News

Posted on: June 26, 2020

Protect Your Pets from the Heat

Eugene Police Department patrol car arriving at headquarters

With temperatures increasing, Eugene Animal Services is urging people to not leave their pets unattended inside a vehicle, even for a just few minutes. Temperatures inside a vehicle can rise quickly, easily causing an animal to experience heat stroke or b...

Read on...

2020 - News - Police
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Eugene Police Department: Accountability in 2020

Eugene Police officer on a motorcycle

Eugene Police Department: Accountability in 2020

Message from Chief Chris Skinner:

The community is fully engaged in the events we’ve been going through since the last week of May 2020. In our profession, which we have chosen to serve our communit...

Read on...

2020 - News - Police
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Uptick in illegal fireworks this year

FIreworks

The weight of illegal fireworks seized for both Friday and Saturday was 235 pounds. No citations were issued. The majority of the calls were cleared with information and education provided and people advised. The majority of public contact was a positive ...

Read on...

2020 - News - Police
Posted on: July 8, 2020

SCU welcomes newest member, K9 Jack

Eugene Police Department officer and K9

K9 Jack is a drug detection K9, and has recently completed a substantial amount of training with his partner, Officer Joe Kidd. They have completed testing and are now certified by the Oregon Police Canine Association and assigned to the Street Crimes Uni...

Read on...

2020 - News - Police
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Please be aware of increase in gift card scams

Eugene Police Department vehicle

Over the last couple weeks, community service officers have noticed an increase in gift card scams where the caller had misrepresented themselves as someone from a tech company like Apple, Google, or Amazon, and scammed the victim into purchasing hundreds...

Read on...

2020 - News - Police