Sheriff Tom Bergin
Clatsop County Sheriff's Office
P.O. Box 658
Astoria, OR 97103
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About Sheriff Bergin:
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Sheriff Bergin was elected to the Office of Sheriff in 2004 and was sworn in as the 31st Sheriff to Clatsop County in January 2005. Sheriff Bergin has been in law enforcement for over 25 years and is currently serving his second 4 year term as Sheriff. He began his law enforcement career working patrol for the Seaside Police Department with a passion directed towards removing narcotics from vehicles related to drug transportation. In 1992 he joined the Clatsop County Sheriff's Office as a Patrol Deputy and started the first Narcotic Canine unit. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and in 1995 was asked to rebuild the Clatsop County Inter-Agency Narcotic Task Force. The team became very successful and in 2001 won Narcotic Agency of the year through the Western States Information Network (WISN). He returned to the road in 2003 and shortly thereafter was promoted to the rank of Chief Deputy, second in command, where he worked closely with former Sheriff, John Raichl.
Sheriff Bergin sees a great need to continue the law enforcement efforts to combat all illegal narcotic use. A major key to law enforcement in the county is replacement of the present jail which is inadequate for today's needs. Tom believes that education plays a key roll in preventing crime and drug use. One of his immediate goals is to continue the efforts with the Drug Task Force and the local DARE program that the Sheriff's Deputies operate in the local grade schools.
Sheriff Bergin lives with his wife and has two children. He enjoys hunting, horses, dogs and whenever a good friend may stop by to sit around the fire pit and swapping old stories.
"My door has always be open to the people of Clatsop County to help them with their law enforcement needs and I enjoy helping resolve their issues whenever possible," Bergin says.
From OREGON SHERIFF Magazine News
Clatsop County Sheriff's Office In Action
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Clatsop County Sheriff's Office Posse
Clatsop County Sheriff's Office High Angle Rescue Team (HART)
Clatsop County Sheriff's Office Jail
Clatsop County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol
Clatsop County Sheriff's Office Patrol Car
Clatsop County Sheriff's Office Underwater Recovery Team (URT) Diver
Clatsop County Sheriff's Office Pot Plant Bust
OREGON SHERIFF Magazine News
Spring, 2013 – The newest member of the Sheriff’s Office
is Pax! He and his handler, Senior Deputy
Thomas Phillips, have completed a 400-hour
patrol K-9 academy and are state certified
through the Oregon Police K-9 Association.
Their first day back on patrol, Deputy
Phillips and Pax responded to a house in the
Knappa area, which several people had broken
into. Pax was able to track and capture
two of the suspects. Deputy Phillips and Pax
are available to respond and assist all police
Thank you to all of our Clatsop County
residents who continue to sponsor the Oregon
State Sheriffs’ Association! Your friendship
and support is appreciated by Sheriff Bergin
and the entire Clatsop County Sheriff’s
Office. You are always welcome to visit the
Sheriff’s Office with any comments, concerns
and questions you may have.