Event: Springfield Police Department Fills New Deputy Chief Position
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Completed By: Zak Gosa-Lewis, Public Information Coordinator
The Springfield Police Department is proud to share the upcoming hiring of Jami Resch as Deputy Chief of SPD.
Resch joins SPD from the Portland Police Bureau, where she’s served since 1999. In 2008, after serving as a Patrol Officer, Neighborhood Response Team Officer and Tactical Operations Division Crime Analyst, she was promoted to Sergeant where she led patrol officers then later the newly formed Gun Task Force. Resch was promoted to Lieutenant in 2012, assigned to East Precinct, and later the Criminal Intelligence Unit. She’s also held the responsibility for the Portland Police Honor Guard and served as a Critical Incident Commander. In 2016, she was promoted to Captain and assigned to North Precinct, also serving as Acting Commander. In 2018, she was appointed Assistant Chief of the Investigations Branch and in 2019 was appointed to Deputy Chief. In December of 2019 Resch was sworn in as Chief of Police of the City of Portland. She later became Assistant Chief and now joins SPD with 24 years of extensive public safety and leadership experience.
Resch has been an active member in the Police Bureau’s Muslim Council, Slavic Advisory Council, and Refugee Integration Program. She has also volunteered her time with Camp Rosenbaum, Shop with a Cop and acted as a mentor for youth as part of the Zman Scholarship Foundation. She is a graduate of both the FBI National Executive Institute and the PERF Senior Management Institute for Police.
She holds multiple certificates in advanced command and decision making; threat assessment training and diplomatic security law enforcement training., She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Allied Health Sciences with a Minor in Psychology from the University of Portland.
Resch will be publicly sworn-in at a later date in January.
“Chief Resch will be a great addition to the city of Springfield and to our SPD team. Her authenticity, professionalism, leadership experience, spirit of public service, and demonstrated commitment to community make her an ideal fit for us right now. I look forward to working with her once again to further build community trust, increase operational effectiveness, and to serve the men and women of SPD along with all the people of Springfield.”
Springfield Chief of Police, Andrew Shearer