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Oregon Homicide Investigators Association

The Relentless Pursuit of Justice

OHIA Executive Board of Directors


Special Agent in Charge Rich Austria

Rich Austria has been in law enforcement for 40 years. He spent the first 9 years of his career with the Honolulu Police Department in Hawaii from 1982-1991. He was hired by the Portland Police Bureau in 1991. He was then promoted to Sergeant in 1998. From 2000 to 2006, he worked as a Homicide Detective. He was briefly transferred as Sergeant in charge of the Sexual Assault Detail. After one year in the Sexual Assault Detail, Rich was given the opportunity to transfer back to Homicide where he served until his retirement from PPB in October 2016. He then began a new career with the Oregon Department of Justice as a Special Agent in Charge (SAC). 

SAC Austria has been a member of OHIA since its inception in 2009. He has been a member of the OHIA Advisory Board and has served on the Executive Board of Directors as the Vice President. SAC Austria was elected OHIA's President in 2014. 

You may contact SAC Austria by e-mail at [email protected]

Vice President:

Lieutenant Brad O'Dell

Lieutenant Brad O'Dell has been with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office since 2006. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from California Coast University. 

Lieutenant O'Dell’s prior assignments have included Patrol Deputy, Medicolegal Death Investigator, Major Crimes Detective, Corporal, and Sergeant.  

Lieutenant O'Dell has been active with the association as an Advisory Board Member since 2012. He was elected as OHIA's Vice President in 2021.

You may contact Lieutenant O'Dell by email at [email protected]


Analyst Jill Hatten

Jill Hatten started her career in law enforcement in 2002 as an Intel Analyst for the Jackson County interagency drug team, JACNET. In 2007, she was assigned to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division as a Crime Analyst. In 2011, Jill started working as the departments Property Control/Evidence Technician, but continued to work as the backup Crime Analyst.

In 2014, Jill started working for the Medford Police Department as a Crime Analyst assigned to Criminal Investigations and Patrol. In 2022, Jill was assigned to Medford Police administration as an Analyst.

Jill has assisted with various things for the Oregon Homicide Investigators Association (formerly known as the Southern Oregon Major Crimes Conference) since its inception in 2009, but officially became a member of the board in 2015 as the Treasurer.  Jill served as the Treasurer from 2015 to 2017, then moved to the Advisory Board from 2018 to 2021, and now serves the organization as the Secretary.  

Jill has also been on the conference planning committee for the Northwest Regional Crime Analyst Network since 2017.  

You may contact Jill at [email protected] 


DDA Shannon Sullivan

Coming Soon!

You may contact DDA Sullivan at [email protected]

OHIA Advisory Board


Sergeant First Class Jeff Proulx

Oregon State Police - Central Point

Position 2

Sergeant Brad Robertson

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Position 3

Deputy District Attorney Nathan Vasquez

Multnomah County District Attorney's Office

Position 4

Sergeant Crystal Hill

Milwaukie Police Department

Position 5

Detective Aaron Turnage

Gresham Police Department

Position 6

Property Manager Kimm Barnes

Douglas County Sheriff's Office

Position 7

Detective Gabe Burchfiel

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

Position 8

Detective Steve Hunter

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

Position 9

Detective Jon Baglietto

Medford Police Department

Position 10

District Attorney Jeff Auxier

Columbia County District Attorney's Office

Position 11

Detective TJ Knea

Bend Police Department

Position 12

Chief Dave Rash

Hubbard Police Department