Department Awards

Safety Advocate Award for Looking Beyond the Traffic Ticket

2009 Looking Beyond the Ticket Traffic Safety AwardIn October 2009, the Hermiston Police Department was recognized at the 2009 Oregon Transportation Safety Conference with the Safety Advocate Award for Looking Beyond the Traffic Ticket.  The award came after partnerships were formed with Larry Campbell, owner of Campbell Motors in Hermiston, and KEPR television in Tri Cities, Washington in/with the creation of a public safety announcement on speeding vehicles in the Hermiston area.

As written by the Transportation Safety Division about the Hermiston Police Department, “In addition to the many traffic safety programs they are involved in, they also are constantly thinking outside the box to try and create ways to provide for their safety of motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians in their community.  Working with KEPR in Tri-Cities, they developed this PSA to address the speeding issue on the I-395 corridor. Officer Scott Clark from the Hermiston Police Department is the star of the production.”

2006 IACP iXP Leadership in Technology Award Winner

Tech AwardOn Behalf of IACP President Mary Ann Viverette and the IACP Technology Coordination Panel, we would like to formally acknowledge the 2006 IACP-iXP Excellence in Technology Award Winners. After an exhaustive and highly competitive review of applications submitted from around the world, the following agencies have been identified as the best in the following competitive category.

Innovation in Information Technology

  • Chicago (IL) Police Department - Large Agency Division
  • Fort Bragg (VA) Provost Marshal Office - Medium Agency Division
  • Hermiston(OR) Police Department - Small Agency Division
  • Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments - Regional Division

National Sheriffs Association 2008 National Award For Excellence in Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch AwardPresented to: Hermiston Police Department

Most Exemplary Neighborhood Watch Program

In 2007, Hermiston Police Department worked with representatives from numerous agencies on 111 projects in the Hermiston area. A notable event is the annual National Night Out celebration in which we sponsored 25 organized parties consisting of some 900 people. The office of crime prevention also cleaned up 117 locations plagued with graffiti. The Crime Prevention Officer gave 67 presentation raging from drug awareness, gangs, bicycle safety, gun safety, CPTED, identity theft, ect. The Crime Prevention Officer also facilitated monthly meetings where members from each Neighborhood Watch Group and the general public can meet with City and Department leaders. This open forum allows for concerns to be raised and questions answered.


DUII AwardRecognized the Hermiston Police Department


In the calendar year 2004 the Hermiston Police Department took a proactive approach in reducing the incidents of impaired driving in the City of Hermiston by our general deterrence efforts as well as our prevention efforts with a 134% increase in DUII arrest, adding a Drug Recogniton Expert to Patrol Staffing, DARE Officer conducted over 30 hours of educational training in the schools, School Resource Officers conducted over 30 hours of training on the dangers of consuming any alcohol to both Middle School and High School aged children, Held Eleven Community Watch Meetings, News Releases and the utilization of a DUII Grant which allowed 250 hours of DUII enforcement in the City of Hermiston.