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Chief Mark J. Miranda has been a member of the law enforcement community for over forty years.  He was appointed as Chief of Police for the Newport, Oregon Police Department in March 2003.  He started his full time career with the Tucson, Arizona Police Department, and has been a member of several Oregon law enforcement agencies over the past thirty years.  He also retired from the United States Coast Guard Reserve as a Senior Chief Petty Officer.

Chief Mark J. MirandaChief Miranda holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Oregon University.  He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Oregon Executive Development Institute and holds Police Executive certification in the State of Oregon.

Chief Miranda has been married for 37 years to Sheri, a Tucson native.  They have one son who is a patrol deputy with the King County, Washington Sheriff’s Office.

Chief Miranda is involved in several local, state-wide, and national organizations.  He participates in the Newport Chamber of Commerce activities, and is Past President of the Newport Rotary Club. Chief Miranda has been a member of the Lincoln County Partnership Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (PAADA). He is also the Past Chair of the Board for the Childrens’ Advocacy Center of Lincoln County.  He is the Secretary for the Oregon Region of the International Police Association, and is past Treasurer for the Oregon Executive Development Institute.  He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and is Past President of the Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police.  Chief Miranda is a past Crime Prevention Association of Oregon Board Member, where he held the position of Treasurer.