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In Oregon, the Sheriff's duty is to maintain the peace within the county. As an elected official, the Sheriff is directly accountable to the people. Many are under the impression that our duties are mostly in the patrol of areas outside municipal city limits. While it is true that we provide law enforcement services to rural parts of the county, this is just a part of what it means to “conserve the peace” in our communities.

Our operations cover a wide variety of duties including law enforcement, maintaining and operating the jail, delivering civil papers, executing court orders, providing safety and security to the county courthouse, organizing search and rescue operations and preparing for and coordinating responses to many public safety emergencies in our county.

Our strategic plan calls for collaboration and partnership with our community to strengthen it as a desirable place to live!