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
Spring, 2014 – MCSOís 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
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