|On January 28, 2021, Captain Cal Mitts of the Coos Bay Police Department will retire after 25 years of service to the City of Coos Bay.
Captain Mitts graduated from Marshfield High School in 1988 and subsequently enlisted in the United States Army. There he served as an infantryman and M47 Dragon gunner, deployed for service in Operation Desert Storm. Having completed four years of exemplary service, Captain Mitts left the military and returned to his hometown, Coos Bay.
After working as a security officer at Marshfield High School, Captain Mitts began his Law Enforcement career in 1994 when he became a Reserve Police Officer for the Coos Bay Police Department. Captain Mitts was sworn in as a full time Police Officer in December of 1995. Captain Mitts was promoted to Sergeant in September of 2004. In 2008, he was promoted to Captain, where he would lead Patrol Operations until 2012. In 2012, he was chosen to lead the South Coast Interagency Narcotics Team as the Executive Director.
During his career with CBPD and SCINT, Captain Mitts has held the positions of Patrol Officer, Detective, Narcotics Detective, Firearms Instructor, Patrol Sergeant, Operations Captain, and Executive Director. He was also a member of the Coos County Emergency Response Team and the Coos County Major Crimes Team. Captain Mitts also served on the Women’s Safety and Resource Board of Directors.
Captain Mitts is a graduate of the Oregon Executive Development Institute and holds his Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and Supervisory Certificates with the Oregon Department of Safety Standards and Training.
Captain Mitts has been married for 29 years to his lovely wife Megan. Together they have two grown children and one grandson.
Please join me in wishing Captain Mitts a wonderful retirement and thanking him for 25 outstanding years of service to the City of Coos Bay!