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The Oregon Association of Cold Case Investigators was formed in 2018 with a mission to build a network of investigators throughout the state. To join OCCIA, click the link and choose a Subchapter Membership.  
If you have questions or would like informational material, please email the association President or business@opoa.info.

Thank you for your interest and organizational support.

The mission of the Oregon Cold Case Investigators Association is to collaborate, build, and sustain a network of investigators throughout the State of Oregon by enhancing communication and training for cold cases.

OCCIA
A Message From Your President
OCCIA

President Megan Townsend
Hillsboro Police Dept.

Greetings!

My name is Megan Townsend and I am a Detective with the Hillsboro Police Department and the current president of the Oregon Cold Case Investigators Association (OCCIA).

The mission of OCCIA is to collaborate, build, and sustain a network of investigators throughout the State of Oregon by enhancing communication and training for cold cases.  We are excited to offer modern and comprehensive training specifically tailored to address the unique challenges of cold case investigations. 

As we continue our dedicated efforts to solve cold cases and bring closure to families affected by unsolved crimes, I want to express our unwavering commitment to justice.  Each case represents a person whose story deserves to be told and we will not rest until every lead is explored and every avenue of investigation pursued.

Your support is invaluable to our work.  Together, we can make a difference and ensure that those responsible for these heinous acts are held accountable.  Thank you for your ongoing support and trust in our mission!

OCCIA’s motto is Vincit Omnia Veritas:  Truth Conquers all Things!

Board of Directors

President Megan Townsend     

Hillsboro Police Dept.     

Megan.Townsend@hillsboro-oregon.gov 

 

Past-President Brian Prevett   

Oregon Dept. of Justice   

Brian.G.Prevett@doj.state.or.us

Vice President Jodi Shimanek 

Oregon Dept. of Justice   

Jodi.I.Shimanek@doj.state.or.us

Secretary      Vacant


Treasurer Chuck Tilby

Lane Co. Sheriff's Office   

Charles.tilby@lanecountyor.gov

OCCIA AWARDS FIRST RECIPIENTS
WITH THE
OREGON COLD CASE INVESTIGATORS AWARD

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During the OPOA banquet on Nov 17, 2023, four individuals were honored with the OCCIA Award to recognize their extraordinary accomplishments: 
 

Dr. Nici Vance, Ph.d.
Oregon State Police
Medical Examiner's office 

Det. Mark Povolny
Washington County Sherriff's Office

Det. John Williams and Det. Jeff Williams 

Polk County Sheriff's Office.
 

Read the awards HERE

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