- Associated Press - Friday, June 24, 2016

BEND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has nominated state police Maj. Travis Hampton for Oregon State Police superintendent.

The Bulletin reports (https://bit.ly/28VAk5T ) that Hampton will begin the job July 1 if he is approved by the state Senate.

According to the governor’s office, Hampton is a Deschutes County resident who has been with Oregon State Police for 25 years and leads the department’s field operations bureau. He started as a cadet, became a trooper in Coos Bay and was promoted to captain in 2004.

The Oregon State Sheriff’s Association and the Oregon Association of Chief of Police have publicly praised Brown’s choice.

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Information from: The Bulletin, https://www.bendbulletin.com

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