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Workman is association's new president

First published in the May 28 print edition

Warrenton Police Chief Matt Workman, far right, shows off his champion award. With him are outgoing President Jim Ferraris, far left, Keizer Police Chief John Teague, and Martha Brooks of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids. (Oregon Association Chiefs of Police)
Thursday, June 3, 2021

Warrenton Police Chief Matt Workman was installed as president of the Oregon Association Chiefs of Police during the group’s annual recognition dinner.

He also received, along with fellow Chief John Teague of the Keizer Police Department, the Champion for Children & Youth Award. The award recognizes extraordinary commitment and leadership in the effort to prevent crime by helping kids get the right start in life.

Workman has been a police officer for 30 years. He began his career in 1991 with the police department in Hastings, Neb. He was named Vernonia’s police chief in 2004 and Warrenton’s chief in October 2008.

He holds a master’s degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix, where he teaches classes in criminal justice.

He is a longtime member of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, where he has been an advocate for improved child care as a way to stop crime before it starts.

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