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
Fall, 2014 – 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.
Long time Office Deputy Sue Ramey retired in
June after serving the citizens of Crook County
for over 30 years. If you had obtained a CHL
from this office in the past, then it most likely
would have been Sue that helped you. Sue always
had a smile on her face and always wanted to do
whatever she could to assist those that walked into
the Sheriff ís Office.
We have several new office deputies that have
joined our staff: Lori Jo Smith, a long-time
resident of Crook County, Elize den Arend, and
Linda Neasham, who all are doing an excellent job
and are welcome additions to the office.
We recently hired David Peery to fill a new patrol
deputy position that we received this year.
Deputy Peery has over eight years law
enforcement experience from the Shasta County
Sheriff ís Office.
This past January we started the first Crook
County Sheriff ís Office Citizens Academy here in
Crook County and completed it in April. All of
the graduates were very impressed and said they
were amazed at what their Sheriff ís Office does
on a daily basis. The graduates said at the time
they would recommend others to attend the next
academy. The purpose of the academy is to provide
the citizens of our county the opportunity to see
what the Sheriff ís Office does and what the elected Sheriff ís responsibilities are, as required by Oregon
Revised Statues. We are in the planning stages
to start another Citizens Academy in January
2015 and if you are interested in attending, please
contact us for an application. It is an excellent way
to learn about your Sheriff ís Office.
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.