Conservators of the Peace

Traffic Safety Grants

OSSA administers two Oregon Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Grants. These grants are federally funded and provide overtime funding to participating Sheriff’s Offices. One grant is related to “Safety Belt Enforcement” and the other to “DUII or Impaired Driving Enforcement Enhancement.”

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2016-2017 Safety Belt Grant
Download Now 2016-2017 Grant Allocation Adjustment – Form to Hand Write
Download Now 100 Car Survey
Download Now Deputy Report, Safety Belt overtime 2016-2017
2016-2017 DUII Overtime Grant

Download Now 2016-2017 Grant Allocation Adjustment – Form to Hand Write
Download Now Deputy Report, DUII Overtime 2016-2017
Download Now OSSA HVE Event Report, 2016-2017 DUII Grant – Fillable or Hand Write Form

2017 Oregon Sheriffs’ Annual Conference

Countdown to Conference


Message from the OSSA President

washington-pat-garrettAs the newly elected president, I am honored to represent all 36 Oregon sheriffs.

The sheriff has historically been the chief executive officer of the county, and this is still true under Oregon law. Elected by you and answering directly to the voters, your sheriff can be an effective voice of the people in the serious work of protecting the community. OSSA enables us to work together to serve you best.

By way of introduction, I am in my second term as the Washington County Sheriff, where deputies serve over a half million residents across 727 square miles of rural areas, urban communities, and cities. Our deputies also operate the only county jail. While Oregon counties are diverse in terms of climate, population, and economic drivers, your sheriffs work together to solve problems and challenges that we have in common.

The sheriffs of America have always played a significant role in the history of our nation; in fact, the office of Sheriff was the first county office established in the United States. Also, the first person to read the Declaration of Independence publicly was Philadelphia Sheriff John Nixon in Pennsylvania in 1776.

I look forward to working together to strengthen the office of Sheriff and the communities we proudly serve. Thank you for your continued support of the men and women on shift every day to keep our diverse and proud communities safe.


Pat Garrett
President and Washington County Sheriff.

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