A Word from Chief Gary McCullough
As a department, we are proud of the spirit of cooperation within our community and we are committed to working together to make certain that our community is a safe and pleasant place to live and work. The officers and staff of the Coos Bay Police Department are dedicated to the highest levels of integrity and professionalism and pledge to continue to work with the community to solve problems which affect the quality of life in Coos Bay.
Our police department is currently staffed with 38 employees that are each committed to providing the highest level of law enforcement services. We accomplish this through a variety of partnerships with the community and other service providers in the Coos Bay area. Our department values emphasize the importance of being leaders in the community and building relationships established on trust.
I invite you to become our 'partner' in the fight against crime and making Coos Bay a safe place to live, work and visit.
Together we can make a difference!
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Most Requested Forms
× How do I report an abandoned vehicle?
To report an abandoned vehicle, call the police non-emergency number at 541-269-8911 and provide the location, a description of the vehicle, length of time the vehicle has been at the location, and any other information that might assist the police.
× How do I obtain a police report?
You may come to the Coos Bay Police Department and request a copy of a police report in person, or you may put your request in writing. If you submit a written request, please include your name, date of birth, address, phone number, case number of report if known, payment (see fee schedule below), and a self-addressed stamped envelope to return the report to you. Fees must be paid at the City of Coos Bay Finance Dept. Copies of Police Investigative Reports are $10.00 per report, up to 10 pages and $.25 per page thereafter. Copies of Photo CD are $10 per disc. Copies of Audio Recordings are $25 per hour, with a minimum charge of $15.00. Copy of Video Recordings related to police investigations are $25 per copy.
× How do I claim my property held by the Coos Bay Police Department?
To claim your property, ensure you have needed paperwork and identification and then contact the Coos Bay Police Department in person or by phone at 541-269-8911 during regular business hours (Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm) and schedule a time to meet with the Coos Bay Police Department Property Technician.
Coos Bay Police Oganization & Staff
Police Department staff currently consists of the Chief of Police, Operations Captains, Administrative Sergeant, four Patrol Sergeants, twelve Patrol Officers, two Criminal Detectives and one Narcotics Detective. The Communications Division is comprised of two Supervisors and eight Dispatchers. Support staff includes one Records Supervisor, two Records Specialists, one part-time Evidence Custodian, one Code Enforcement Officer, and numerous volunteers.
The Criminal Detectives handle major crime investigations and are members of the Coos County District Attorney’s Major Incident Team. One Detective is assigned to the South Coast Interagency Narcotics Team (SCINT).
The Patrol Division provides twenty four hour a day, seven days a week, emergency response throughout the City. These officers are divided into four platoons and provide traditional police duties, as well as crime prevention and community problem solving services.
The Communications Division is one of Coos County’s two 9-1-1 Centers and provides police, fire and emergency medical dispatch for Coos Bay Police and Fire Departments, Coquille Tribal Police, Coquille City Police and Fire Departments.
The Support Services Division provides state and federal mandated archival record keeping duties, statistical analysis and dissemination of information. Staff assigned to Support Services works closely with the Courts, District Attorney’s Office and other law enforcement and public agencies to ensure information is collected and disseminated in accordance with State statutory requirements.
The Department’s Volunteer Group is made up of Reserve Police Officers and civilian volunteers. Typical duties range from working with sworn Police Officers on patrol to enforcing Disabled parking rules and regulations, enforcing special parking districts throughout the City and through a cooperative agreement in the City of North Bend.
Our agency continuously reviews the way we deploy resources to increase our ability to respond to community needs and advance the use of technology to enhance our efficiency and effectiveness. However, technology can never replace the value that you, as citizens, have in sharing information with your local law enforcement officers.
Report Internet crime and fraud.
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C). IC3 accepts online Internet crime complaints filed by the person who believes they were defrauded or filed by a third party to the complainant.
Internet crime is defined as any illegal activity involving one or more components of the Internet, such as websites, chat rooms, and/or email. Internet crime involves the use of the Internet to communicate false or fraudulent representations to consumers. These crimes may include, but are not limited to, advance-fee schemes, non-delivery of goods or services, computer hacking, or employment/business opportunity schemes. If you believe you are the victim of an Internet crime, or if you are aware of an attempted crime, you can file a complaint with IC3.
Report Graffiti - Get a $50 reward!
Coos Bay is going big on graffiti awareness and prevention, in fact they're going 3-D!
3 D's of Graffiti Prevention: Deter it, Document it, and Deal with it!
Take steps to prevent being a victim of graffiti vandalism.
- Light it up. Install motion sensor lighting to alert you to vandals and scare them away. Good lighting is one of the best deterrents! When asked, graffiti vandals admit their biggest fear is getting caught.
- Restrict access. The proper placement of entrances, exits, fencing, landscaping, and lighting discourage criminal activity. Incorporate natural deterrents, such as shrubs, thorny plants and vines to restrict vandal access. Make it as difficult for them as possible.
- Catch vandals in the act. If you own a home or business in a high graffiti area, consider investing in a motion activated camera. Cameras such as these can be strategically and discreetly located to capture photos of the vandals in the act. You can even pool resources with your neighbors and get a camera that can be shared among you.
Get the word out! Coos Bay is offering a $50 reward to anyone providing information which leads to the arrest and conviction of graffiti vandals.
If your property gets hit by graffiti vandals, or you see graffiti anywhere in the city, report it. Reporting graffiti is easy, takes about 5 minutes & could possibly entitle you to a $50 reward. As soon as you see graffiti, report it!
You'll need to know:
- Where the graffiti is located,
- When it occurred or you first discovered it,
- What the graffiti is (words, drawings, colors), and
- Who did it (if known), or the description of any suspects you may have.
- If you can, grab your camera or phone and take a few pictures so you can email them later.
Then call! You can call:
- Coos Bay Police non-emergency line, 541-269-8911
- Coos Stop Crime anonymous crime reporting hotline, 541-267-6666
Your report will remain anonymous, but if you provide your name and contact information you may get a reward!
IF YOU ARE A WITNESS TO GRAFFITI VANDALISM AS IT IS HAPPENING, DIAL 911. Please provide as much information as possible about the suspect and location.
Deal With It!
Remove graffiti promptly!
Graffiti sends the signal that nobody cares, attracting other forms of crime and street delinquency to the neighborhood.
Graffiti decreases a resident’s feeling of safety. Neighborhoods with graffiti see a decrease in property values and a loss of business growth and tourism because of the perception of blight. The appearance of graffiti is often perceived by residents and passers-by as a sign that a downward spiral has begun, even though this may not be true. Patrons of buildings, parks, or public facilities where graffiti vandalism has occurred may feel that if graffiti is tolerated, then other more serious crimes, such as theft and assault, may also go unchallenged.
While removing graffiti promptly may be difficult, studies show that removal within 24 to 48 hours results in a nearly zero rate of reoccurrence. Once graffiti is cleaned up, work to change the environment so that it does not occur again in that location. Crime prevention strategies such as changing lighting, landscape, and access to property are effective tools.
Graffiti is property vandalism. It’s not art, it’s not OK.