On Tuesday, August 7th over 500 Lincoln City community residents and visitors gathered at Kirtsis Park for an evening of family fun and community interaction. This was Lincoln City’s first annual National Night Out, hosted by Lincoln City Parks and Recreation Department. The Lincoln City Police Department and other organizations came together for this community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood fellowship. This fun friendly event included live music, food, games, bounce houses, dunk tank and much more. A big thank you to everyone that came out to show the strength and unity of our community.
City Manager, Ron Chandler and Senior Accountant, Scott Morgan, along with other City Staff were interrupted from their meeting when a minor car accident occurred in front of City Hall Thursday afternoon. Mr. Chandler and Mr. Morgan saw the accident from a 3rd floor window. They ran out to help and quickly began removing debris from the street and were joined by two young men that helped them push the vehicle off of Hwy 101 and restore the flow of traffic in no time. The Lincoln City Police Department arrived within minutes along with the Public Works Department and helped to resolve the accident.
On December 8th, two of Lincoln City’s own officers graduated from the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) 372nd Basic Police Class. Erik Anderson and K.C Claunts were among the graduates.
Officers Erik Anderson and K.C. Claunts joined the Lincoln City Police Department on May 15th, 2017 and entered the training program on August 14th, 2017.
The program is a 16-week training course that consists of report writing, tactics, pedestrian safety, firearms, ethics, elder abuse, drug recognition, cultural diversity, and many other aspects an officer could potentially encounter. During this time the graduates were tested both physically and academically.
On behalf of Lincoln City we congratulate and thank you both for your continued dedication and commitment to your community.
You can find more information about the Lincoln City Police Department at www.lincolncity.org/index.asp?SEC=6FD65D2A-4A24-416D-A602-11C6FA3B. Stay up to date on Facebook at https://http://www.facebook.com/lincolncitypolice.
The City of Lincoln City received a Bronze Safety Award at the League of Oregon Cities annual conference last week.
CIS (CityCounty Insurance Services) presented the award to City Councilor Susan Wahlke.
CIS safety awards are based on a Total Time-Loss-Index rating known as DART (Days Away, Restrictions and Transfers). DART was created by OR-OSHA and is based on trends of more that 200,000 employee hours – and if those injuries and illnesses were severe enough to warrant Days Away, Restrictions and Transfers.
The benchmark for a city to qualify for a Bronze award is to amass at least 55,000 total work hours before a loss time injury occurs to an employee.