KLAMATH FALLS, OR – April 21, 2021 The City of Klamath Falls conducted a nationwide search to fill the pending Chief of Police vacancy. After reviewing resumes and conducting remote interviews, four candidates were selected as finalists and invited to participate in additional interviews with City Staff and community members. Subsequently, one of the candidates withdrew. The City will conduct the finalist interview process on April 28th and 29th.

Candidates will undergo interviews in front of multiple panels to test their knowledge and suitability to serve as our next Chief of Police. A public open house, using social distancing and face coverings, will be held 7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. on April 28th at the Ross Ragland Theater (218 N 7th Street, Klamath Falls). The community is invited to attend and provide input on the candidates.

Finalists in Alphabetical Order:


  • Ryan Brosterhous – Mr. Brosterhous has been with the Klamath Falls Police Department for 25 years. He currently serves as the Patrol and Operations Division Captain and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminology from Southern Oregon State College.
  • Rob Dentinger – Mr. Dentinger has been with the Klamath Falls Police Department for 25 years. He currently serves as the Investigation and Support Division Captain and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Management from Northwest Christian University.
  • David Westrick – Mr. Westrick has been a police officer for 29 years. Most recently, he served as the Chief of Police for the City of Hollister, California and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration – Police emphasis from Union University.