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Meet the LPS officers

Dennis Marks

Director of Linfield Public Safety

Dennis Marks joined Linfield in January of 2018. His previous experience includes six years in the United States Marine Corps followed by 26 years with McMinnville Police Department. He retired from the police department in 2017 at the rank of Captain.

He has a bachelor’s degree in management and communications from Corban University in Salem and is an adjunct instructor for criminal justice with Chemeketa Community College. He is married and has eight children and eleven grandchildren. He enjoys outdoor activities, working with his church and community, and family activities.

Harvey Taylor

Campus Safety-Senior Officer

Senior Officer Taylor has been with Linfield University since January 2021. He joins our team as a retired corrections deputy with 29 years of experience. He spent three years in court security and the rest of his career in jail security. His education has been also within Yamhill County. He graduated from Yamhill Carlton Union High and majored in corrections and police studies at Chemeketa Community College.

During his personal time, Officer Taylor enjoys fishing, crabbing and camping with his family. He also spends a lot of time with his friends and family tubing and kneeboarding and watching his son play basketball and baseball, not to mention his best friend Zoey, their family pet.

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Mark Salleng

Campus Safety - Senior Officer

Senior Officer Salleng has been with Linfield since December 2021. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice with a minor is homeland security. Officer Salleng brings with him experience with Falls City Police, Oregon State University with their Special Campus PSO/FTO, Georgia Pacific, and the Federal Tribes of Grand Ronde. 

Officer Salleng is also proud of his heritage. He is a direct descendant of Chief Sequoia (Eastern Band Cherokee).

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Marty Ransier

Campus Safety Officer

Officer Ransier has served with Linfield since 2005. Prior to working at Linfield, he served several years in the U.S. Army. In addition to patrolling and answering calls for service, Officer Ransier provides oversight of Linfield's access control systems.

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Doug Cummins

Campus Safety Officer

Officer Cummins joined Linfield in 2015 and is the emergency management coordinator in addition to his routine patrol duties. He retired from the McMinnville Police Department after 30 years of service. Officer Cummins has expertise in emergency management and preparedness and is a volunteer with the McMinnville Fire Department.

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Jeannie Long

Administrative Officer

Officer Long has worked with Linfield since 2016. Prior to working with Linfield, Officer Long worked for Wells Fargo Bank in the home equity processing department where she oversaw such areas as fast track, equity service team and EDM. She has a bachelor's degree in health science from Linfield College and has attended the Western Association of College Law Enforcement Administrators. Most of her experience has been in managing people and handling sensitive and confidential issues.

Officer Long enjoys summer vacations with her family and watching her boys play sports.

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Christopher Grady

Campus Safety Officer

Officer Grady has been with Linfield University since June 2021. He has had a wide array of past work experiences which has contributed to our staff dynamics. He has worked in construction, aviation, production work and quality assurance. He has also dabbled in acting. 

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family. In fact, for a period of a year and a half, he lived on a remote island in Alaska.

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Larry Hayes

Campus Safety Officer

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Melissa Perkins

Campus Safety Officer

Officer Perkins joined Linfield in November of 2022. She brings with her experience with CSRM as a security officer and as an emergency medical responder. In her spare time, she enjoys working on her hobby farm and spending time with her family.

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Jose Torres

On-Call Safety Officer

Jose Torres has been with Linfield since May 2022. He is presently going to college in the L.E.R.E program in hopes of becoming a police officer.

In his spare time, he enjoys rugby and soccer.

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Timothy Krueger

Portland Campus Safety Officer

Officer Krueger joined Linfield in October of 2021. His previous experience includes working as a supervisor for the Pacific Northwest College of Art in downtown Portland. He is a retired Department of Defense Police Corporal for the Navel Base Bremerton and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington.

While off, he enjoys attending church with his wife and camping with their dog, Katie.