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Reserve Officer DeLeone
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New Reserve Officers Graduate Academy - Already serving the Redmond community (Photo) - 11/13/17

Redmond, OR -- Typically when a high school auditorium is filled with law enforcement officers, it may not be a good thing. However, on Thursday, November 9, the massive police presence where there to see thirteen Reserve Police Officers and Reserve Deputy Sheriffs graduated from the Central Oregon Reserve Academy. They were supported by several family and friends.

The graduation last week is the capstone of training which started in February. Reserve Officers and Deputies, when acting in their official capacity, have the same powers as a full-time police officer or deputy. Reserves are an essential part of our law enforcement community and represent some of the best Central Oregon has to offer. Reserve Officers and Deputies are volunteers and do not receive compensation for their time spent away from their families protecting us. While many Reserves have a desire to make law enforcement a career, just as many do not and merely desire to give back to where they live.

Redmond Police had three Reserve Officers graduate, Officer Kaczmarek, Officer Zimmerman, and Officer DeLeone. Officer Kaczmarek was selected by his peers as the winner of the Peer Group Award. This award goes to the individual that displays outstanding professionalism by demonstrating an exceptional attitude and achievement in leadership, academics, health & fitness, and survival skills.

Redmond Police Chief Dave Tarbet was the keynote speaker, providing words of wisdom and some career insight.

The Redmond Police Department accepts Reserve Officer applications on a year-round basis. Testing is held in early fall, with selections made in November. In February each year, a new academy begins. The academy is attended by Reserve Officers and Deputies from all Central Oregon law enforcement agencies.

If you are interested in applying, please contact the Redmond Police Department business office by calling 541-504-3400, or visit our webpage by going here:

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Redmond Police To Participate in "No Shave November" (Photo) - 11/08/17

REDMOND, OREGON - On November 1, the Redmond Police Department started to shelve the shaving cream and cap their razors to participate in "No Shave November." "No Shave November" was started as a way to show support for those affected by cancer and bring awareness to various cancer programs. Proceeds will benefit St. Charles Cancer Center Survivorship program.

Again this year, the department has partnered with the St. Charles Cancer Center Survivorship Program as the recipient of the donations raised by our efforts. Redmond Police employees have seen firsthand the effects of cancer. Some have lost friends or family members to cancer; others have friends or family who are currently fighting cancer. "No Shave November" is just one small way we can give back to those fighting this disease.

If you wish to donate to the "No Shave November" event, you can bring cash or check donations to the police department (checks to be made out to St. Charles Foundation C/O Survivorship Program).

Progress pictures of those employees who agreed to participate will periodically be posted on our Facebook page at The Redmond Police department would like to extend its appreciation to those who are participating in "No Shave November" and to those who have pledged donations to support those in our community who are fighting this disease.

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Tip from Public Leads to Arrest of Suspect - 10/26/17

Redmond, OR -- On August 22, Redmond Police took a report of a stolen ATV, and on August 24 turned to the public for help through Crime Stoppers. On October 9, a person with information came forward and identified the suspect as Tyler Shinkle, and informed us he was currently in jail in Jefferson County.

A Redmond Police Officer was able to confirm Mr. Shinkle was the suspect. Tyler Shinkle, 25 years of age, and a Prineville resident was arrested for Theft in the First Degree, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Burglary Tools, and Criminal Mischief. After the arrest, he remained in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail. The ATV has not been recovered. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the stolen ATV is encouraged to contact RPD or Crime Stoppers. You can view the previous story and look at a picture of the ATV by going to this page:

Your Redmond Police Department works diligently to hold accountable those who do harm in our city, recover stolen property, and to make Redmond the safest community in Oregon. Partnering with the public to accomplish this vision is essential. Thank you for your continued support, we cannot do it without you.