Michael Slauson, Chief Counsel
Michael is the chief counsel of the Criminal Justice Division. Prior to his current appointment, Michael served as the Oregon Attorney General’s special counsel on public safety. Michael joined the Oregon DOJ in 2001 as an honors attorney. He spent his first year with the Appellate Division before moving to the Criminal Justice Division where he provided assistance to district attorneys and their staff, and prosecuted a broad array of criminal cases for 11 years. Michael received his B.A. from the University of Oregon and his J.D. from the University of Arizona College of Law.
Stephanie Tuttle, Deputy Chief Counsel
Stephanie is the deputy chief counsel of the Criminal Justice Division. Stephanie joined the Division in 2007 and became the deputy chief counsel in 2012. Prior to joining the Oregon DOJ, Stephanie served fourteen years as the deputy district attorney in Marion County, where she specialized in child abuse and sexual assault cases. Her interest in prosecution developed when she served as a victim advocate during her senior year internship in college. Stephanie graduated from Willamette University with a B.S. in psychology and earned her J.D. cum laude from Willamette University College of Law.
Programs of the Criminal Justice Division
District Attorney/Law Enforcement Assistance Program (LEAP)
The District Attorney/Law Enforcement Assistance Program (LEAP) supports district attorneys by providing around-the-clock legal advice, and investigating and prosecuting complex criminal cases. The assistant attorneys general and special agents who work in the unit are experts in cases involving homicide, child exploitation, driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII), domestic violence and elder abuse. The unit also trains law enforcement officers and prosecutors throughout Oregon.
Oregon Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC)
The Oregon Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) focuses on investigating, prosecuting and preventing the sexual exploitation of children on the internet.
Organized Crime Division
The Organized Crime Division is charged with detecting and combating organized crime, and investigating allegations of public officials involved in corruption or malfeasance. Members of this Section specialize in conducting complex, multi-jurisdiction Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO) » investigations and in utilizing advanced investigative strategies and techniques. The Section also has specialized equipment and trained personnel to conduct wiretap investigations against organized crime groups.
Oregon TITAN Fusion Center (OTFC)
The Oregon TITAN Fusion Center (OTFC) processes information related to threats in order to detect, prevent and respond to criminal and terrorist activity. The center is staffed by the Criminal Justice Division and works in conjunction with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. The center produces threat assessments and bulletins about officer safety, general crime, terrorism and analytical case support. The center also provides important training to law enforcement agencies, businesses and first responders.
High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Investigation Service Center and Watch Center
The HIDTA Investigation Service Center and Watch Center is a multi-agency center that promotes, facilitates and coordinates the exchange of information related to drug trafficking in Oregon, and provides analytical case support to Oregon’s designated HIDTA counties. The Watch Center also provides tactical analytical support to law enforcement officers throughout Oregon.