Marion County

Sheriff Jason Myers Sheriff Jason Myers

Marion County Sheriff's Office
P.O. Box 14500
Salem, OR 97308-0710

tel: 503-588-5094
fax: 503-588-7931
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About Sheriff Myers:

Jason Myers is a native Oregonian who was born in Portland and raised in Salem. He is a graduate of McKay High School and Chemeketa Community College where he earned an Associates of Science Degree in Law Enforcement.

His career in Law Enforcement began at the age of 18 when he became a cadet with the Salem Police Department. Shortly after becoming a Salem Police cadet, he was hired by the Marion County Sheriff's Office as a summer Park Cadet, which began his career at this Office. After serving during the summers as a Cadet, he joined the Marion County Reserve Deputy Program. In September of 1990, he was hired as a full time Deputy Sheriff. During his career with the Sheriff's Office he served as a Patrol Deputy, Field Training Deputy, Judicial Security Deputy, School Resource Officer, Detective, Patrol Sergeant, Narcotics Detective Sergeant, Administrative Lieutenant, Operations Division Commander, Undersheriff, and now Sheriff. Over his more than 22 years of service, he has helped to develop policies and procedures, helped craft strategic plans, negotiated union contracts, prepared the office budget, and provided leadership to all divisions of the Office, including Enforcement, Institutions, Operations and Parole & Probation.

Sheriff Myers holds an Executive Police Certificate from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, and has completed the Oregon State Sheriffs' Association Command College and the Salem Chamber of Commerce Leadership Development Course. He serves on the Marion County Children and Families Commission, the Local Public Safety Coordinating Council, the Govenor's Advisory Council on DUII, and Crisis Chaplaincy Services Board.

Sheriff Myers lives on a small farm outside of Stayton with his wife and two sons. They enjoy spending time as a family and doing outdoor activities such as sports, camping, hunting, fishing, and quad riding.

From OREGON SHERIFF Magazine News

Marion County Sheriff's Office In Action


Spring, 2014MCSOís Foundational Character Traits - Itís pretty common for public safety agencies to include some of their most important values in their slogan or office identity. Sometimes they are emblazoned on vehicles, included on business cards, or printed on office letterhead. Despite the medium, the frequent reminders of those values are an important part of the public safety culture, and it is as much for employees as it is for the public. Our foundational character traits and some of the words we take to heart are: Integrity, Courage, Discipline, Loyalty, Diligence, Humility, Optimism, and Conviction.

Why these eight traits? They were decided upon by our Leadership Team (all supervisors) as the basis by which we approach tasks, make decisions and interact with our community members. As Sheriff, I meet with each new deputy prior to their swearing in ceremony to review these traits, along with our Core Functions and Top 10 Objectives (all may be found on our website). I remind new recruits what this Office is about and how we serve our community. It is a meeting that I hope sticks with the deputies as they begin a career of public service.

Perfection is not one of those traits, as we know that we sometimes make mistakes. Iíve repeatedly said, itís how we respond to mistakes and how we improve ourselves that ultimately makes the difference.