AIC Deputy Chief
AIC Deputy Chief Shawn Adams has a notable 27 years of experience encompassing many different areas of policing. Deputy Chief Adams came to Eugene from the Salem Police Department, initially as a captain before becoming AIC deputy chief. During his tenure at Salem Police Department, Adams moved up the ranks from police officer, to corporal, then sergeant, and has spent 11 years serving as a lieutenant. Adams has a strong operational background and impressive resume. Of special note: the numerous years he has served as the Emergency Operations group commander. This operations group consists of SWAT, CNT, Explosives Disposal Unit, and Rapid Deployment unit teams. He has also served in the Criminal Investigations Division, overseeing person and property crimes, gang enforcement and their crime lab. Then-Captain Adams joined EPD on November 18, 2019, and was assigned to the Investigations Division. In 2022, he became AIC deputy chief.
Captain Billy Halvorson
Captain Billy Halvorson has more than 24 years of local policing experience. Halvorson came to the Eugene Police Department in January 2020, following 22 years with the Lane County Sheriff’s Office. While at the Lane County Sheriff’s Office, Halvorson served in both Corrections and Patrol as a deputy, promoted to patrol sergeant for five years and eventually to lieutenant for three years, serving as both a patrol lieutenant and corrections lieutenant. Halvorson served within a variety of roles at the Sheriff’s Office, including 12 years as the lead major collision reconstructionist; oversight of all sections of the Patrol Division; and manager of multiple special staffing contracts with the State of Oregon, Bureau of Land Management, and Cities of Creswell and Veneta. He also assumed lead roles in county-wide disaster mitigation and event management such as area floods, ice storms, wildfires and the law enforcement presence and response around the Oregon Country Fair. Halvorson started with the Eugene Police Department as an officer on January 3, 2020, was promoted to lieutenant on November 22, 2020 and to captain on June 19, 2022. Halvorson is currently assigned to the Operations Support Division.
Captain Doug Mozan
Captain Doug Mozan has been employed with the Eugene Police Department for 28 years, and was promoted to patrol captain on June 22, 2022. During his career at the Eugene Police Department, Mozan has gained experience in the Patrol Division as an officer, field training officer and moved up the ranks to police sergeant, patrol watch commander, then spent the last 12 years serving as a lieutenant.
He has served in a variety of assignments, including the University of Oregon campus detail, Background Investigations, SWAT and Street Crimes. He has managed several ad-hoc/specials teams, including Major Collision Investigations, Airport Team, Traffic Safety Unit, Downtown Team and Community Engagement Team. He also worked for two years in Internal Affairs.
Captain Mozan introduced the ALICE method of active shooter survival to the Eugene/Springfield area as a program manager for the School Resource Officers and started a number of noteworthy programs both internally and citywide that still exist.
Mozan is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and Senior Management Institute for Police. He has been married to his wife, Barbara, since 1997 and they have three adult children. Mozan speaks Spanish fluently and enjoys playing piano and fishing in his off time.
9-1-1 Communications Division Manager
Division Manager, Pam Collett was hired as a dispatcher by our department and quickly progressed to coach/field training officer and then lead specialist, promoted to communications supervisor in 1990. Throughout her career with us, she regularly instructed on our behalf at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training and was one of the foundational curriculum developers and instructors in what is now known as the Basic Telecommunicator Academy. In 2001, Collett was offered a full-time position with DPSST as the telecommunications program manager, where she coordinated public safety training for all disciplines throughout the state. She was also responsible for the Emergency Medical Dispatch Program, Field Training Manuals for Police, Parole and Probation, Corrections and 911 and the Field Training & Evaluation Program. During her time at DPSST, Pam worked very closely with 911 across the state and region on best practices and training and facilitated the development of the first Oregon-based Tactical Dispatch Academy and Training Program. Pam returned to us in a communications operations manager position, reporting to the Technical Services division manager. Since coming back, Collette became a member of the DPSST Policy Board, the DPSST Curriculum Committee and the Training Committee (former committee chair) for Association of Public Safety Communications Officials. Collett grew up in Eugene and attended the University of Oregon as a journalism major and also attended the Oregon Executive Development Institute. Collett was promoted to division manager and is responsible for the Central Lane 911 Center, and our department’s technology team.
Finance and Administration Division Manager
Division Manager Tim Schuck heads the Finance and Administration Division at the Eugene Police Department. He began his career at EPD in February of 2011 as a service improvement analyst working in the Office of the Chief. He later became the Crime Analysis Unit manager, which has played an integral part in our data-led policing efforts. Schuck is a member of the City of Eugene Investment Advisory Board as well as a member of the City’s Deferred Compensation Committee. He was awarded Eugene Police Department’s Civilian Employee of the Year Award in 2012. Prior to joining EPD, Schuck was an administrator for a local utility and prior to that he was a manager at a high-tech manufacturing company. He earned a master’s degree in business administration as well as a bachelor’s degree in management from Northwest Christian University.
Public Information Director
Public Information Director Melinda McLaughlin, APR, has been Eugene Police Department’s public information director since 2006 and is a member of its senior staff. McLaughlin blends 35 years of media and accredited public relations work with more than a decade of service as a Lane County Sheriff’s Office reserve patrol deputy. With a background in broadcast journalism, McLaughlin has worked news media, public relations, advertising, intergovernmental relations, crisis communications, emergency communications, social media, digital production, fundraising, and market research. Her career spans business, media, not-for-profits, professional world-ranked motor sports as a racer and a columnist, PR agency work and government service. At one point, McLaughlin worked simultaneously as the sole public information officer for two county governments. McLaughlin attended the University of Oregon’s Robert D. Clark Honors College, and graduated from the UO with a B.A. in Journalism in 1984. She was named a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow and Springfield-Twin Rivers Rotarian of the Year 1998-1999. McLaughlin has instructed at FEMA’s Advanced Public Information Officers Course in Maryland.
Strategic Initiatives Manager
Klaree Boose, PhD, is the acting strategic initives manager in the Office of the Chief. Boose began her career at EPD in April of 2020 as the Records Unit manager in the Operations Support Division, where she worked to improve the unit’s structural efficiencies and established the department’s Public Records Office. Boose is a member of the City of Eugene’s Community Safety Steering Committee and has served as EPD’s team lead on the City’s Community Safety Initiative Metrics Team. Prior to working at EPD, Boose taught in the Department of Anthropology and the Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon. She has volunteered for numerous nonprofit organizations, including serving as executive director, president and advisor. Boose earned a doctorate and master’s in biological anthropology from the University of Oregon.