CUP Undergraduate Research

Date of Award


Document Type



School of Management


Homeland Security & Emergency Management

Degree Name

Homeland Security, BS


This proposal document examines the collaboration between the Bend Police Department, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Jail, and St. Charles Medical Center Emergency Department and takes into consideration the professional opinions of all stakeholders who currently serve the community of Central Oregon in a variety of different capacities. The Bend Police Department (Bend PD) would like to see a solution that would benefit the citizens served by the department, while supporting the department’s core values of teamwork, integrity, and excellence. Bend PD is concerned about officer efficiency because it is critical for the department to strive to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars. The desired solution must involve a collaborative effort with community stakeholders, build trust and rapport within the community, and go beyond the department’s role of protecting and serving the citizens of Bend (Bend Police Department Strategic Plan, 2015). The goal of this project is to propose a solution that will address the inefficient and excessive transportation of arrested individuals that occurs between the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Jail (DCSO) and St. Charles Medical Center Emergency Department (SCMC ED). This proposal document will identify and address five potential solutions and will recommend the best solution and provide next steps for effective implementation.