Chief's Office

Welcome from Chief Kerns

Welcome to the Eugene Police Department. This website is intended to help you learn about our department and its services, to provide information that can keep you safer at home and about town, and to provide opportunities for community feedback on how we can serve you better.

The Eugene Police Department strives to provide the highest quality of professional police services to the vibrant community of Eugene, Oregon. We encourage members of our community to become involved in our efforts to prevent crime and to solve issues of concern regarding our policies and services. We know that building and maintaining the community's trust is a vital element of effective policing in our city.

About Our Webpages

You are invited to use this website to learn more about how you can help make every neighborhood in our city a great place to live, work and visit. The police department works in close partnership with community members, city government leaders and other law enforcement agencies to attain this goal.

As you explore the site, you will find not only information about how the many units of the Eugene Police Department serve our community, but also neighborhood crime data, crime prevention tips, information about major incidents and special events, and how to get involved with the police department as an employee or volunteer. EPD is a diverse organization continually looking for qualified applicants interested in a uniquely exciting and rewarding career.

These are only a few of the resources currently available online — I hope you will take the time to explore them all. We have ambitious plans for this site, and I invite you to return often to watch it develop.

Thank you for your continuing support of the Eugene Police Department. With the ongoing commitment and partnership of our city’s residents and business owners, we can provide the quality policing services you deserve.


Pete Kerns
Chief of Police

Recent Messages

For the most up to date messages from Chief Kerns, please see the Message from the Chief.