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Oregon Department Of Corrections Promotes Agency Veteran Into Deputy Role

<p>Brian Belleque</p>

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Brian Belleque

A long-time veteran with the Oregon Department of Corrections has been promoted to serve as the agency's interim deputy director.

Brian Belleque has been with the Department of Corrections for more than three decades, including roles overseeing some of the agency's 14 institutions. He'll serve as the top deputy to Corrections chief Collette Peters until at least next June.

Belleque steps into the role following the resignation of Kim Brockamp. She was appointed to the job less than two years ago.

In an email to Department of Corrections employees, Brockamp said after 25 years with the agency, it was time to make changes to her work/life balance.

Peters says she'll launch a search for a long-term replacement for Brockamp next spring.

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Chris Lehman covers the Oregon state capitol for JPR as part of the Northwest News Network, a group of 12 Northwest public radio organizations which collaborate on regional news coverage. Chris graduated from Temple University with a journalism degree in 1997. He began his career producing arts features for Red River Public Radio in Shreveport, Louisiana and has been a reporter/announcer for NPR station WNIJ in DeKalb, Illinois. Chris has also reported from overseas, filing stories from Iraq, Burkina Faso, El Salvador, Northern Ireland, Zimbabwe and Uganda.