|Mark J. Miranda, Chief of Police||541.574.3348|
|Community Service Officer||541.265.4847|
|Tip Hotline (ability to leave voice message only)||541.574.5455|
|Lincoln County Jail|
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Frequently Asked Questions
|How do I get a copy of a police report?|
|Can you run a background check for me?|
|How do I know if someone is in jail?|
|How do I get my car out of impound?|
|Do I have a warrant?|
|How do I report an abandoned vehicle?|
|Can I get a patch from your Department?|
|Do you have a ride-along program?|
|How may I become a Police Volunteer?|
|How do I dispute a traffic or parking citation?|
|How may I contact a Patrol Officer?|
|How do I get a Concealed Handgun License?|
|How do I get my fingerprints taken?|
|May I build a fire on the beach?|
Forms and Documents
|Records Request Form|
|Taxi Driver Permit Application|
Citizens' Police Academy
The Newport Police Department holds its Citizens' Police Academy biennially in even numbered years. The Citizens' Police Academy provides an exciting opportunity for community members to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of the local law enforcement. Students will learn directly from our police personnel on such topics as Patrol Procedures, Criminal Investigations, Officer Safety & Defensive Tactics, Use of Deadly Force with a Firearms Training segment, Internal Affairs Investigations, and more. It is designed to give the participants an overview of the various aspects of the Newport Police Department's function and operational procedures.
The Academy is ten consecutive weeks, meeting every Tuesday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Applicants must be 16 years of age or older to attend the Citizens’ Academy. A background check will be done to confirm eligibility. Class size is limited to 25 participants. Acceptance is based upon qualifications and background. There is no cost to participate in the Citizens’ Academy. Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until the class is filled.
Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the Newport Police Department at 541-574-3348 to learn more.
Our most recent Citizens’ Police Academy began on April 19, 2016 and concluded on June 21, 2016.
Our next Academy will be held in the spring of 2018. More information and specific dates will be posted in the beginning of that year.
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