PORTLAND, Ore. — Governor Kate Brown announced on Monday that she has chosen a successor to Oregon State Police Superintendent Travis Hampton, who plans to retire at the end of October.
Brown said that she has appointed Terri Davie to the role effective November 1. The appointment is still subject to confirmation by the state Senate.
“Terri brings a wealth of law enforcement experience to this role and a strong record of leading by example," said Governor Brown. "She brings a focus on inclusivity and is dedicated to listening to community voices — including Oregon's Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and Tribal communities — as we work towards a more fair and just law enforcement system in Oregon. I look forward to her leadership as we do the hard work of transforming law enforcement standards and training and putting the state on a path toward racial justice."
According to Brown's office, Davie has almost 24 years of law enforcement experience in Oregon. She started with the Oregon Department of Corrections, working her way up from a correctional officer to the rank of Lieutenant at the Oregon State Penitentiary.
Davie joined Oregon State Police as a patrol trooper in 2001, assigned to the Albany Area Command.
"Over the years, Terri has served in many different assignments, including a Technical Collision Investigator, a Major Crimes Detective, a Crisis Negotiator on the agency’s SWAT Team, and as a Station Commander at the Capitol Mall Area Command," Brown's office said.
Davie has been Deputy Superintendent for OSP since July of 2016. She holds an Advanced Law Enforcement Certification, and Brown's office said that she is an active member of the FBI National Executive Institute and both the International and Oregon Association Chiefs of Police.
Oregon State Police is the largest law enforcement agency in Oregon, "a multi-disciplined organization charged with protecting the people, wildlife, and natural resources of Oregon."