Olalla Center Board Vice President
Dave Teem, Ret. Lt.
Retired Police Lieutenant, FBI NA 228
Dave Teem is an adoptive parent, and was a foster parent. He dedicated his life to public service, with over 30 years as a police officer including 25 years in leadership roles. Dave has written grants to increase school safety, decrease underage drinking and prevent youth overdoses. He retired as a Lieutenant. As Chief Negotiator of the SWAT Team, Dave lead and trained a team of negotiators, collaborated with multiple agencies and helped numerous people go home safe. Dave implemented many programs that brought law enforcement and the community together such as: the Newport Police Volunteers, Canine Unit and Bike Team. He was a Field Training Officer, and instructor for the Citizens Academy, and Supervisor Trainer.
Dave believes in community policing and volunteerism. He served on numerous City committees, worked closely with school personnel, government officials and community partners. Dave served as a Board Member for Oregon State University Outreach Extension 4-H; President of the Lincoln County Equestrian Society, and Board Member of CASA of Lincoln and Tillamook Counties. Dave and his wife, Dee have two grown children and a grandson. Dave enjoys reading, traveling, building projects, and spending time with his wife and family, and their dog, Lucy.
Olalla Committees: Building Committee; HR Committee