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Meet the Support Services Captain

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The Support Services Division is dedicated to the men and women who are employed by the Bend Police Department.


We are a highly motivated and forward thinking team who are not afraid to challenge the status quo. The profession of law enforcement is evolving at a fast pace. We acknowledge and embrace the challenge of adapting to the needs of our community.

We understand the complexity of policing in today's society and the impact is has on those within the profession. To that end we vow to support the health and wellbeing of each individual who wears the uniform of the Bend Police Department. We believe in a holistic approach to officer wellness.  A fit officer, both physically and mentally, is of vital importance to insure they are prepared to complete the multifaceted work of a law enforcement officer.

We believe every day is a training day. We never stop learning or growing.  Our community expects a high level of excellence from its officers and we are committed to providing them with the best.


Captain Cory Darling


Captain Cory Darling currently serves with the Bend Police Department. He has over 28 years of law enforcement service and has been Captain over Patrol, Investigations and Support Services/Training. Cory has also served numerous special assignments, including: 5 years with Narcotics Investigations for the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team (CODE) and 16 years with Central Oregon Emergency Response Team (SWAT) serving as Entry Team Leader, Sniper, and Team Commander. Throughout his career, Cory has also served in Detectives, Street Crimes, as a Motor Officer, Firearms Instructor, Integrated Use of Force Instructor and as a Field Training Officer.

Cory holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy class 237. He also has served or currently holds positions as Past President of the Oregon Tactical Officers Association (OTOA), Past Vice President of the Oregon Narcotics Officers Association (ONEA), Past Central Oregon Police Chaplaincy Board Member, Current Oregon Association Chiefs of Police (OACP) liaison for the Oregon Terrorism Information Threat Analysis Network (TITAN) Fusion Center, Current Vice President of the Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation, Current Chair of the Deschutes County Crisis Intervention (CIT) Steering Committee, Current National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI).

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