Chief of Police - Rob Wurpes

Police-Chief-Rob-WurpesIn October 2017, members of the Wilsonville City Council welcomed new Police Chief Rob Wurpes, a Lieutenant with the Clackamas County Sheriff ’s Office (CCSO) that the City contracts with for law-enforcement services. Chief Wurpes has 18 years of experience with CCSO as a public information officer, police chief for the former City of Damascus and currently with the inter-agency Tri-Met police task force.

I am fortunate to have been granted the opportunity to serve the community of Wilsonville. It is a very special place which has grown, and continues to grow into a beautiful city – aptly nick-named the tree city. To match its beauty, Wilsonville also has a rich history with ties to the grandson of Daniel Boone settling here the mid 1800’s.

As an agency we greatly value our citizens’ continued support for the men and women of the Wilsonville Police Department. We understand earning and keeping the public’s trust requires that we always act honorably in accordance with our oath, and be accountable for our decisions and actions. We commit to these principles and adhere to our core values: Honesty, Courage, and Justice. 

Our mission is to preserve life, uphold the law, prevent crime, hold offenders accountable, and promote safety while collaborating with our community members and leadership to identify crime problems and craft innovative, adaptable solutions.  Our public safety team consists of 19 sworn officers and 1 professional staff member. This includes 10 patrol officers, one School Resource Officer (SRO), two traffic officers, one detective, and 3 sergeants. To further serve you, our partnership with the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office provides access to a wide variety of professional support services. 

As your Chief of Police, I will continue to listen to the needs of the community, monitor trends, provide leadership, and maintain partnerships with the public and other public safety organizations. 

-Robert Wurpes, Chief of Police