Sheriff Jim Hensley
Crook County Sheriff's Office
308 E. 2nd St
Prineville, OR 97754
About Sheriff Hensley:
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Sheriff Hensley graduated from Crook County High School in 1973 and has lived in Crook County for 41 years. He raised three children in Crook County and is very proud of his long time commitment to residing in and serving the citizens of Crook County.
Sheriff Hensley started his law enforcement career as a reserve officer with the Prineville Police Department in 1981 and was hired as a full time police officer with the City of Prineville in 1983. In 1986 he went to work for the Crook County Sheriff's Office and worked in Patrol/Criminal, Narcotics Detective assigned to the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team (CODE), Patrol Sergeant, Undersheriff, Parole and Probation and was elected Sheriff in November 2010 and was sworn in as Sheriff on January 3rd, 2011.
Sheriff Hensley is an active member of the community, participating in the Crooked River Round Up Board, For The Children, Community Coalition and many other community functions and activities.
Sheriff Hensley and his wife Sherrie live in Prineville where they enjoy all that Crook County has to offer.
From OREGON SHERIFF Magazine News
Crook County Sheriff's Office In Action
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2011 Marine Patrol Deputies on the day the Marine Board presented the new Marine Patrol Boat to the Crook County Sheriff's Office.
Crook County Sheriff's Office Deputy Mitch Madden retrieving items from a creek bed after a flood.
Crook County Sheriff's Office Deputy Chris Estes putting out a fire that he discovered while on patrol in the Ochoco National Forest.
Crook County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol bringing in an injured person from an accident at Prineville Reservoir.
Crook County Sheriff's Office Patrol Vehicles at a Motor Vehicle Accident scene.
Crook County Sheriff's Office Members of the Mounted Posse in Ochoco Creek Park in Prineville.
Crook County Sheriff's Office Members of the CCSO Search and Rescue Mounted Unit in the Ochoco National Forest during a search for a lost individual.
OREGON SHERIFF Magazine News
Summer, 2014 – In January, we started the first Crook County
Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy. The purpose of
the academy is to provide the citizens of our county,
the opportunity to see what the Sheriff’s Office
does and what the elected Sheriff’s responsibilities
are as required by Oregon Revised Statues. We had
scheduled twenty of our local citizens to attend the
academy and on April 7th, seventeen members of
our community graduated the academy. All of the
graduates were very impressed and said they were
amazed at what their Sheriff’s Office does on a daily
basis. Many, if not all, have advised they would
recommend others to attend the next academy. We
would like to thank those citizens that took the time to attend the academy and learn what we do to serve
our community. We plan to conduct additional
citizens academy’s in the future and will again
advertise for citizens to attend. It is an excellent way
to learn about your Sheriff’s Office.
We are continuing to look at several options in
regards to our shortage of available jail beds and
when the options are all reviewed, we will be
presenting them to the community for input before
any final decisions are made. As of April 19, 2014,
we have 111 sentenced individuals waiting to serve
jail time in the Crook County Jail.
We lost one of our criminal/patrol deputies, Jeremy
Neely, who moved back to South Carolina. Jeremy
was an excellent deputy and he will be missed. With
that being said, we have hired Dave Tugmon to fill
the vacancy. Dave Tugmon has worked for this office
in the past and moved to Alaska where he joined the
Alaska State Troopers. Deputy Tugmon retired as a
Lieutenant with the Troopers and returned home to
Crook County where he determined that he was not
ready to retire. Deputy Tugmon is very qualified and
very seasoned in law enforcement. He is a welcomed
addition to the Sheriff’s Office and this community.
As I have said in the past, I would like to thank the
members of my staff for the work that they all do on
a daily basis. They work many long and tiring hours
to serve our community and keep it safe.
As always, if you would like to visit with me, please
feel free to contact me.