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
Summer, 2014 – The Marion County Sheriff’s Office Jail Reentry
Program is an intensive and collaborative 90-day
treatment and reentry program designed for specific
medium and high-risk, drug-addicted individuals
returning to the Marion County community.
This cognitive-based program offers a variety of
services including enhanced supervision, cognitive
programming, parenting classes, mentoring,
housing, employment services, and addiction
treatment within a highly structured environment.
The Jail Reentry Program is designed to target
Marion County’s historically highest recidivist
population (typically around 35%), and will be
delivered at the Marion County Work Release
Center located on the Sheriff’s Office Campus in
Southeast Salem. Each cohort will serve up to 12
participants to ensure that class sizes are within
recommended guidelines. A Parole & Probation
deputy will work alongside a Jail & Work Center
counselor to jointly assess, supervise, and manage
all program participants, which include assessments of addiction, risk to recidivate, criminogenic risk
factors linked to criminal activity, and motivation for
change. Each of these assessments involves a specific
test or set of questions which, when administered
by professionals, help determine the participant’s
readiness and ability to make positive changes and
will help guide the supervision.
The Jail Reentry Program’s addiction programming
includes professional mentors designed to provide
pro-social support and will be administered by
Bridgeway Recovery Services, a local private
non-profit agency. Other relevant criminogenic
risk factors and programming will be addressed
by the De Muniz Resource Center staff (www.
run by the Mid-Willamette Valley
Community Action Agency and the Parole &
Probation Division of the Sheriff’s Office.
As incentive and component of JRP, program
participants who successfully complete the first
45-days of programming while in custody, will be
eligible for transition to Post-Prison Supervision
for the remaining 45-days of programming and
aftercare. While in the community, the Parole &
Probation deputy will manage the remaining time in
the community and ensure that each criminogenic
risk factor continues to be addressed by Bridgeway
Recovery Services, De Muniz Resource Center,
Sheriff’s Office, or other community-based