126 E Central Ave, Sutherlin, OR 97479

Mission & Goals



The Police Department's mission is to recommend to the City Council, the City Manager, and the people, the resources, preferred policing alternatives, policies and citizens' responsibilities needed to achieve a safe community. We strive to create a climate of mutual respect and partnership between the community and its citizens that helps achieve safety, justice and freedom for all people in Sutherlin. 


  • Ensure that the policies and procedures of the Sutherlin Police Department protect the civil rights abd liberties of everyone in Sutherlin.
  • Promote policing that respects and reflects Sutherlin's rich culture and diversity.
  • Increase communications, understanding and trust between people, neighborhoods, other agencies and police.
  • Provide fair opportunities for the public and criminal justice professionals to comment and participate in the commission's work, recognizing the interconnectedness of the criminal justice system.