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Vehicle Impounds | Speaker's Bureau | Citizen's Police Academy


Although the Roseburg Police Department Reserve Police Officer Program is currently inactive and not accepting applications, Umpqua Community College is still conducting their Police Officer Reserve Academy.  Please follow the attached link for information on attending the Police Reserve Academy at Umpqua Community College.



The police department established the Volunteers In Police Service or VIPS program in 1994. The goal of the VIPS program was to augment the police department's service to the community and do it at little or no cost. Click here to learn more


The department extends an open invitation to citizens, persons connected with city government, and the news media to visit the department or ride with a patrol officer as an observer.

These requests must have Watch Commander approval. A ride-along application must be completed prior to approving the ride-along. Patrol observation rides are a maximum 4-hour duration. Observers are limited to one ride per calendar year.

Juvenile observers must be at least 16 years of age and must have a parent or guardian signature prior to consideration. We ask that you submit an application at least one week in advance of your desired observation date. You will be contacted by telephone to confirm whether or not there is a vacancy for the date and time you have selected .

Citizen Ride Along Application Form


Fingerprinting for employment and other purposes is done at the Roseburg Police Department by appointment only.

Please call between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to schedule an appointment. There is a $10.00 charge for the first print card and $1.00 for each additional card, per person.

The individual being fingerprinted must provide adequate identification such as a driver's license, passport, or other government issued photo ID. Other local law enforcement agencies may also provide this service. Please check local phone listings to contact them.


Reports of completed police investigations are available Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm. Cases that have been referred to the District Attorney's office must be cleared by that office before the report can be released.

Generally, there is a $5.00 processing fee per case number.

Reports may also be requested by mail by sending a check or money order for $5.00 to:


Impounded vehicles can be released between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Required paperwork to be presented at the time of release includes:

  • Proof of insurance
  • Current DMV proof of ownership such as a current title. (a bill of sale or signed off title is not acceptable)
  • Valid driver's license

A $100.00 administrative fee is due before the vehicle will be released.


Members of the police department can make presentations on a variety of subjects ranging from bike safety to crime prevention.

If you would like to arrange for a talk, please contact the Community Resources sergeant at (541) 492-6760 during business hours. It's helpful if you have a date and time in mind, and the age and number of people in the audience.


The Roseburg Police Department has a long history of working with citizens to solve problems in the community. This police - citizen interaction began when Lee Rodenberger, Roseburg's first Marshall, deputized citizens to assist him in making an arrest.

We are proud to continue the tradition begun by Marshall Rodenberger. Currently, citizens of all age groups volunteer to assist and work with the police department.

The Roseburg Police Department, in cooperation with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and Umpqua Community College conduct a Citizen's Police Academy each spring. The class is typically ten weeks long, with one weeknight session per week and three Saturday classes. This academy gives citizens the opportunity to learn, first hand, about law enforcement in their community.

Students will receive training in patrol functions, traffic enforcement, use of force, firearms, criminal investigations, defensive tactics, courtroom trial procedures, narcotics investigations, police officer recruitment, emergency communications, the jail system and DUII enforcement.

Instructors for these classes are officers from the Roseburg Police Department and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. These instructors bring over one hundred years of law enforcement experience to the class and will answer questions at each training session.

The Citizen's Law Enforcement Academy is not intended to make the student into a police officer, it is intended to give the student a better understanding of how law enforcement works in this community.

Applications for the Citizen's Law Enforcement Academy are available as a PDF at the bottom of this page. Completed applications should be returned to the Roseburg Police Department, Attention Sgt. Eichenbusch. Applications are accepted during the months of January and February. Classes are typically held during March, April and May. College credit from U.C.C. is available for this class.

Please feel free to contact Sgt. Klopfenstein at 541-492-6760 with any questions about the Citizen's Academy.