Police Department/Service District came into existence in 1990.
Homeowners voted to create the Service District, which is
managed by a Board comprised of seven Black Butte Ranch
homeowners, who are appointed by the Deschutes County Board of
Commissioners. The Service District Managing Board has staffed
the Police Department with six full-time officers, which
includes a Chief of Police, a Sergeant, and four Officers. The
Assistant takes care of general office
work and accounting responsibilities. The Department provides
the Ranch with 24-7 patrol and other law enforcement services.
The Department is also involved in crime prevention, disaster
mitigation, and planning in cooperation with the Ranch
Management and residents to preserve the safety, security and
tranquility of the Ranch. Sworn department personnel are
certified police officers and function as such out of, and
within the District boundaries.