Oregon Homicide Investigators Association
OHIA Executive Board of Directors
Special Agent in Charge Rich Austria
Rich Austria has been in law enforcement for 38 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]
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]
OHIA Advisory Board
Detective Gabe Burchfiel
Jackson County Sheriff's Office
Sergeant Jeff Proulx
Oregon State Police
Detective Travis Hill
Molalla Police Department
Detective Sergeant Brad Robertson
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
DDA Nathan Vasquez
Multnomah County District Attorney's Office
Detective Crystal Hill
Milwaukie Police Department
Detective Aaron Turnage
Gresham Police Department