People can now contact Oregon State Police dispatch for non-emergencies by dialing *OSP (star OSP).
*OSP (*677) is a mobile phone direct call number established to provide the public with a quick, easy-to-remember number to use for nonemergency reporting of traffic safety, highway hazards and obstructions, minor crashes and requests for assistance. *OSP is not an emergency number, and 9-1-1 still remains the emergency number to call for an emergency. *OSP rings directly into the Oregon State Police dispatch center and is answered by a live dispatcher 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Department in collaboration with Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon’s cellphone providers have secured this number to make it easier to contact OSP for nonemergency police services and road hazards.
Currently, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular have worked with the department to facilitate this service. It is the department’s goal that, as this program develops, other cell providers will partner with us in this venture to provide access to all cellphone users.
For members of the public who do not have cellphone service, or have providers that do not currently support this access number, they can still dial the department’s toll free phone number 800-452-7888.