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MESSAGE FROM THE CAPTAIN
The Patrol Division is responding to a wide range of service requests with the expanding diversity of our Central Oregon community. Regardless of the type of service call, our team is continuously striving to succeed in fulfilling our department mission, “To Protect and Serve.” In doing so, the men and women of the Bend Police Department actively engage the public as partners and active members of our collective, solution-oriented team. Every day, our officers are seizing unique opportunities to serve our community and each other in small and essential ways. This includes focusing on building strong relationships with our citizens by involving youth and adults in non-enforcement projects, and by visiting schools and youth programs, veteran programs, senior centers, business visits, deploying downtown foot patrols and much more.
Our dedicated City of Bend Police Officers and Community Service Officers help create a more safe community by addressing criminal issues through investigations and related arrests, traffic enforcement, animal control and other law enforcement activities. Our patrol teams include the units of field service patrol, traffic, community response team, problem oriented policing and community service officers.
Thank you for letting us serve you on a daily basis.
Captain Paul Kansky
Captain Paul Kansky started his career as a Portland Police Bureau Reserve Officer in 1992. Later, he was hired by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy in 1995 before finding his way to Central Oregon law enforcement. In Bend, he began working as a Patrol Deputy for the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.
The City of Bend Police Department hired Captain Kansky in 2000, where he has held positions in patrol and investigations. He promoted to sergeant and later to lieutenant, serving in the Investigations, Narcotics, Administrative and Patrol divisions. Captain Kansky has investigated a wide array of crimes ranging from robbery, assault, sex crimes and homicide. He has also been privileged to be a member of the firearms and field training instruction teams. Captain Kansky also served as a regional SWAT member from 1999, resigning as Team Commander in 2015 to assume expanding demands as patrol captain.
As captain, his service has included criminal investigations working with department detectives, information technology and budget. He is currently serving as the Patrol Division Commander.
Captain Kansky holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Western Oregon University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
When not serving with the men and women of Bend Police Department and the community in a professional capacity, Captain Kansky can be found encouraging and cheering on his children in their competitive swimming events around the region.