Eugene Police welcomes aboard Deputy Chief Stacy Jepson today,
April 1, 2019.
According to Chief Chris Skinner, “It is with great pleasure that
I am announcing our new Deputy Chief Stacy Jepson. Deputy Chief Jepson and I
have worked together in the past and she is one of the best police officers I
have encountered. She cares deeply for her teammates and will be a great
addition to what we are trying to build. Stacy knows our local communities
quite well, having been born in Eugene and growing up through high school in
Deputy Chief Jepson has a notable 23 years of experience
encompassing many different areas of policing. She comes to Eugene from
Hillsboro Police Department. During her tenure there, Jepson moved up the ranks
from police officer, to sergeant, lieutenant and then commander of patrol
operations. Jepson has a strong operational background and has been
instrumental in building teams such as Street Crimes, Interagency Gang
Enforcement Team, and the regional TriMet team.
Before working for Hillsboro, Jepson worked for 19 months as a
police officer for Sherwood Police Department in Oregon. She went to school at
Western Oregon University where she played basketball and later coached, and
Lane Community College where she was on the basketball team.