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
Spring, 2014 – We have begun 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.
Twenty of our local citizens are attending the
Academy and after three classes, we are very
impressed with the questions that they have of our
staff and for their involvement in the academy. We
plan to conduct additional Citizens Academies in
the future and will again advertise for citizens to
attend. It is an excellent way to learn about your
We have completed some restructuring in the
Sheriff’s Office to make sure to assist us in
maintaining a well-trained and qualified staff.
By keeping staff cross trained, we will always
have staff available to step into a key position if someone is unavailable. Dave Dethman, who
has been our Emergency Management Deputy
for the past three years, has been promoted to
Patrol Sergeant. Sergeant Jim Chapman has been
assigned to the Jail, Corrections Deputy Tim
Durheim has been transferred to Patrol and Office
Deputy Mike Ryan has been promoted to the
Emergency Management Deputy. Deputy Mike
Ryan has an extensive background with emergency
services background with a fire department.
Deputy Ryan is very qualified and has already hit
the ground running. We have hired Lori Jo Smith
to fill the Office Deputy position left vacated by
Deputy Ryan’s promotion. All of these individuals
are very well qualified and by cross training them,
enhances our abilities to serve 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.