Crook County

Sheriff Jim Hensley Sheriff Jim Hensley

Crook County Sheriff's Office
308 E. 2nd St
Prineville, OR 97754

tel: 541-447-6398
fax: 541-416-0353
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About Sheriff Hensley:

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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Spring, 2015 – The Crook County Sheriff’s Office has promoted two deputies to the rank of sergeant, Deputy Jerry Bottoms and Deputy Bill Elliott. Deputy Jeremy Bottoms of the Corrections Division has worked for Crook County for over seven years in the jail. Sergeant Bottoms will continue to serve the citizens in his new position in the jail.

Also promoted was Deputy Bill Elliott of the Patrol Division, who has worked for Crook County for over 10 years in patrol, most recently as a detective with the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team. Sergeant Elliott will continue to serve the citizens in his new position in the Patrol Division.

In the last OSSA magazine I talked about one of our newest additions to our office. Jett, our 21 month old black lab drug detection K-9, has been a welcome addition. In one of Jett’s first cases, he and his handler, Deputy Mitch Madden, made an arrest after a traffic stop in Powell Butte. During the stop, Jett alerted and after a subsequent search of the vehicle, methamphetamine and other evidence was located that led to the driver of the vehicle being charged with possession, delivery and manufacture of a controlled substance. Also seized in the search was an AK47 assault rifle that the individual had on the front passenger seat of the vehicle. The suspect was lodged in the Crook County jail.

We started our second annual Crook County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Academy at the end of January. 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.

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.