Robert L. Rogers II, who has been with the department since 1997, was raised in an Air Force family that settled in the Sherwood area. Graduating from Sherwood High School in 1985, he followed a family tradition of service by entering the U.S. Army—serving six years in locations along the East coast and in Europe.
In 1991, Rogers left the service to become a police officer in Arkansas and returned to Oregon to begin work as a Tigard Police Officer in 1997. Rogers was promoted to sergeant in 2000 and lieutenant in 2006. In 2009 Rogers was promoted to captain and has served as the division commander for both the operations and services divisions. He is a resident of the City of Sherwood, where his wife and children all remain active in the community.
Rogers holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from Saint Leo University in Florida and is a 2010 graduate of the FBI National Academy. He is a board member and past president of the Oregon Executive Development Institute. Rogers is an active member of the Oregon & International Associations of Chiefs of Police and the Oregon Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates.
Tigard City Manager, Marty Wine appointed Rogers as Interim Chief while a search is underway for a new police chief. The Tigard Police Department continues to be well poised to continue its excellent reputation within the community as well as amongst other police departments. Under the present direction of Interim Chief Rogers, the Tigard Police Department will continue to be firmly positioned to undertake the challenges that face the community as well as the department in the coming months. See the media release here.