The mission of the Oregon State Sheriffs' Association is to promote, protect, preserve, enhance and
support the office of Sheriff as conservator of the peace in providing public safety services to the
citizens of Oregon.
What Oregon Sheriffs Do:
- Respond to citizens in need
- Enforce Oregon's laws
- Operate County Jails
- Process, Serve and Enforce Judicial Civil Notice and Orders
- Investigate Crime
- Manage 18 of Oregon's Parole and Probation Offices
- Provide Search and Rescue Services
- Provide Court Security
- Administer Oregon Concealed Handgun Licensing Program
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Message from OSSA President,|
Gilliam County Sheriff Gary Bettencourt
October, 2014 -- We are entering a very
slippery slope in society
when citizenís thoughts
wander to legalizing a
drug for money, political
gain and selfishness.
Shame on the federal
government for turning
their heads, and not
enforcing their own
federal laws! On top of it
all, U.S. Representative
Earl Blumenauer wants
us to stop educating our
citizens on the ill effects of dangerous drugs. This is something
we as Sheriffs, and nearly everybody else who cares about society,
have been doing for years. Now, all of a sudden, it is misuse of
federal grant dollars? Obviously, drug education doesnít solve all
of our problems but itís an important component that has saved
lives from being wasted. This, arguably, could save more taxpayer
dollars than stopping public education now. Read more.
Message from OSSA Executive Director,|
Curry County Sheriff John Bishop
January, 2015 -- This is my first letter
as the new Executive
Director for the
Oregon State Sheriffsí
Association. It has
been a very busy fall.
I jumped in with both
feet on October 1st, and
we havenít looked back.
The first priority was to
get the Sheriffs Annual
Conference in Bend
planned and organized.
The staff and I spent
many long days getting
all of the vendors, speakers,
and logistics, coordinated. I am happy to report that with a lot
of help from the staff and Deschutes County, we had one of the
best conferences ever. During the conference, numerous items
were covered regarding issues that occurred in 2014 and what
the future will bring; awards were given to deputies, support
staff, and Sheriffs for extraordinary work in 2014. More on this
later on in this issue. Read more.
Sheriff Brian Wolfe, Malheur County
Sheriff Brian Wolfe was born and raised in Vale,
Oregon. He was the first child in a family of five.
Sheriff Wolfe had a predisposition for the outdoors
and from a young age, came to love the wide open
spaces of Eastern Oregon. Like something out of
an old western, he roamed Malheur County on
the back of a horse. He also takes a more modern
approach on motorcycles, ATVís, and trucks.
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