Sheriff Jason Myers
Marion County Sheriff's Office
P.O. Box 14500
Salem, OR 97308-0710
About Sheriff Myers:
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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
OREGON SHERIFF Magazine News
Fall, 2014 – Introducing a New Way to keep your
Neighborhood Safe: www.Nextdoor.com - We’re
expanding the reach of Neighborhood Watch by
joining Nextdoor.com, a private social network
for neighborhoods and neighborhood watches.
With Nextdoor, Marion County residents can join
private neighborhood websites, accessible only to
residents in the neighborhood to:
• Share neighborhood public safety issues
• Post neighborhood events and activities
• Give tips about local services
• Get the word out about a lost pet.
The Sheriff ’s Office may post safety tips and
crime alerts to help neighbors be aware. With
Nextdoor, we hope to empower neighbors to
expand their efforts to keep their communities safe
and to stay connected by collaborating on virtual
neighborhood watch efforts. And … Nextdoor
Those interested in joining their neighborhood’s
Nextdoor website can visit www.nextdoor.com and
enter their home address.
Project Lifesaver: Now in Marion County!
- Project Lifesaver International (PLI), a wellestablished
program designed for individuals
suffering from developmental or dementia-type
disorders that are prone to wander, is now available
for eligible participants in Marion County. PLI
provides a tool to help find and rescue missing
Program participants wear a personalized
bracelet which emits a tracking signal on an
individualized assigned FM radio frequency. The
radio frequency is unique to both the individual
and their geographical area. When a PLI client is
determined missing, a caregiver will contact the
Marion County Sheriff ’s Office via 911. Trained
deputies will immediately respond to search for
the missing person using PLI’s radio-frequency
There are costs associated with participating in the
Project Lifesaver Program. To find out how you or
your organization can donate to Marion County’s
Project Lifesaver program, please contact our
Project Lifesaver Coordinator at 503-588-7981.