EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon State Police is launching *OSP (star OSP), a faster and easier way for you to contact the Oregon State Police's dispatch for a non-emergency from your mobile phone.
*OSP (*677) is a mobile phone direct call number that provides the public with a quick, easy to remember phone number to use for non-emergency reporting. That includes things like traffic safety, highway hazards, and obstructions, minor crashes, and requests for assistance.
*OSP is not an emergency number. You should still call 911 for an emergency.
The *OSP line goes directly into the state police dispatch center and is answered by a live dispatcher 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular worked with the department to make the service.
OSP said the majority of motorists have cell phones and this easy to remember number will help ensure people have a way to report non-emergency issues directly to OSP. They said for those who do not have cell phone 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.