Lake County

Sheriff Phillip A. McDonald Sheriff Phillip A. McDonald

Lake County Sheriff's Office
513 Center St
Lakeview, OR 97630

tel: 541-947-6027
fax: 541-947-6029
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About Sheriff McDonald:

Graduated from Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska in 1984. Served on active duty U.S. Army from June 1984 to June 1987, attending Basic Training, AIT, Jump School and then stationed at Ft. Bragg, NC. Sheriff McDonald was Honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in June of 1987.

Hired by Lake County Sheriff's Department September 18, 1989, as a Corrections Officer. Promoted to Patrol Deputy November 30, 1992. Was the resident Deputy in Christmas Valley and Silver Lake from November 1992 until November 1998. Appointed County Sheriff on June 29, 2001.

From OREGON SHERIFF Magazine News

Lake County Sheriff's Office In Action

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Spring, 2014 – The Lake County Sheriff’s Office just completed the installation of a complete new heating and air conditioning system in the Jail. This project was a long time coming. Our Jail was built in 1953 when the courthouse was constructed. The cell area was heated by a forced air furnace, comparable to what would be in someone’s home.

We are currently in the process of obtaining a Drug Detection K-9 for the Sheriff’s Office. The dog handler will be Deputy Maganzini, who is a resident deputy in Christmas Valley. I would like to thank all of the citizens who have made donations to this project. Without their support, we would not be able to go forward with the project.