Bill would put more state troopers on Oregon’s highways

An Oregon State Police car (Courtesy/Wikimedia Commons).

Parts of Oregon with sparse police presence could see more state troopers on the highway under a bill advancing through the Legislature.

If passed, Senate Bill 1545 would put hundreds more state troopers on the state’s highways over the next decade. During a committee hearing on the proposal last week, State Police Superintendent Travis Hampton told lawmakers that Oregon . . .

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