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Stayton Police Department

The Stayton Police Department is a full-service police agency consisting of 13 sworn officers.   One full-time and three part-time civilians lead by Chief of Police, Rich Sebens.


Under Chief Sebens command, the Department is comprised of a Lieutenant, two Patrol Sergeants, a Detective, a School Resource Officer and eight Patrol Officers. The Department also employs one full-time and three part-time civilian employees who handle records, code enforcement and evidence responsibilities.

In addition to our paid staff, the Stayton Police Department has several dedicated volunteers. We have a reserve police officer program, volunteer office staff and volunteers who handle ordinance complaints.  The most popular members of the Department, however, have four legs. They are narcotics K-9 Brodie, and retired narcotics K-9 Dallas. We are fortunate to employ several highly trained officers with specialized skills, which include, but are not limited to:


  • Motor Patrol
  • Firearms Instructors
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations Instruction
  • ORPAT Instruction / Physical Fitness
  • Building Search Instruction
  • Force on Force Instruction
  • Taser Instruction
  • School Resource Officer
  • Standard Response Protocol Instruction (“I Love U Guys” Foundation)
  • K9 Handlers

The Stayton Police Department is proud to serve in community events throughout the year such as Coffee with a Cop, National Night Out, and the Junior Police Fishing Derby. During Summerfest our officers get wet participating in “Dunk a Cop," which raises money for our K-9 program.  


The Police Department is located at 386 N. 3rd Ave. with access to law enforcement 24 hours a day. Our records staff is available Monday-Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The office is closed between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. for lunch.


We are not equipped with a jail but do have a short term holding facility. Upon arrest, suspects are transported to the Marion County Jail located at 4000 Aumsville Hwy SE in Salem. If you have questions regarding an inmate’s status, please call the Marion County Jail at (503) 588-8595.


Our staff is always waiting to serve you. Please never hesitate to call us or stop by. We strive to provide excellent law enforcement services.   


Police Chief

Chief Rich Sebens


Chief Sebens began his career in law enforcement in 1998 for the City of Stayton as a Reserve Police Officer. In 1999 he was hired as a full-time officer and has served in many roles within the department including Patrol Officer, School Resource Officer, Patrol Sergeant, and Lieutenant. In 2008, he was promoted to Chief of Police. 


He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Communications from Western Baptist College (Corban University) and an Associates of Science degree in Fire Science Technology from Chemeketa Community College. In 2009, Chief Sebens graduated of the FBI National Academy and holds an Oregon Executive Police Officer Certificate from the Department of Public Safety and Standards. He serves as a member or the Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police, the International Association of Chiefs of Police as well the FBI National Academy Associates. Prior to working in Law Enforcement, Rich worked in the Fire Service and medical field. Rich lives in Stayton with his wife Carole. They have five kids and a Border Collie.

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