Chief of Police

Chief David Henslee has twenty three (23) years of law enforcement experience, starting as a reserve police officer with the City of Corvallis Police Department in 1992. Since being hired as a full time police officer with the City of Corvallis Police Department in 1993, Chief Henslee has served as a police officer, community resource officer, field training officer, detective, sergeant, lieutenant and captain. During his career, Chief Henslee has served as a survival skills instructor, teaching use of force, defensive tactics, impact weapons, counter assault tactics, and reality based training.Img_7905

As the Chief of Police for the City of Klamath Falls, Chief Henslee is responsible for planning, directing and leading the Klamath Falls Police Department consistent with community policing objectives. The Chief establishes performance standards, develops processes that involve employees in decision-making and provides career development opportunities for staff.

Chief Henslee manages and administers the department's annual budget to ensure quality, community-oriented and cost-effective services within approved the budget. The Chief conducts strategic and operational planning to ensure that services, programs, facilities and policing strategies meet the City's changing needs and are financially viable.

Chief Henslee understands the importance of aligning policing practices with the needs and expectation of the residents of Klamath Falls. The Chief promotes awareness and public involvement in community policing and crime prevention and participates in public functions to promote and strengthen partnerships with our community.

Chief Henslee has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Oregon State University, holds an Executive Certificate from the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.   

Chief Henslee serves on various committees with the Oregon Association Chiefs of Police and is the President of the Oregon Chapter of FBI National Academy Associates.

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