the services we currently provide.

The dedicated professionals of Dallas PD serve a population of nearly 15,000 citizens. Our staff includes seventeen sworn police officers, four civilian staff members and a cadre of dedicated volunteers who share their own time in the capacity of reserve police officers, a chaplain and office assistants. The members of the Dallas Police Department truly care about the safety of our community and providing excellent customer service. Our staff responds to the public safety needs of the community with the most effective measures available within our existing resources with the primary focus of ensuring the safety and well-being of our citizens and visitors.

We invite and encourage community members to take the opportunity to participate in our community-related programs and safety events, including Neighborhood Watch, Citizen Ride Alongs, National Night Out and more.

Our policing philosophy balances a foundation of traditional policing concepts with innovative and progressive methods to help evolve with our citizens into the future. Community problems are often best addressed by working in partnership with citizens; therefore, Dallas PD will continually strive to improve public relations and increase public confidence.

As you browse our web pages, I encourage you to contact me with ideas you might have about police department matters you feel would be of interest to others. My goal is to make our pages a good source of current information for our citizens and visitors to our community.

As your chief of police, I will always listen to your needs and strive to be open and honest with community members as well as the men and women with whom I serve. I believe maintaining a high level of professionalism within the police department serves to maintain the quality of public safety citizens deserve and fosters collaborative efforts which result in constantly improving community relations.

As Community members, you should know that your city administration-including our city manager, mayor and city council-have made an uncompromising commitment to public safety in Dallas. I share this commitment and I encourage you to share with me your innovative ideas to improve our police services. Please feel free to contact me by email or phone with suggestions or comments.

I can be reached by office phone at 503-831-3516 or by email at tom.simpson@dallasor.gov

Tom Simpson
Chief of Police

Contact Us

  1. Tom Simpson
    Police Chief

    187 S.E. Court St.
    Dallas, OR 97338


    Ph: 503.831.3516
    503.623.7355 (TDD)
    503.831.3516 (24-hour dispatch)

    Fax: 503.623.7352
    Emergency: 9-1-1




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