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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Summer, 2014 – The Lake County Sheriff’s Office received a new boat for marine patrol from the State Marine Board to help marine law enforcement patrolling the county’s high elevation lakes. The Marine Board recently procured a special purpose skiff to help Lake County’s marine patrols access waterways in rugged areas.

The new patrol boat is a 14-foot River Hawk open skiff, with a 20 horsepower Suzuki fuel-injected outboard motor. This boat is easy to transport and trailer on remote roads, and will operate at a fraction of the fuel costs used by our previous boat. The River Hawk was purchased with a combination of county dollars and a trade in value of the old patrol boat.

Memorial Day weekend saw about 500 persons camped in the Christmas Valley sand dunes. With the exception of two ATV crashes, everyone had a safe and fun weekend. We also saw full campgrounds throughout the Fremont Forest, with people recreating in various manors from ATV’s to fishing and boating, hiking, and just relaxing and enjoying the outdoors.