The mission of the Oregon State Sheriffs' Association is to promote, protect, preserve, enhance and
support the office of Sheriff as conservator of the peace in providing public safety services to the
citizens of Oregon.
What Oregon Sheriffs Do:
- Respond to citizens in need
- Enforce Oregon's laws
- Operate County Jails
- Process, Serve and Enforce Judicial Civil Notice and Orders
- Investigate Crime
- Manage 18 of Oregon's Parole and Probation Offices
- Provide Search and Rescue Services
- Provide Court Security
- Administer Oregon Concealed Handgun Licensing Program
Join your Sheriff
in the fight against crime
by becoming an OSSA member today.
OSSA’s Financial Reports are available for review upon contacting OSSA at 503-364-4204.
Message from OSSA President,|
Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers
Mental Illness and the Criminal Justice System - The natural progression of any business requires change. Public safety is no
different. Our “business” as conservators of the peace is community safety in
each of our counties. How your Sheriff’s Office goes about addressing community
concerns and protecting the public is subject to a number of factors –
some within our control and some outside. One of the biggest factors pressing
public safety around our state is the impact that mental illness has on our local
systems. Read more.
Message from OSSA Executive Director,|
I hope readers enjoy issues of the Oregon Sheriff.
We’ve attempted to both
entertain and educate with the
articles, and I am certain that
we will hear from you if we’ve
missed the mark on either!
Sheriff Dan Staton, Multnomah County
In 1989, Dan Staton was sworn in as a new Deputy
Sheriff by Sheriff Bob Skipper. Neither of them
could foresee that Sheriff Skipper would be appointing
Staton as the Assistant Sheriff and then
the Interim Sheriff for the Multnomah County
Sheriff’s Office 20 years later. Shortly thereafter,
Sheriff Dan Staton was elected to his first four year
term in 2010.
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