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, 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
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
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
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.