Janie Schutz

Relationship Manager


Janie Schutz is a 31 year veteran police officer having recently retired as Chief of Police in Forest Grove, Oregon.  Her former position was that of Chief of Police in Wadesboro, NC. Prior to that, Chief Schutz served as an Instructor/Coordinator for the North Carolina Department of Justice/North Carolina Justice Academy in the Criminal Investigations Division, and specialized in teaching Domestic Violence Response for officers and Sexual Assault investigation.

Chief Schutz is a graduate of Michigan State University with dual degrees in Criminal Justice and Political Science. She is a past presenter at the 2014 and 2016 Oregon CJIS Conferences and a past presenter at the 2017 Northwest Leadership Conference. The Chief is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Class #248. She has also been a part of the following:

  • Past Chair of the Washington County LE Executives Committee
  • Graduate of Oregon Executive Development Institute
  • Graduate of Department of Homeland Security Leadership Institute
  • Recipient of Oregon Crime Victims Law Center 2018 Hardy Myers Victim Advocacy Award
  • Contributor to PoliceOne with a published article “The Point of Policing”

Chief Schutz is married to her high school sweetheart, a small animal veterinarian.   She and her husband are the proud parents of six children.