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For non-emergencies calls for service dial Douglas County Communications at 541-440-4471.   For all other business 8am-5pm, Monday - Friday call 541-459-2211

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Sutherlin Public Safety Services in the 21st Century

Police & Fire Departments
*Service, Professionalism, & Dedication*
“Serving our Community with Pride”

Public Safety Director and Chief of Police & Fire, Kirk M. Sanfilippo

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A Message from Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police & Fire, Kirk M. Sanfilippo
There will be additional changes at the Sutherlin Department of Public Safety effective March 1, 2017. The following is a brief update on the City of Sutherlin Department of Public Safety - Police, Fire & Administrative Services.

As many community members are aware, on July 1, 2015, the City of Sutherlin began providing Fire Service to the community by once again having our own City of Sutherlin Fire Department.  In looking at the efficiency of the administrative and operational structure of the Police, Fire & Administrative services components of the Police and Fire Departments, the City has established one integrated Department of Public Safety. There will be three “services” within this department: Police, Fire and Administration. This allows for one centralized administrator (the Director of Public Safety) to oversee the Police, Fire & Administrative services of both disciplines in an effort to avoid redundancy in expenses and the need for additional full time staff. This public safety model is not new and can be found elsewhere in Oregon and in other states. As we move forward, we will continue to look for opportunities to reduce redundancy and costs when possible.

These changes first started with the Sutherlin Fire Service component as part of the Department of Public Safety.  Fire Services had one full time Fire Chief, one Assistant Fire Chief, and one Fire Captain.  As of January 1, 2017, we have reorganized and there will be three Deputy Fire Chiefs (Avery Hazzard, Lon Dragt, & Dan McCormick) assigned to three distinctive areas of responsibility at Sutherlin Fire. These areas are Administration, Training, & Equipment and Infrastructure.  All three will share equally the Fire Operations component of fire service delivery and rotate the “On Call” status weekly, thereby all realizing experience and development as the “Command Officer in Charge.” Once every six months their area of responsibility will rotate, thus creating a well-rounded Deputy Fire Chief with redundancy and professional growth in mind. This will also allow for no single point of failure in our Fire Service mission. The Sutherlin Fire Service currently has three full time Deputy Chiefs along with an annual average of 10 to 12 Volunteer Fire Fighters. We are also in the process of cross training other City of Sutherlin employees as Fire Fighters to enhance our fire service capability and mission. More will be discussed about this in a future update.

Effective March 1, 2017, Police Services  will be re-organized and the current two Police Sergeants (Justin Marquis and Troy Mills) will be re-titled to Police Lieutenants in order to more closely mirror a Public Safety model and better align with the rank structure that exists in both the Police and Fire Service.  These two Lieutenants will share equally in the Police Operations component of the service delivery, and oversee Administration, Training & Equipment and Infrastructure.  Additionally, both will be cross certified as a Fire Fighter I in the State of Oregon, and they will continue to rotate the “On Call” status during the week, thereby realizing experience and development as the “Command Officer in Charge.”  These Lieutenants will continue to rotate every three months thus creating a well-rounded Police Lieutenant with redundancy and professional growth in mind. This will also allow for no single point of failure in our Police Service mission. The Sutherlin Police Service currently has thirteen full time sworn Police Officers and one Reserve Police Officer.

The Administrative Services Police Office Supervisor (Gayla Holley) will be re-titled to the Public Safety Office Supervisor and will oversee records and administration for both the Police and Fire Services. This Public Safety Office Supervisor will also oversee two full time staff in the area of Code Enforcement, and Records, one part time Municipal Court Clerk, and other part time employees.

Our Sutherlin Department of Public Safety is proud to provide premier public safety services to the Sutherlin community, and policing services to our contract city of Oakland. I ( would enjoy hearing from community members if anyone wishes to provide the public safety department with feedback. The Sutherlin Fire Service direct business phone number is (541) 459-1394, and the Sutherlin Police & Administrative Service direct phone number is (541) 459-2211.

Without the support of the Sutherlin City Council and the City Manager, we could not have realized and enjoyed the level of success that exists today.  We will continue to focus on building community support, trust and goodwill as we move forward with our public safety mission. We believe in service, professionalism, dedication and will continue serving our community with pride.

To receive emergency Police, Fire or Medical Aid services please dial 911.  For non-emergency services please dial (541) 440-4471.

We thank you and please contact us if we can be of service.

 Kirk M. Sanfilippo
Director of Public Safety
February 26, 2017


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The Sutherlin Police Department will be closed on Thursday, July 27th 2017 to enable carpet to be installed. We will be taking phone calls as usual but we will be unable to use the front office area as well as the computers and phones in those areas. We will resume normal business hours on Friday, July 28th 2017. Thank you for your understanding and patience. If you have an emergency please dial 911. If you need to speak to an officer regarding non-emergency issues please contact Douglas County Dispatch at 541-440-4471.


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FOR OTHER POLICE BUSINESS CALL PLEASE 541-459-2211 BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8AM - 5PM - MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. The Sutherlin Police Department non-emergency line rolls over to Douglas County Communications after hours and on weekends.  The non-emergency direct line to Douglas County Communications/ 911 Center is 541-440-4471. 

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